Alizeh

‘You promised me’ she cried ‘how could you do this?’ She was just a kid and maybe it was time to tell her the truth. Alizeh perhaps was reluctant. She did not want her daughter to contemplate much. Sarah was her only treasure and Alizeh did not want it to lose its shine. ‘Baby, I... Continue Reading →

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The King

‘You don’t deserve to be a King’ A gruesome battle ensued. *** He woke up late after a long and sleepless night. He was tired and hungry. A few monkeys slipped a note to him last evening informing him of a potential kill. The king was overwhelmed and prepared for a sumptuous meal for a... Continue Reading →

The Wall Of Mediocrity

“He had no one around him when he left; just his huge backpack and a heart full of emotions. All his life, he strived to balance the world around him. When I saw him last, he appeared strong but that’s all. His inner conscience was sulking below desperation. Life had made him very desperate indeed”... Continue Reading →

The War Zone

“March ahead” The commander yelled. It was cold and dark. The unit moved in pain after being hit by shrapnel from explosives they just planted. They moved ahead following the order into the ruins of the dilapidated street. ‘Wait!’ said Mujeeb, ‘I hear a baby cry’ ‘How could that be? We just leveled this entire... Continue Reading →

The Corporate Bitch

 He sat at his desk with tears in his eyes. Broken, shattered and tired, he wanted to go home and lock himself up. With no strength to carry on, he continuously stared at the clock on his screen. All his life he had been a corporate bitch; a tail wagging helpless creature that would leave no... Continue Reading →

Catharsis

 “Hello…” This was unexpected. My hands and feet froze and I began to feel like a cripple. I just couldn’t move. I never had this strange feeling in years. “I know what you are thinking. But I must confess that it took a lot of effort to make up my mind. Life is quite unpredictable... Continue Reading →

Metamorphosis

It is a wonderful feeling. It feels like all the happiness in this world has surrendered to your desires. It feels like all the worries have disappeared. It feels like a grain of salt thrown in Deep Ocean. It feels like I could hear from my heart and sing through my eyes. All my life... Continue Reading →

Nothingness and the visage of strength

It began to rain after a long era of warmth. I stood underneath exposing my bareness, drenching myself. There was a unique purple tinge on the clouds I had never seen before. I searched for my belongings, my clothes, but I couldn’t find them. I began walking ahead to embrace the roughness of the gruesome... Continue Reading →

An Artist’s Dichotomy of Love

"My imaginations ran wild with every passing thought. My youth wasn’t spent chasing worldly desires. I spent it in forests building connections with animals. I spent it on shores of deep oceans; turbulent on surface yet calm deep within. I spent it spreading colors on my canvas; colors which brought my imaginations to life. I... Continue Reading →

The Unbroken Train

Although the journey had already begun long ago but my sense of existence declared the commencement of my maiden voyage. It wasn’t tough at the beginning. My father would get down at every possible station to buy us food and clothes. Days and nights rotated perfectly. My mother would cover me with a silk shawl... Continue Reading →

Hope

Few years back I was a frequent traveler in search of Tigers in Central India. My journeys would last for weeks as I traversed through some unknown yet beautiful places. A few locals spoke to me about their encounters with the big cat. Some of them had bruises on their thighs and arms. Their bravery... Continue Reading →

The Bright Age

Only if we had a hard drive in our heads we would have used the delete function more often for the memories that were held in our sanctuaries for ages. While most of the times, my mind wanders off to the extremes of its own prejudices, I keep balancing between the two ages – the... Continue Reading →

The Perfect Date

“To those who have given up on love: I say, "Trust life a little bit.” ― Maya Angelou Over the past few years I wandered too deep into the ruthless world filled with disparity and disgust. My experiences with past relationships took my reluctance to even greater heights. I was a strong man but I lacked... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of Love – In India (Part 3)

The area that a breakup affects the most is friendship especially when the two of you had common friends. They are left in a fix –Whoever appears sinking is generally rescued first. Yes, friends are the greatest source of liberation when fallouts happen between two lovers. They act as your family and caretakers. Sometimes they... Continue Reading →

The Anatomy of Love – In India (Part 1)

‘We broke up’ – That’s quite a hardliner to digest in one go but predominantly this little statement has gained a cult status among Indian youth. It all starts as a substance of affirmed affections and some breezy innuendos. Then there are promises enough to ravage societal norms and traditions.  The herculean task of convincing... Continue Reading →

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