Tom’s Covid Anniversary

Amidst the pandemic, Australia went through unusual weather patterns. The winters, especially in Sydney, were eskimo-esque and the summers were soaking wet. Our protagonist, Tom’s behaviour was directly linked to his surroundings. A rare bright sun and clear skies on December 30th injected ecstasy into his gloomy demeanor. He picked himself up, showered in 5…

Dear Uninvited Guest,

I wish you know that you’re not welcomeBut I’ve never wanted you in my space although you remind me that I have a headI admit I took your name as an excuse for my convenienceYou think you’re creative in teaching me tolerance and patience,Give me a break!I’m no psycho but I find pleasure in going…

Untamed: A life changing experience

Fifty episodes! It’s like I had a huge ice block strapped to my back and dived into an ocean of immeasurable depth. As I swam, I got melodiously hypnotized and drawn into the abyss of captivating storytelling. My math teacher once asked me to define a circle and I answered in a typical biblical sense….

Empathy potion on sale?

A world of complete indifference evaporated the last drop of empathy left in him and his new reality became: A dying star,Its projection on a satellite,Green tortured lives with slow deaths,And inflated egos personified without a collective purpose. Which he once viewed as: An enchanting sunrise,A gleaming full moon,A luxurious forest,And a diverse community.

The Heart Says Nay

What does darkness mean to you Mukunda? M: A touchdown to inferno…One instance: The craving for a sense of identity evaporated. With every sunset, I inched towards seclusion. Yet, no one around noticed. Was I a great actor or was my world indifferent? Gloom engulfed my usually scintillating room Boundless suction originated from the back…

There were none…

Sleepless nights and endless internal fights manifested a fireball of vengeance within. The fireball felt asphyxiated as mere blood and flesh couldn’t quench its thirst just when it discovered a sparkling network of neurons firing shots at each other. It moved closer to the ‘scientific’ neuron in an attempt to devour its message. Albeit tiny,…

Could it be another change?

Yanny: (reading a wall poster in Laurel’s room) “The only thing that is constant in life is change”. Hmm…okay…but why do you have it up your wall? Pull it off ‘for a change’. Laurel: Oh that one? That’s a profound quote pregnant with a lot of connotations. Yanny: (in a mocking tone) Yeah? Name one……

What have you done Virat?

Dear Virat, Utterly shocked at your unceremonious exit from the captaincy stint. Didn’t see that coming as you have been the brand ambassador for red ball cricket for all these years. Is it because of the issues with the BCCI? We’ll never know. Numbers speak high volumes for themselves about your contribution as a captain….

Home

Come back home my dear The distance alienates me My heart and mind are strung But the soul seems untethered Just like a river I aspire to merge into our ocean But the barrier of void   Makes me feel like a seasonal stream Our confluence was labelled crazy And our conversations hazy I felt…

Weave your dreams…

Narrator: He was trapped in a claustrophobic four-walled enclosure that was dimly lit by a Kerosene lamp fixed in one of the corners. All he had was a fountain pen, an ink bottle, a filler, and a stack of parchment papers at his disposal. While he was gathering his thoughts, a high-pitched sound pierced the…