The Queue

GetTo the end of the queueYou middle-class phoren aspiring Indian. ThinkAbout the endless lines in your nationYour forefathers held for landlines and ration. HopeWith a sincere belief to mould social echelonsYou liberal English-speaking phoren aspiring Indian. TradeThe comforts of your rootsYour progeny begets better future. SmileAbout the dead-end jobYou mediocre middle-class phoren aspiring Indian. WaitWith the sweat on your browYour […]

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Escape to La La Land

She walks in beauty from the celestial screen to fill up your days and dreams.He enters the battlefield with ammunition, strategy and lurking mystery.Ofcouse! It’s galaxial crisis or a page from forgotten history. They enter the club flamboyantly to soak in to the night of spirits, trance and dance.They enter the boardroom confidently with presentations, reviews and target.Ofcourse! It’s for […]

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The Big Fight

“I had enough of you, control freak!I would rather run wild into the trees.” “I have feelings you see.how will my dreams advance?All you do is eat, drink, party and dance.” “So, my excesses are too much.Lunatic! What about your drama?Your accusations make my stomach clutch.” “So, sorry, sometimes I do act silly,Obsess over things willy-nilly.”“That’s ok, sweetheart, you’re not alone,Even my interiors may hold elements unknown.” So finally, the mind and body gave in.To not understand each other was indeed frightening.They decided to rest their case. Acceptance was the key in this phase. Mindfully, I heard their plea,And I thought this was the best plan.For the mind, body, soul and me. 19 January 2020

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His and Hers

His late nights and her early morningsHis algorithms and her prose,His wheat beers and her freshly brewed coffeeHis daredevillry and her gentle poise. Her curly crown and his sparse dome,Her varan bhat and his chole naan,His mince no words approach and her diplomatic charm,His facts and her fiction. Her black mole and his dimpled cheeksHis rock and roll and her classical soul. It took (her) warm summers and (him) cold dark winters.(His) Optimism and (her) discipline.To realise that Marriage was not about keeping (our) scores but (our) musical symphony.Taking turns to play a melodious harmony. 24 November 2019

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An Autumn’s Turmoil

Treading on the dry rustling leaves,On the unknown, slippery path.Flaming skies, red gold trees,suffering from the changing season’s wrath.Eyes on the familiar distant land,Heart in the graves of my past.Fists clenched, chin up, in my woollen maroon band,Slowly, steadily on the unknown slippery path, until this turmoil lasts.Until this turmoil lasts. 22 November 2019

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Empty

I take away the garbage bags, all filled to the brim.Where will they go, will they float or will they swim?It’s gone. Replenish. Consume. I like the sound of empty wine bottles, they clink together as I throw them away.Oh! We have had a good time. That sweater stacked for charity.My first. Whatever.It’s gone. Replenish. Consume. My Hope and Fear. Ego, shattered and bruised.Where will they go, will they float or will they swim?

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The Shiva’s Mourning

They tell me its all over.The night of horror. The enraged cosmic dance.The horizon is on fire, the earth has shaken,Blood and skeleton in every direction.Here, I am calling your name,Oh Sati! Oh My beloved Sati. They tell me its all over. The night of horror.The tides are low, the sky is still grey,The Sun is mustering courage to cast […]

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2018

It was a year of magical thinking,We all thought that ‘Eleanor Oliphant is fine’ without blinking. Ofcourse, it wasn’t only about ‘the case against sugar’,She wasn’t exactly one of ‘the women who ran with the wolves’ for the average onlooker. She took comfort in her ‘Sathavan’, ignoring her ‘Mindset’,‘Ego is the enemy’ in plain sight, you bet! Self-loathing, scared, disillulisoned […]

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सोहळा

हार तुरे बांधा, रांगोळया काढा,आपुल्या भेटीसाठी काहीतरी जल्लोष करावा.खूप दिवस झाले भेटून याचा आहे FB वर पुरावा,Whatsapp मुळे म्हणे कमी झाला आहे Timezoneचा दुरावा. तुझ्या घरच्यांसाठी Chocolate चा डब्बा, तुझ्या चिमुरडीसाठी खाऊ-खेळणी घेतली आहेत आवर्जून.पण तुझ्यासाठी सखे काय आणू ह्या 23kgच्या मर्यादेत बांधून?‘दिवसभर’, ‘Dinner ला’ म्हणता म्हणता भागते Coffee वरच तहान,वर्षाचे प्रगतीपुसतक मांडताना हरवून जाते भान. 3.30 च्या बसमधील गणवेषातील हसणार्या कारट्या,विशीतल्या त्या बेधूंद तरुणींच्या पारट्या.आठवणींचा पाढा म्हणताना होतो कंठ हळवा,दोन तासांच्या भेटीत साजरा होतो जीवाभावाचा सोहळा.

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