November 29, 2016

Life – lost and found

(Also published on the Elephant Journal) A few days ago I lost my phone. It was on silent mode, hence I couldn’t call from another phone and locate it. I had used it that same evening to order pizza. But I couldn’t remember for the life of me where I had left it. So I kept looking for it frantically. One hour. Many hours. Feeling some sort of separation anxiety. Finally I got tired and went to bed, hoping the next morning would bring better news. That day I had been going through existential anxiety bouts since morning. What am […]
June 16, 2016

Time to come home

I am so many There is the me that I was born with A rendition of existence’s perfection That was, and didn’t want to become. My quintessential self. Soon enough it gave birth to Many more of it. The self that was never good enough, However hard it tried. The self that squeezed its heart inside, At the pettiest of things. And the self that berated it for doing such. The self that grew like a bamboo when left unchecked And built equally big castle walls on its outside That self that was all it could see Which when shattered, […]
April 19, 2016

What are we going to be today?

It is funny how some words imply things that are beyond their meanings. One such word is ‘proud’. It is so complete a word, that if you say you are proud of something or someone, that really is all you need to say. You don’t need to use any other sentence to show your admiration further. It is also a word that puffs your chest up and gives you goosebumps. Whenever my father used that for me, saying that he was proud of me when I won a competition at school, it made me float in another sky with wide […]