In the midst of cake and candles and smiles and hugs, I started wondering why we celebrate birthdays at all? Isn't it our mother's achievement to have given birth to us? Why the cake cutting and candles blowing, why the celebration? Looking at the people around me eager for me to cut the cake, wishing … Continue reading Why do we celebrate birthdays?
Have you ever had that wonderful experience that leaves you breathless or blows your mind away (in a good way)? The feeling when you just achieved something, fell in love, finished a marathon or travelled to a beautiful country? What did you do next? Message your best friend about it, post photos on Facebook or … Continue reading Stories
And that doesn't include what I "learnt" in school Half the things we worry about won't even happen Water is not tasteless Do it when the excitement is still there In the end, you are gonna have to help yourself It is better to say I can't believe I did it than saying I wish … Continue reading 28 lessons I learnt this year
A few days ago, I came across a photo on tumblr, I sent it to some of my friends asking them what they think the picture means and surprisingly, all of them had different answers. I was wowed away. Based on the responses, I wrote a series of poems, based on the same picture, looked … Continue reading The plucked flower: A series of poems
I twist and turn and roll around in my bed. After a lot of tries, I finally give up on getting that little ounce of sleep that I was supposed to get today, 'cause my body has betrayed me again. I pull off the covers and sit up straight on my bed. My phone's lock … Continue reading Let your eyes see the dark
What if you could be happy forever, like literally. We all know the ending to the fairy tales and how it ends with a happily ever after and we all know that it doesn't happen, why? Because we all are living and surviving this thing called life. What if it could be true? What if … Continue reading Happily ever after, literally
It is late afternoon and I sit on my study table determined to finish Work, power and energy chapter today. I turn off the mobile, get my books and pencils out and as I sit down to study I hear the sounds of drums beating and trumpets blowing. Today is the 10th and final day … Continue reading A celebration of togetherness
How many times have you heard people saying don't care what people say about you. My question here is isn't that what we ultimately want? To be better than them, to make people think highly of us and in a way that's caring what people think. I have seen people show off or lie or … Continue reading My name’s blurryface and I care what you think
You don’t love someone because they are perfect, you love someone inspite of the fact that they aren’t.
In a world filled with people with rotting, old souls hidden underneath a preserved body, imperfection is a rarity. We only want the best: we won’t come near gluten anymore, we use apps to track how much glasses of water we drink because apparently we will die without these notifications and we contour our faces as if we’re the Caravaggio of our own skin using chiaroscuro to get the highest cheekbones as possible. This is not a lecture on makeup, makeup gives you the opportunity to have a different appearance every time you step on Goffman’s front stage and it has the power to discover yourself once you’re behind the curtains. This is an ode to imperfection, a love song to big noses, crooked teeth, Steve Buscemi-eyes and all the features society just cannot accept.
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Today afternoon, I was cleaning up my room and I found some of my old diaries and photos and cards lying together in my blue cupboard.That afternoon, through some old diaries and photos, I learnt a lot of things. I found my 2010 diary, I wrote it when I was 10 years old. I read … Continue reading Going through my old diaries
How many times have you answered a question with oh, but I have no time? I think that there is no such thing as no time, here's why- First of all, everyone has the same time, 60 seconds per minute, 24 hours a day, 365/366 days a year. Second, so we all have same time, … Continue reading No time
‘Ignoring your passion is slow suicide. Never ignore what your heart pumps for.’ -Kevin Claiborne Let’s play a game of Russian Roulette. You and I are seated at a table in a smoke-filled room; there’s an old six shooter positioned perfectly between us with a single round floating in one of its chambers. The heavy … Continue reading Suicide Season
Friendship day is approaching. The day of celebrating your friendship. A shoutout to all my friends for putting up with me. I have a question- Well, why this day? Who decided the first Sunday of every August people are supposed to feel grateful to their friends and celebrate their friendship? Isn't happiness supposed to come … Continue reading Can your happiness be marked on a Calendar?