Stranger…

A tear rolled down her right cheek and fell on the coffee stained page of the book she was reading, like a captivated princess, whose very escape depended on the spells cast by the magical words engraved. The stain was fresh. She was so engrossed in the intense plot of the novel that she didn’t …

Rain…

I woke up to the sound of rain splashing against the window panes of my room. The sound was a mixture of soft sweet melody followed by violent raging roars. To sleepy eyes and subconscious mind, it was not clear what the nature wanted to say. Was it setting up the mood for a beautiful …

Winter…

There was a slight chill in the air, which engulfed me in its cold bitter embrace. I stood tall against the biting breeze, with chin high and shoulders straight, ready to brave the cold harsh winter, as if I were a warrior awaiting the battle. I let the cold wash over me, feeling the shiver …

After a while…

After a while, a good long while I clutched a book in hands which had been itching since ages to hold, to touch, to feel; to glide fingers along the contours, and explore the holy grail hidden within the old pages of the book, the old old book, which resembled parchments of an ancient script waiting to be decrypted. For a while, a good while I breathed …

Lost words…

I picked up the pen with a sudden anticipation; and a suppressed inhibition to write and scribble and write till my ink smudged fingers bled, till the bloody ink splashed, on the stark white canvas, staring intently unabashed, begging silently to be touched, but words eluded me. I tried and tried to find, to search, …

I peered…

I peered through the slit, at the barren silent courtyard touched by the fading sunlight casting shadows vivid, myriad. I peered through the slit, over the vast expanse of blues, trailing my eyes as far as they could capturing the liberating hues. I peered far and wide, across the land far and beyond, lavish lush …

Intolerance. Impatience. Cruelty. Insensitivity. Are we really doomed?

              A man shot dead in UP by a police constable because he didn't stop the vehicle when asked to. A man in Karnataka beheaded another when their quarrel turned violent and later brought the severed head to the police station and surrendered. One shopkeeper stabbed a customer because …

The Rose…

Alone in the sea of dead flowers, the rose blossomed and bloomed like a lone survivor; until it was plucked, rather harsh by the monster. Every petal screamed. Every petal bled. Every petal just fell and fell, and met its fellow Martyrs on the cold hard ground; a velvety scarlet remnant now lay smothered by …

Lone…

I was once deep lost in the depths of books, I was once high up in the sky of imagination, I was once merry in the solitary world of thoughts, I was once delighted as a lonely apparition. And then shattered my calm, When the lone dark soul got agitated and alarmed, From the raucous …