[Poetry] “Old Town Nostalgia”

Flowing through the pathof a forgotten ballad,I landed at one of the old townsof nostalgia, of dreamy past.Each house, a block of memorystood in ruins, trying to protectexistence of its past, its glory.The pillars trembling,like the trembling importanceof these moments, in my life.Colours fading, roofs falling,a pale departure.And at the twilight of these ruins,At the …

[Short Story] “A meal to remember”

Though I am not fond of attending weddings, I was excited about attending Amit’s. It was more than just a wedding reception.It would have been sort of a college reunion; a rendezvous with my past. But call of duty especially if it involves investigating the death of an elephant, will always steal the top priority …

[Article] “Finding the mighty Brahmaputra”

Brahmaputra at Tezpur, Assam The Brahmaputra lay like a blue ribbon winding down the heart of Assam.  Somewhere near Dibru Saikhowa, the Siang, Dibang and Lohit rivers meet to form the Brahmaputra. Upon entering Bangladesh the ‘male’ Brahmaputra undergoes a gender transformation to become Jamuna and further joins the Ganga to become Padma. In the …

[Poetry] “Gently killed by her gaze”

How can I tell herabout her tender crimes?The unintended cuts from her smile;Sly theft of my emotional calm.She has tossed me into a whirlwind of love.Trespassing into my dreams;She has become the melody that enters my ears, even when she speaks nothing at all.I am strangled by her fragrance,and left as a solitary bard,singing hymns …

[Poetry] “I feel grateful”

Gratitude hit my shoreslike the acknowledgement of a miracle.Amidst an adversity of survival;it brought the comfort of being alive.I feel grateful for the breath of mineand of all those I call mine; the blossoms of my life.I feel grateful for the colorful sight of my eyes,witnessing the presence of loved ones,I feel grateful for the …

[Poetry] “आज तुम्हारी बोहोत याद आरही है”

आज तुम्हारी बोहोत याद आरही है।यूं तो प्यार हम तुमसे करते हैपर यह प्यार आज बोहोत सता रही है।कागज के इस पन्ने पर,शब्दों के कुछ आसू बिखेर दिए हैं,सुनना चाहोगे? सुनना चाहोगे इस आशिक दिल का इजहार?आज तुम्हारी बोहोत याद आरही है।चेहरे से मानो हशी मिट गई है,हशी की वजह जो तुम हो।यूं बेवजह , …

[Poetry] “Nothing”

There are parched moments, when all we can do is nothing.Nothing I can do, possibly to reverse my parent's aging,the weathering away of love, a withering existence.A reluctant mute spectator of the world around me,is what I want to be, is what I am when the choice left for me is one; nothing.Nothing possibly will …

[Poetry] “A Bohemian Journey”

Some decisions can be tricky,often like a sudden gust of windno warning incoming or an adieu,and yet, it will sway your path to a new direction;set you on a bohemian journey.With vague veiled destinations,painful trails, sudden hurdles.Yet we survive, and so thus this journey.It builds an odyssey called life.With every decision, every secondour lives split …

[Poetry] “Being Humane”

Few crowds, we are trapped into.Few choices, we are forced into.The pause between our words and acts,is the bridge, between being a devil or saint.The crossroads of heaven and hell.We have to plunge over these hurdles,meander gently through the struggle.Like a river, remember our tryst with the sea.Probity is triumph, a nectar of purity.Sin is …

[Poetry] “The Unopened Letter”

To ponder and gauge the text of this letter,Brings me a jittery fretful unease.Perhaps it will speak of unshed tears,the losing of love, a note of death.I wish to keep it unopened, to let the grief and sorrow, trapped inside the envelope.I fear to let loose, its words into our livesas a scent of gloom, …

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