Bruised; not Broken

The cup broke, Little Tim did not know what to do, How to react, to stay silent, to cry Or, to be broken and quietly pry. The yellow and the green Scattered all over the floor; the porcelain. It was a mess, a mess to be cleared A mess that was smeared With; the cup…

HYPOCRISY

Where are we headed to as a collective? Penning down pieces, we think will inform or entertain. While trying to hold up a mirror to the world, we are not clear of the reflection.It’s like being an objective observer while you’re seated on an airplane and everything appears to be far away. The largest relief…

Ray of Light

Is the world just an amalgamation of different perceptions? Does our collective conscience impact our reality? I am sure those who follow the law of attraction have strong views on the same and maybe, even a fan of the Matrix series could imagine the world to be a virtual reality software and reality to be…

A Memory Down The Chatterjee Lane

I find myself suddenly amidst the loud sound of the chiming clock, the smell of old furniture, the white sheet with light coloured embroidery, the smell of fried eggplants and the solemnity of Mr Chatterjee’s face as he reads through the lines from a Rabindranath’s. The scene of continuous folding of the first two toes…

Is India really Independent?

15th August 1947 was the day on which India got independence from the British Rule. It is a red-letter day marked in history when India got freed from all the cruelty and burden imposed upon her by the Britishers. Since then, India as a country has grown manifold, but the real question is, ‘Is India…

In The Lap of Nature

I still remember the day when I woke up early morning, prepared a cup of tea, went out in the balcony and sat next to the railing, trying to capture the alluring serenity of the mountains. Solan, a place where my roots lie. A place which will always stay close to my heart. Sitting alone,…

Once Upon A Time

“Once upon a time”, as the grandmother started. After a while, she heard a familiar voice saying, “What happened next?” The grandmother grinned. The father followed the legacy. “Once upon a time”, as the grandmother started. After a while, she heard a familiar voice saying, “What happened next?” Grandma blushed. Grandma fell in love with…

Choice

‘Life is a matter of choices, and every choice you make, makes you.’ -John C. Maxwell Choice is a powerful word. People often contemplate the benefits of making a choice, but they fail to discern the fact that the very power of choice lies within us. The power to make a choice, be it good…

An Under-performer’s Take on Success

When did it begin? When was it that you began relating yourself to this notion of an under-performer? Hard to remember but even harder to forget! It was when you felt those eyes were not paying attention, when you lost that unjustified battle. Yes, you want to scream aloud, only to find your confusing thoughts….

The Deception in Disguise

“Much of what was said did not matter and that much of what mattered could not be said”- Katherine Boo Isn’t it a problem with humans in general? Our species, having the best of evolution, yet is not able to express precisely. Animals, for example, are more expressive than humans. They are what they are,…

Pondering Nights

It was in the way She looked at the moon every night The gorgeous bright moonlight And the symphony of the twinkling stars made an unheard conversation with her She looked at them and the unfathomable universe and… The universe spoke to her with its million constellations, expressions One could never comprehend this dialect, but…

DESTINY

What exactly is destiny? In simple terms, it is the pre-determined future. It is something which is inexplicable. But one can’t emasculate the existence of hard work and its influence on our lives. The question is, how much responsibility should we accept for how our lives turn out? I strongly believe that we can shape…