Sunday, 19 May 2019


When nights turn into pain,
When something niggles at you,
When sleep dances around you,
Yet slumber is not easy to grab.

When drifting off is all you want,
But creepy thoughts crawl in you,
When you want to grab a wink,
But sleep fairy loves to mock.

Break my shackles, I wanna run,
Why such turmoil of own doing,
Life is short and happiness shorter,
Peaceful sleep was a fair weather friend.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Sigh of Anguish

Left alone again in the whole wide world,
Mustering courage to pick up pieces
Of broken happiness and shattered bliss.
Multitude of emotions foray into the mind,
Building wrath and wreaking havoc
In my minds deepest peaceful crevices.
Pain, dilemma, anguish and hopelessness,
Forgotten best friends always lurking by,
Knocked on my door tonight just to say hi.
Potent fear of bereavement mixed with nox,
Come hither choicest pal and hold me close.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Th Art of Hearing Heartbeats

What is a love story? What comes to your mind when you think of love? Is it a passing infatuation which changes with time? Or is it something you want to keep under your closed fists? Is love about control and how much time we spent with each other? This book describes itself as a love story but could not be far from it. Encumbered by unfathomable amounts of patience, decades and decades of longing, a whole life gone by without that person beside you. Can trust exist without communication? Can love thrive even if the two people in question are not there to experience it? So many questions and such awe all in one book... One must read to realise if all their questions can be answered, or not...?

Friday, 29 March 2019

Imaginary Happiness

I had hopes of an open breeze,
Of dreams unleashed, of happy feet.
I had dreamt of satisfying freedom,
Of open breaths and overwhelming clarity.
I had wondered how life would be,
Next to you, sans daunting severity.
I had imagined a life of bliss,
Of happiness and serenity.
What I got was naught as planned,
Of becoming a thing to be despised.
There's a field and I am blind,
Have to walk but I can't see.
Within me there was love immense,
Yet life works not in that sense.
Losing hopes and sanity again,
Running out of mustered confidence.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

One Half From The East

Ever had your identity questioned? Just imagine, how might it feel? What happens when a 10 year girl wakes up one day to everybody calling her a boy. She is forbidden from believing otherwise. Bacha posh, as is popularly known in Afghanistan, is a 'tradition' in which one of the daughters is made to dress up and behave like a boy. This is supposed to bring good luck, and the next child born to the family will be a boy. But what happens to the bacha posh when she is asked to return to becoming a girl? Has anybody ever considered the mental trauma the child will have to experience? Amazingly written. Reminds me of Khaled Hosseini.

Sunday, 27 January 2019

Manikarnika - A must watch

A fresh face for historical genre. Our minds had resigned to the fact that probably Deepika Padukone will be the only warrior princess turned maharani in every historical movie we see. But thanks to Manikarnika, all that's changed now. Kangana, at first glance, given her history of movie selections, would make you dubious about her role as Rani Laxmi Bai. But ten minutes into the movie, she will have you get goosebumps, and before you know it, you are glued to your seat, asking for more. Even the interval lights seem like a disappointment. You would wish an interrupted watch. More than satisfied with her role, and the way the whole story turned out. Must watch indeed!

Monday, 31 December 2018

Eleanor and Park - Rainbow Rowell

This book just ended! Oh God! Why did this book have to end? If this book were a down comforter, I would lie down in it all day. I would love to come back to it after a long, tiring day and hide within its folds and fall asleep holding it close. It's warm, its cost, it's all things good.
Goodness! Biting my nails off! What did she say? What were the three words? I did not want to let go. What a book, after such a long time!