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….

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…