All I Ask

It is very quiet in the room. I'm all alone and the small, yellow light keeps me company. Under it, I've just finished reading A Book of Simple Living by Ruskin Bond. I think about the ferns, geraniums, walnuts, oaks and deodars generously mentioned in the book. I can hear the silence float in the... Continue Reading →

I Wish I Were…

Sometimes I wish I could be a still lake. Recovering instantly after they throw stones at me. Swirling when the disowned leaves fall upon me; and coming back to who I've always been, very soon. Bearing the weight of their burden unload into me when they swim and yet become myself even as they glide... Continue Reading →

Letting it Be

At times, I don't know how I am feeling. A sense of nothingness exists within me. I am not whining neither am I elated. I am not down in the dumps neither am I one among the stars. I don't feel miserable neither do I feel joyous. I just am. Just am. I am writing...just... Continue Reading →

Love

Ever seen a sea when it is calm? The vast sky above it, countless lives inside it, and throbbing entities around it. Sometimes it has populated beaches around it, sometimes it has a pulsating city; sometimes it has nothing but sand to go to; sometimes it washes the feet of a quaint settlement. Yet, ever... Continue Reading →

Silence

It darted in the deep brown woods and clapped and cooed and laughed and croaked. It swooped itself, down to the clovers, and rose high among the aged oaks. When crisp butterflies visited wild flowers, it fluttered beside them, holding its tongue. Secretly it gulped in their myriad colours; not knowing it drank reflections of... Continue Reading →

Uncomfortable Silence!

Communication these days is limited to 140 and 160 characters. I’m obviously talking about Twitter and SMS respectively. Earlier I thought that maybe our grasping levels had dipped due to which we needed to resort to just an average of 150 characters but I have to do some re-thinking now. I follow Barkha Dutt and... Continue Reading →

UNFINISHED

Disclaimer: Read at your own risk. I've been thoroughly irritated while writing it.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------It is almost noon right now as I begin to pen this post. Just a minute to 12 P.M. Rainfall. It is extremely ironical, the month is one wherein the rain gods should be blessing us with enough water to keep the planet... Continue Reading →

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