everything is easy when you’re home,the fake plants in the entrance- smiles and wards off the plagues of pain, builds new pattern of happiness,the walls are of sweet phrases not black soil and bricks,they whisper hugs,the photographs and rusted frames ofinnocent smiles and linen clothes reminds that good old days weren’t too far,with the idli, […]


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Love is a strange paradise,it is not made of chandeliers,glasswares, glittering wallsand kaleidoscopic roofsrather with cement bricks,floors etched with sad shayaris,rooms echo in reverse,utensils cry in grief whenthey fall, earthquakes and sea stormsare uninvited permanent guests. Here, we repeat:Love is blind, blinding – motionlesslyand fall for mere words, pretty smiles,shining eyes. We hide our lovers […]

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I fail for the upteenth time to write a poem that rhymes with love/ my hands do not know how to hold, they don’t share warmth rather pain/ my mouth do not speak of nicer sentences but words of remorse and grief/ my blood carry the fragility of longing, they clot in between and i […]

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That’s the thing about healing. You are tired of everything but you, unconsciously take an extra mile towards peace. You are lost in chanting miseries like mantras yet you are always present for a friend who’s crawling around grief. You lie on the bed hopeless but that warm ray of sunshine entering the room through […]

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There’s a void and all peace here. The vastness, the sweet whispers that reach ears of wrecked hearts, the water gently touching feet and vanishing like the memories of old loversThe sight of people holding hands, sharing smiles, food, and shoulders. Looking at the children living a life that is full of life. Looking at […]

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This week, I realised that random newspaper cuttings, going back to memories, to the first times, re-reading a favourite book, bringing shattered things together can make a bad mental health day better. Posting this here would absolutely be an impulsive decision of mine which I shall regret later and might archive the post too. But […]

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At some moments in life, you get lost, you get lost from the reality, you float in the world of imagination, you soak in the sea of comparison, you are stuck deep inside, you are tired of translating life to simpler terms, you fear about the future, you feel that nothing makes sense at all. […]

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inhales*Memories of us chasing sunsets with burnt corn in hand is not calming anymore,the smell of wet mud, the sight of the sea is haunting, life isnโ€™t endless, not boundless,not calm, serene as sunrises, not pleasant as the sounds of ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ along with the cold breeze, life is ruthless as the other side […]

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In the pockets of old denim, in the edges of monthly calendar, in the corner hugging the bedposts, in the seashells from favourite beach, in the dry roses preserved in metal box, in the letters hidden in almirahs, in the blurred pictures, in the highlighted lines of go-to author’s book, in the chocolate wrappers in […]

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Unplanned and unedited #5

How do unexpected things that happen bring about a lot of meaning to existence? Miniscule change has its purpose and we rather seek purpose for a lifetime, the difference it brings, the joy it gives, the lesson it teaches, the experience we gain can’t be enclosed and expressed in words. The loss and gain theory […]

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