Tendencies, Impressions, Situations, Feelings and Emotions

It’s a viscous loop isn’t it? Experiences create tendencies, and tendencies in turn create experiences. Where’s the source? I watched a video lately. A friend suggested it to me. I still have this and other playlists to watch, and even more. Yoga Vashishtha for starters. But the question, where is the source? Source is in […]

The Mcleo Accident

I went to a surprisingly less number of treks and trips when I was in college. Reasons (or excuses) being My classmates weren’t particularly adventurous, well most of them. The friends that were, never really asked me out for no other primary reason than my erratic responses. I’ll be completely honest. There were times when the […]

A Clock Story: When I Didn’t Know How To Count Time

My mum married at 22. She has some of my childhood photographs but no video. So she, my brother and I revisit my mischiefs by the mimics my mother emulates from when I was small. This one time, mum came home tired after school (she’s a high school physics teacher). She mimics how I kept […]

When I Tell Them To Turn Off Their Two Wheeler’s Headlight

I’m on a motorbike a lot. I’ve my father’s Royal Enfield (a.k.a Bullet a.k.a Bullt (Punjabi folks would understand)), and I’ve a Yamaha Fazer. This noon when I got out to run some errands, I found an unusual lot of people on their two wheelers with their headlight on during the daylight. I get irritated […]

Precipice (and Core, there’s no difference) of a Yogi

  What is Yoga ? Yoga is "Chitta Vritti Nirodha". Anything that frees the mind from it's five modulations . Fantasising, Wanting to prove/disprove, Lack of understanding, dwelling in past memories and sleep. The mind is in either one of these modulations throughout the day. What happens when the mind is freed from these five […]

What You Wear Can Make You Feel Less Fat

Okay, before I forget I’ve had an idea. Instead of Smell cat, smelly cat, what are they feeding you I’ve to write a song with the same tune and rhythm for belly fat! It’s been a two years since I stopped playing college basketball. I recently came back from my Nani’s (maternal grandmother) place. In India, it’s […]

A Girl From Another City

For Amruta Ghate  Far from people getting nuts, partying, drinking, throwing up (why is it called throwing up, when pukes goes down?) from the honking cars and mazes made out of vehicles on Bengaluru roads there was a hospitable place on first floor. Twenty something people coming up with themselves and some poems instantly made like […]

We Sometimes Marry Our Relatives

I was coming back to home from the market after purchasing a box of curd, when it dawned on me. No wait… (Ziiiiizz zzziiip… (the sound of rewinding)). It wasn’t when I was walking back that is dawned on me. It had started dawning on me when I saw the picture of my mother’s paternal grandfather, in […]

LOL Issue #12 — (7–13 May, ’17)

  Hello! I run a weekly curation of good lity/arty links and things I visit online in a week. The latest issue is out! LOL Issue #12 — (7–13 May, ’17) On the above link, you’ll find the following. If you like what I curate, please make sure you follow the medium publication, so that I could notify […]

When A Pigeon Was Prophetic

Today a very strange thing happened. Today was my little brother’s entrance exam for a University (unlike America for example, not all universities admit people on a centralized exam like SAT, GMAT or GRE). In India, at least for engineering admissions, there are ton loads of exams (which I’m superbly against, I want my brother […]

Why I Think Slam Poetry Is A Necessary Evil

I’ll be straight to the point, the nature of the slam poetry is heavily influenced by American poetry, and no doubt about that, slam poetry was born in America. My problem is that we usually do not get to see other flavors. What’s the most popular flavor of spoken word poetry? Mental awareness. Before you […]

The Real Iron Man

THE REAL IRON MAN He has an iron hand, full of wait of coal burnt almost like a cave man lifting the weight of a person’s dirt and pressing it over to its core so the next time an ironed shirt is worn, it smells of sun charged like solar flares, flat creases transfigured into […]

Sands of Time

A poet’s letters to his muse found 99 years after his death She, the stories behind the scenes that he covered up in the lifelong attempt, to give into writing. I know he didn’t have an option. I just wish the unaddressed letters that I write and have written to people reach them before any […]

Just Around The Corner

It is a strange feeling. It’s a step yet it has so many infinitesimal sub-steps under it, so many if conditions applied to each one. I was just wondering what it’d be like to find places and roam around them. Especially if the places are in other countries. Meet people, spend nights in their rooms, […]

Vegetable Market Pantomime – Part 2

Today, the market was a weekday, meek customers at the whims of seemingly fixed and unbalanced prices ₹ 30 per half kg but ₹ 50 per kg. A Sikh woman gaunt as a twig with a kirpaan hanging fast, hopeful that the plastic utensils, the plastic strainers and the muddlers will find their way to […]

Vegetable Market Pantomime

When you raise your head up in the vegetables and fruit market so many people your eyes have to attend to mud filled aisles become hermetic, people bargaining margin of 10 rupees become a pantomime, a story written by feet pens on mud canvas, extra vegetable leaves cut aside, the open backs of mini trucks […]

I Didn’t Use To Wear Underwears Until 6th Grade, Here’s Why

I was so proud of the fact that I didn’t have to take the help of the other hand, to keep it out of the underwear during the duration of peeing. And this was relatively unhealthy habit until I was advised against it but, I used to not use my hands at all. I’d just unzip, […]

The Relation Between a Stunning Scene At National Youth Poetry Slam, India and a Woman Stuck In The Front Row of a Traffic Light

So I was driving (that is what I’ve been doing majorly, after quitting my job). I stopped at a traffic light, moved as it turned green. When I passed by the front row, I saw a woman holding up the space to go forth for the entire midlane. She was most certainly a newly learnt […]

Why Cockroaches Are Vampires, Missing Of Indian Toilets And Other Things

Cockroaches are vampires, because well you know, they are on the move in the dark and hide with light like it was burning their body. Unlike vampires though they do not know when my foot is so close to them that if I was to inadvertently place it on ’em they would most probably be out of […]

How a Sound of a Bird in Summer Mornings Makes Me Cringe In Bed

Summers are scary. Specially weekdays. Specially when you are trying to change the world in a little way possible. Specially when it involves learning coding to high standards. Specially when you are unemployed. Specially when you end up waking up as late (yes late) as 8 am. When you are sitting pooping, with your dumb […]

Medium.com is Home For Now

I’d started writing on this blog to engage with the WordPress community. 27% of the seeable (searchable) web is powered by WordPress. There are so many of us! But I haven’t been able to make conversations. Not even a single comment came through. I don’t know if it is the things that I write about […]

LOL: ( Weekly (List of Lit) Things ): A Newsletter

  LOL ( Weekly (List of Lit) Things ) is a weekly curated newsletter containing literary articles, poems, spoken word performances, essays, blog posts, podcasts, even songs that I read/watch/listen in a week. This is the era of browser tab disasters. The other day I saw a developer’s tweet about how a big number of […]

White Underwears Aren’t So Difficult

I had never had white underwears before. I was considerate and cautious after what had happened to all the white things that I ever owned, white shoes, white formal shirts, white G Shock watch (which I still wear after regular Colin scrubs). Since then, I’ve only purchased dark colored ankle shoes, and have stayed fairly away from […]

My Poem Got Published On Visual Verse

In these days, these freelance days, these days when I’m reading other people’s works and poems and blog posts, these days when I’m writing and submitting properly, measuring where I should and shouldn’t, I got my first poem published. Yay! Here’s the link : visualverse.org/submissions/delineation/ I’d be super happy to know what you think about the […]

A Stranger Wrote To Me, I Wrote Back, She Replied Again!

There’s a writer’s community in a Delhi University’s College, called Tameer. Its members started a whopping initiative to ask on its facebook page for names of the persons who’d like to get a letter the old school way, in envelopes and pretty papers. They sent 300 letters in total, I gave ’em my name. My […]

A Poem I Wrote After I Made Love For The First Time 4 Years Back

Make Out Meditation Her breaths of pleasure fell on the sides of my neck, she waywardly turned and the breath, warm as red, brushed my nape, I shock-waved my body into existence. Dragon breaths fired on each other’s necks and once in awhile her hair would make way into my mouth, but I wouldn’t mind. […]

Indian Mothers, Their OCD Towards Cleaning, And the Aftershocks

If you are an Indian, you might not need to read this blog post. Chances are you would have mentally hi-fied me by now. A mental hi-fi back to you too. For those of you who might not know what I’m referring to. Here you go. Indian Mothers are die hard cleanliness fans, so much so, […]

An Article I Wrote For My Alma Mater’s Annual College Magazine SRIJAN

Getting Back to the Childhood All Blog Posts’ P.S: English is my second language, and I do not write well in my first (Hindi). While reading my blogposts, if you find a sentence or paragraph that can be written in a better way, or find any grammatical mistakes, please feel free to suggest them in […]

The Story of How I Chose My WordPress Username

In the continuous and varied attempts to feel close to my deceased grandfather, I’d come to know that he was a very devoted follower of Swami Vivekanand. This was 7th grade, and we (my brother, nani (maternal grandmother) and I) were all packed up to spend our summer vacations at my Massi’s (My mother’s first […]

Northern Indian Winds During Feb-April

This period of a couple of months, Northern Indians enjoy this beautiful, pleasant wind. The mood is like: Listen to the shuffling of the songs as each pass their baton forward and fall carelessly from carrying too much sweat in their body Source: [Nandini Varma’s Blog] In Indian Calendar, this season is called Magha-Phalguna.  The air […]

Water Sheds in the Quilt

My mother always wanted a girl. And all my listening life, I’ve kept hearing this again and again. She had a baby girl abortion before me. I understand her feelings, at least I try to. I sometimes try to do things that a girl in the family would have done, that I normally wouldn’t, even […]