Rains

I find it absolutely misleading, And pathetically diabolical On the part of people creating movies Who romanticize the rains to...

Burial

Sitting on a rusted bench That could hold only three people, But somehow miraculously fit Six people sitting on it in the Dingy waiting...

Yaadon Ki Baaraat

A self-proclaimed intellectual will Always negate what people around them Feel about the tiny pleasures of life, Like touching the wings...

Favours

I wiped my tears off as The smoke from the dying butt Of the half burnt cigarette Stung my eyes; I suppressed a cough - My third one,...

Staying Alive

11/08/1996 In the few pages of books That I had the chance to read Whenever I went to Raddi Chacha's shop To sell the newspapers of our...

Rest in Peace?

It was the second chapter In our second grade science book Or perhaps the third, Where it was mentioned about The creation of the earth,...

I Need Some Space

All this love, where do I put it down? It feels heavy, like an invisible burden That my soul has been carrying on its back, As if my...

The Men of the House

My father met my mother When he was mighty and thirty, And she was shy and twenty, And like most Indian "marriages", It was decided that...

What's In a Name?

The elder one of the family was named "Komal", And like her name, she grew up to be soft, But of course, younger siblings always know...

Antebellum

Antebellum, Latin for "Before a war" But before you ask me about it, The war is with myself, within myself, A war that has been brewing...

Home Alone

On yet another night After five consecutive nights Of drowning in a sea of pegs Full of whiskey and vodka And Jager bombs at times, I...

Letters of Love

11.4.21 Umm... How do I go about this? I agree this is a cliche setup, Writing letters to your future self, But how do you do it anyway?...

Dream Touring

One sheep. Two sheep. Three sheep. Four sheep. Eighteen hundred and twenty three sheep. Wait, what? Where am I? Why do I see sheep all...

Do's and Do's

3:00 AM: I shouldn't have woken up At such an ungodly hour, But who am I to decide what's ungodly, When some people think I am God...

Obon

I had fallen asleep, eventually dreaming of all the fun We would have in the upcoming Obon festival, Thinking of all the crackers we...

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Jazz in the Bar

You know when someone doesn't belong to a place, Speaking in a good way, that is - When she walked in through that door, I knew this...

And It Was All Yellow

i. Yellow was the color Of the smile on your face When your lover got you A bouquet of daffodils On their way back home Because they knew...