Rhea Chakraborty: The Real Culprit?

As the country indulges in a national debate of whether Rhea Chakraborty was treated right by the media, if Kangana Ranaut deserves what came upon her; the whole world battles a pandemic. Our very own motherland is well on its way to become the most affected country by COVID-19 in due course of time. An…

The Ultimate Conundrum

Do you know that a suicide survivor is not a person who attempted suicide but did not die, but someone who survived the suicide of a near and dear one. Why do we call people who did not want to die, survivors? The reason is quite simple- they lived. They survived the major grief that…

From Strangers To….

It wasn’t that long ago That we were complete strangers Oblivious to each other’s existence Fighting the demons in my head Never did I expect that I’d find an ally An extraordinary person A subject to my imagination And a muse to my verse An epiphany of sorts That indeed, love can be found When…

Candyfloss and Cigarettes

Looking beyond the fogged window Sitting cross legged on the couch A hot cup of coffee feels cozy in my hands As I crave for something intangible Something indescribable in words Uncaptured in imagery Something that is yet to be written Failed to be spoken Something as strong as a storm And stubborn as sea…

Stay A While

Good things take time But do great things happen in the blink of an eye? Maybe it’s too early Perhaps I don’t even know you well Or at all But I have your voice echoing In my mind, creating a melody I’d love to hear often I have snapshots of your expressions Lined up behind…

MEDICAL INTERNSHIP: THE [IM]PERFECT JUGGLING ACT

Have you ever felt like you were in a soup? Have you ever felt absolutely miserable about your life as if no one and nothing can help you and get you out of here? Have you ever been hungry, sleepy, grumpy, angry, cranky, out-of-your-wits frustrated, all at the same time? Have you ever tried to…

Stars and Shells

Waves come crashing at our feet Tall as you stand beside me Somewhere between seeing and being seen I have found my home A vast nothing in front of us Does not invite fear of what lies ahead It is rather a relief A respite from the chaos I have left behind For long, solitude…

Silent Cries

My words may just be lies Little innocent lies That get me through the day Project a near perfect life And convince you that I am okay The subtle ‘whatevers’ The condescending ‘fines’ Weigh more than the pain You inflicted on me that day Even my teddy couldn’t ease it Nor did mommy Blocking out…

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…

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….