The blistering wind taking you by surprise every time you don’t have shelter. The random ear-pops as the altitude rises. Narrow roads yet refreshing sights. Miniature huts scattered through the gigantic folds of mountains. The inimitable beauty of it all leaving you bedazzled. Landmarks. Hill stations. You have heard those names. You have heard their … Continue reading In-between
I had a very unsettling thought cross my mind today, while I struggled to breathe in and out through my mouth, as my blocked nose refused to compromise. Having the taste of parchment in my throat, my head spun upon the realization. Many – scratch that – all of us girls, must have had at … Continue reading A compliment so satisfying
What happened to those books of happy endings? What happened to those warm tales and sloppy love stories that made your heart flutter? What happened to those beautiful passages that let you walk in yellow meadows, under the sunshine, surrounded by the smell of hay while still comfortably tucked in your bed? Reading – at … Continue reading Rants of a reader.
Distinctions occur among every trait of humans, to such an extent that at times it is hard to trace out a personality. It would never do to generalize those traits even if they sound extremely similar. Each person just has their own way of enacting them. But while these differences make it so hard to … Continue reading Ruthless
And, and isn’t it funny how we are capable of forgetting so soon? For better or for worse, intentionally or unintentionally, we forget. To charge the phone, to cut nails, to take the pills, to text someone back, to lock the door before sleeping… none of which is funny, because in one way or another, … Continue reading The day after…
Purana Qila – Old Fort. With the mention of those words, an image of a very old fort might pop into mind, the tall stone lined walls, darkened with age, ivy growing in the cracks. One might imagine the huge gates of the traditional forts, the wrought iron gates depicting an aura of mysticism, and … Continue reading Purana Qila
The nursery rhymes on baby TV. Blink. A magician's faux magic tricks. Blink. A highly invested Ad of a cheap phone. Blink. Endless morning shows that only promotes wardrobes and high heels. Blink. A sentimental serial. Blink. An action movie. Blink. Programs on animal hunting making their lives miserable. Blink. Yellow journalism. Blink and stays … Continue reading Blink it away
A synthetic compliment greased with bogus sparkle washes a face momentarily with a faux expression of pleasure only to be replaced with scornful ones when the gaze turns away. An improvised gesture making you realize you are cared for, unable to dissect the layers of sham it is wrapped around. Some characters stringed together to … Continue reading Fake
We must have heard this great saying a lot more times than we can decipher, “You only realize the value of something when you lose it.” I only came to realize it recently, and trust me it hurts! Disappointments are always uncalled for, and never pleasant. The biggest disappointment is when you’re trying to find … Continue reading Speeding on the highways
It was something each of us anxiously waited for – hours, days, even weeks spent to plan how we would utilize it. We didn't care what the weather would be like, we didn't care how many mosquitoes would bite us, we didn't care for the sticky heat or the sweats that wouldn't fail to break … Continue reading Summer was gone like a game of football.