Happy Birthday OJ!

Dude I was about to write “Dear Ojas” but that’s so pretentious and cringy. Do you remember 2013? Isn’t it wonderful how you meet someone, and click the very first time? Yup, that didn’t happen with us. I hated your guts and I don’t think you liked me either. I never thought I would see…

Would you know?

You wouldn’t know That your lips turn into A gorgeous curve And your eyes sparkle When you look at me You wouldn’t know How carefully I listen to your voice So as to know how your tone Changes with every mood And the words you use You wouldn’t know That with the warm engulfing hug…

ZOOLOGICAL WARDS

Have you ever visited a Zoo? Of course you have. Did you notice how the animals are caged, held captive and are not cared for? They are the Medical Interns! Lying at the bottom of medical hierarchy [read- food chain], unable to express their desires and of course, bound by the rules of the Zoo….

TYPES OF EXAMINERS

MBBS, The Indian Medical Degree is a tough road, much like all medical courses that exist in the world today. You face a lot of difficult situations, have awkwardly funny [awkward first, funny later] moments, you meet a shitload of people on a daily basis [not all of whom, you like], you get to see…

One Last Time

Someday your memories will cease to affect me Someday you’ll be walking down the same lane With your arm tightly wrapped around her You’ll look at her how you looked at me once Someday I’ll find someone who’d string words together Beautifully, for me I’ll go to bed reading something he wrote And dream about…

TEN TYPES OF MEDICAL STUDENTS

After 5 years in Medical School, I consider myself fit to be able to comment on the crowd in Indian Medical Colleges. Even though I cribbed and complained most of the way, this journey has been phenomenal in terms of both personal and professional growth. Talk about Graduation Goggles, eh? Here’s presenting the Ten Types…

Not Yet

I don’t specifically mention him His name What he looks like How he makes me feel But I find myself uncomfortable When your hugs linger a little longer I drag myself to the edge of the bed So as to not feel your breath on my skin As it reminds me of his scent I…

Letting Go

Perhaps, one day I will not think about you for that brief moment When I take fries from someone’s plate Or not look around for you when I laugh hysterically I will not reach out for my phone as a reflex When it’s your birthday I won’t get haunted in the dead of the night…

His Essence

You touch me and I close my eyes For I hope to sense his presence You make me laugh and I recall his jokes I hold your hand while crossing the road As he used to entwine his fingers with mine I write, reminiscing moments spent with him And pass it on to you As…

Stardust

I have been waiting for something good to come my way Something warm, something gentle Something not so heavy on my chest Some ease of breath, perhaps? Sometimes I ponder, unto myself Is life what it seems to be? Am I the only me? Will I be remembered? I ruminate deep inside Like you are…