What does it mean to be loved?

“What does it mean to be loved?” You once asked me.We were on your living room couch watching ‘Guru’ on your old television set. You were already way over your fair share of beer and chicken and I was struggling to catch up. ‘What did you say’? I ask you, literally inhaling a chicken leg to even out the competition. […]

Writing is survival

Ma,I remember you telling somebodyI write for fun.I know..Probably you were scaredthat they just like you,would be afraid of a girl who writes,a girl who inhales words like air. But Ma,you may already know,writing for mewas never just a diversion.It was never“Now I have some time,So I will write”Writing for me was survival.It for me was holding on,a plea to […]

You are not in love with me, are you?

“You are not in love with me, are you?”, He asks me with his mischievous smirk. Really not the best time to ask, I think to myself. I am dressed in glorious red, a color that could equally mean pain and passion. I am like a house lit up for diwali not really sure how to handle the inevitable darkness […]

“How do you write about love when you have never been in love?” I ask him today. This was long due, I have been wanting to ask him this ever since I started reading him. He smiles, then replies, “There is nothing much to it… It’s just like everything else. May be even easier.” I look at him perplexed. All […]

This is inspired from the kdrama ‘The Devil Judge’. I fell in love with the ost and wanted to write.

People

People are selfish by nature. You, me, everyone. We say we don’t harm people intentionally. May be we don’t physically. But emotionally, we do much damage than we take credit for. The echoes of the hurt we once received resonates, magnifies and then hits people close to us – people who have nothing to do with our pain or our […]

Poetry and You

I was at the far corner of the room, taking the last sip from my glass of cold beer, when your eyes met mine. And from those eyes, I could read, except for the black veil bride’s ” We don’t belong’, there was nothing in the room we both could relate to. I smile and you smile back and slowly […]

CEC – ഒരു കോളേജാർമ്മ

മുണ്ടക്കയത്ത് നിന്ന് ചെങ്ങന്നൂരിലേക്ക് ഉപരിപഠനത്തിനു വണ്ടി കയറുമ്പോൾ പ്രത്യേകിച്ച് ഒരു വികാരവുമുണ്ടായിരുന്നില്ല. കിട്ടി, കിട്ടീല്ല എന്ന തരത്തിൽ കൈവിട്ട് പോയ RIT ഉം , ചെങ്ങന്നൂരിലാണ് പഠിക്കാൻ പോകുന്നത് എന്ന് പറയുമ്പോൾ “അയ്യോ..അതെന്താ അമൽ ജ്യോതിയിൽ ചേരാഞ്ഞേ എന്ന നാട്ടുകാരുടെ ചോദ്യവും മനസ്സിനെ വല്ലാതെ അലട്ടികൊണ്ടിരുന്നു. ആകാശത്തിലൂടെ തൂക്കുപാലവും, കൈകൊടുക്കുന്ന റോബോട്ടുമുള്ള എന്റെ സ്വപ്നങ്ങളിലെ എഞ്ചിനീയറിംഗ് കോളേജുകളിൽ നിന്ന് CEC ഏറെ വിഭിന്നമായിരുന്നു. പ്രവേശന കവാടത്തിൽ നിന്ന് അധികം അകലെയല്ലാതെ തലയുയർത്തി നിൽക്കുന്ന ആ വൻ മരമല്ലാതെ കോളേജിൽ എല്ലാം ചെറുതാണ്. ചെറിയ ക്യാംമ്പസ്, […]

To Room Nineteen – Doris Lessing

In a recent conversation with a male friend he asked, “If you are planning to get married at some point of life, why does it matter if you get married at 22 or 25?”. Well.. I don’t know what changes for a man. But brought up in a patriarchal society, I have always felt many things change for a women. […]