Being in between is the toughest, isn't it? Like how do you know which side to go? I always used to operate at the extremes. I either give my hundred percent or do not care at all. But sometimes as you grow up, you realise that you always can't be at the ends. And, if... Continue Reading →
I stare into the headlights like nothing is wrong. The sound's creaking and my wall is breaking. I don't know what is next, I don't know what is left. Can you walk with me, daddy? Is it okay if I just survived? Can we call it a day? just you and me Eating ice-creams the... Continue Reading →
She sat there on her bedroom floor with a box of jewels. Each of it was tangled with another. Necklaces, anklets, chains, and rings - all of them were so important to her. They were either bought or gifted by the people who loved her. Some were as good as new, some rusted and some... Continue Reading →
Growing up, we always used to use the word "depressed". Depression, then used to denote being extremely sad about something that does not go your way like breaking up with your partner or fighting with your friend. Depression is not about being sad. It is about feeling multiple things in your head that makes it... Continue Reading →
It is pretty hard when you love something too much but are also scared of it. There are a lot of things that I am scared of- falling out of love, heights, frogs, fishes. But, fishes rank high of them all. There is something about their eyes, that makes me cringe. Living or dead, fishes... Continue Reading →
With stunning beaches, beautiful islands, party hubs, and shopping streets, Thailand should be on every budget backpackers list. This was by far the most impromptu trip planned by us. But, but, but... It also happens to be one of the most beautiful places I have been to. It was an 8-day trip and we closed... Continue Reading →
It is time you forgive yourself for all the things that you did not do. Not everything is about you. The people who walked out of your life, the kisses that slit your throat, the ghosts that haunted your nights, they were all meant to be. You can curse or hate them but you can... Continue Reading →
I don't know you, but if this letter brings you even 1% of solace, I am glad. I don't know who you are, maybe I never will. But, if you are here because you are feeling a deep pain within, let me tell you something - you are braver than you think you are. That... Continue Reading →
To be very honest, I was not excited about the release of the film "Super Deluxe". I went to the film only because a friend of mine bugged me and I was blown. How can someone living in 2019 have such an understanding of life? There are so many layers to this movie and each... Continue Reading →
We can pen in for hours and hours About all the things that we dreamt of And how the grass is greener there To dream is not a crime But do the boundaries hurt? For regret sweeps in When one wrong turn changes your life And takes you to a path, swivel But, so many... Continue Reading →
Kannathil Muthamittal is my all time favourite movie and every time I watch the movie there is something new that I notice. It amazes me how a movie that got released about 16 years ago is so of the age even now. The world that we live in knows only two kinds of love: the... Continue Reading →
“What is coming will come, and we will meet it when it does.” - Hagrid The orange flames threw angry specks of dust at her. She stood there as fear embered down her body consuming her. Showers of hot flame crept over the place swallowing every particle on its path. Oh narrow ridge, stop burning so hard. She... Continue Reading →
Stranded by the sea, there was water everywhere. One couldn't tell where the deep blue sea ended and the sky started. She* stood there like one of those statues watching the horizon. The monstrous waves hit her as hard as they could. The smell of salt in the breeze filled her nostrils stifling her. Her... Continue Reading →
Every girl fantasizes about her dream wedding. I used to as well, then, I grew up. I have always wanted to have a beach wedding with fairy lights and lamps all along the path, a beautiful centerpiece, a satin arch with white and blue flowers, a themed bar and a dining table by the shore.... Continue Reading →
Life can sometimes be a Polaroid. Static, happy, deceptive, dated and nobody knows what happened before or after the moment. Sometimes that's great because nobody needs to know the roller coaster ride that your mind is taking you through. It's easy to wrap everything that you feel in a beautiful gift wrapper and present it to the world rather than talking about it.
This was the day that my mom warned me about 15 years ago. And, I wish I have at least half the courage that I had back then. I have never been good at consoling people who are mourning. Because I know that nothing I say or do will compensate their loss. 15 years back,... Continue Reading →
I remember reading this somewhere when you ask a child to color something, she would happily pick a crayon and start coloring. She'd go out of the lines, fill the picture with colors from her weird imagination. You'd see blue elephants, red fields, and orange oceans. As she grows up people start molding her. They will want the child to color within the lines and see things they way they are - elephants are supposed to be grey, fields: green and oceans: blue.
How was your first kiss?
It is the sweetest memory that I have. We did not kiss for long, like what they show in movies, it was a matter of a few seconds. It was a beautiful rainy evening and my favorite music was playing in the cafe. With her by my side, it was bliss. We had been dating for a while then and she wanted to get some coffee.
I was 17, and the only mode of transportation was to walk. I was holding her hand and somewhere I knew I was doing the right thing. I reached out to her and pulled her, one hand on her waist and the other on her neck. I closed my eyes and let my whole body melt, I could feel her wet hair brushing my cheek. There was love, solidity, fierceness, and passion. It was something that I had never felt before and something that I will cherish for eternity. I might have kissed a million times after that, but the first time, it was special.
Growing up has its own perks. You realize that you can be this strong independent person, manage your bills, sort out your investments, audit your taxes etc.
Sometimes in the middle of all that you look at yourself and realize "Woah, I have actually changed". And, suddenly you are totally fine with it.
A lot of things change as you evolve into a better or not so better human being. Isn't change the only constant thing?
Here are a few things that I really liked back then but ended up having an aversion towards it in the recent times. If we are on the same page, do let me know in the comments section below.
The sun rays sweep over her face reflecting the 100 feet glass plane of what must be a million dollar company. Crawled like a baby in the womb is her on the bed made of red bricks. She turns around to avoid the early morning sun, only to tumble the leftovers from the day before.
The glimmering sun has lit up the whole place.
It is something that I see every other day, I get into my bike plug in my earphones and drape layers and layers of clothing over my face, until it looks like a zombie’s head. I then wear my coolers, which by the way is the first thing that I got for myself from my salary, put on my helmet and start.
As the soothing music from Indira fills my ears, the city unfolds right before my eyes.
I cut across the signal to the left…
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Scene 1: Varun is 9 years old What do you want to become when you grow up? Kid 1: Teacher. I want to be able to teach the kids everything that I have learned. Teacher: That's very sweet, my child. Kid 2: I want to become a doctor. Every time someone is not well, I... Continue Reading →
She walked slowly by the rain-kissed sidewalks, lit brightly by the neon lights of shops, bars, and restaurants. Rains in Chennai were her favorite, she jumped every puddle balancing her extremely large bag in one hand and her laptop in another. With every step, a light would go off or a baffling sound of the... Continue Reading →
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Every year on the 15th of August, India celebrates its Independence Day. This day remains a remarkable day on the calendar as India regained its freedom from the British rule after years of slavery and struggle. India celebrates it to commemorate the bravery of all those soldiers who lost their lives fighting for our country,... Continue Reading →
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Have you even been in a relationship where you were so much in love with someone that your world seemed to literally revolve around them? Where she/he consumed every ounce of you? Where even after all the mess that she/he has put you through, you'd find comfort in his/her deep brown eyes? Love is one... Continue Reading →
It's okay. Trust me. It's okay to not like something that the whole world finds interesting. It's okay to adjust to your monotonous job. It's okay to quit and do whatever you want. It's okay to live a life that others don't understand. It's okay to feel so strong about something. It's okay to not... Continue Reading →