Published Work

[Updated: 21 Aug 2020]  It has finally occurred to me to post links to my work published elsewhere on the Web. I hope to keep this as a live blog post, updating it as and when the time arrives. Hopefully, there will be more. ๐Ÿ™ƒ Kaleidoscopic: Four Poems (Vayavya) Four poems in the Monsoon Edition... Continue Reading →

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All This Language

While washing my hands today, I was thinking who can I go to, who will listen to me talk about the hurt in my heart? As if I had never thought of this before my mind told me to come to this blog. I had completely forgotten about the presence of my blog in my... Continue Reading →

Three Poems

Sunday Afternoons are Escaping The Sunday afternoon dips its toes quietly in rose water and stays there looking at the purple flowers escaping from stories inside books. They overstayed in their desire to be found and when no one came, slipped away to find new homes, peeping into this poem, that mosque, this hill where... Continue Reading →

(If) The World Was Ending

One of my plants dried up a week ago and now I find myself talking to it, saying that itโ€™s going to be alright, providing it the nourishment it needs, and telling it to hang out with its friends beside it. I know that this is an attempt towards reconciliation, towards hope. Metaphor, these days,... Continue Reading →

Books Read in 2020

God, Hermes and Star by Zbigniew HerbertFour New Stories by Lorrie MooreSelf Help by Lorrie MooreDrive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga TokarczukStudy of the Object by Zbigniew HerbertAnagrams by Lorrie MooreLost Connections by Johann HariCity of Girls by Elizabeth GilbertTin Man by Sarah WinmanBritt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik BackmanSmall Days... Continue Reading →

Poem

Things I Would Tell You If You Hadn't Gone Away For my weekly horoscope, the tarot reader pulled out a Four of Wands card. It means that I have lost my religion. If you add half a teaspoon of jaggery sugar in a cup of black coffee, it becomes easier to swallow on a wounded... Continue Reading →

World Spins Madly On

A garden variety of terrible things have happened to me this year. So, when I write this, I am not coming from a place of cocooned comfort and sitting on a pink cloud with harps playing in the background. I feel it is important to say this because everyone has us believing that our capacity... Continue Reading →

Sprinkled Sentiments #18

450. If there's the F-word in a song, it immediately puts me off. For the life of me, I cannot understand why a song needs to have the F-word in a regular context. I'm not even going to try and unpack this for myself. 449. Today, I recalled something I had forgotten. Last year, I... Continue Reading →

Falling In Love

Say, one day, you hang your identity on a peg, carry your wounds knotted up inside you, an intricate maze, and walk into a new city.Say, you fail to notice the old branches floating down new rivers carrying ants on their backs, you sidestep the fallen yellow leaves that the trees shook off of themselves, and you pay no mind to the... Continue Reading →

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