When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

I am not a huge fan of non- fiction. But many people recommended this one so decided to step out of my comfort zone especially because this was a very small read. And I am glad I did. If you ask me what exactly I like about this book, I don’t think I have an answer. But this was one […]

What is it about love?

“What is it about love that keeps us going for it despite all heartbreaks and trauma?” It’s raining outside.We are too lazy to do anything that require movement,so we decide to de-stress out in the balcony watching the rain. You have just sat down next to me with a hot cup of tea and I couldn’t be more happy. May […]

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 […]