Believable miracles

In Kerala or maybe everywhere, not sure exactly, there are quotes from the Bible painted all over the walls lining main roads and junctions. Today something strange happened. I was just wondering about a friend of mine, whose priority was everything else but his own self. The thought was tumbling around in my mind like a…

The maverick machine

Become a corporate mongrel; a maverick machine missing out on life. Blend into the hierarchy, stand over someone, report, delegate, whisper in despair. Get your work done. Tick that KPI; tick tock tick tock. You’re not in school. You’re at work. Break your neck and sign your cheques. You hold the power. Behold, the corporate…

Waves and petrichor; in a bottle. 

An ode to my muse.  Through thick and thin, through sadness and happiness our ship sailed strong.  Through the stormy wind and rocky shores our ship sailed.  Blindly, it sailed.  Aboard our shady shoe shaped ship we sailed,  on only old and cold Paani puris we survived petrichor filled the air, waves in a bottle…

The dark

Are you afraid of the dark? The kind of darkness that lurks not in the corner but in the walls, the halls and openings as opposed to closed rooms or corners of closets? The kind that sends shivers all the way down to your toes? Tickling toes. Sweat trickling down my temples. And your neck…

An epiphany

This one day, a lightening struck my head; a bright Monday morning. I wore a dress and combed my hair. I breathed in fresh air and felt more. And just like that with a flick in my wardrobe I felt a small fire burning. I started to dance instead of walk, sing instead of talk….

Rural foliage

So I discovered one thing. Writing about culture and society always garners a lot of attention. I wonder why. Are all of us in the same boat? Are all of my friends,  seniors and juniors in the same shoes as I am? Are we all under the pressure of a hypocritical culture struggling to stay…

A black and white wedding

Two states, two cultures, or better put, the amalgamation of two totally different species. Wisps of ego floating in the air would often make touch downs here and there causing rise to compellingly tense situations. Whispers of impoverished boys and girls, the value of  land in the other state and education floated around in the vicinity….

Love

It’s the awakening of emotions I shut out a long time ago. It’s bye-bye to logic. I think it’s good though because now I don’t feel that gut wrenching melancholy brewing inside me. I don’t feel that perpetual mourning of wrong choices ringing in my ears. No more guilt pulling me down into its den…

Studying

Black and white on single lines, blots of print like cumulus clouds on a blue sky It was a bleak night with rain drops dripping down the window, leaking everywhere like a web of ink splatter like jumbled alphabet pasta floating on soup It made no sense, meant nothing to me. Lacking conviction and comprehension very reluctantly I started…

My kingdom

I have highs and lows just like everyone. Really bad lows and an okey-ish high. The positivity lasts maybe an hour, and the negativity? I dwell in it. It consumes me till there is no part of me left. I don’t even remember what the happy things feel like after it has imprisoned me. This…

A man and his ego

Why did his ego get hurt? A woman made that comment. A young woman made that comment. A young woman living far away from home (why is she not at home getting ready to be wed?) made that comment. A young woman who was not cleaning up after a man made that comment. A young…

How to make a kick ass commercial

How do you make your advertisement go viral? HA. If I knew the answer to that I would be working at Saatchi and Saatchi.(Obligatory business joke). Experienced academicians would speak analytics on how to make it viral and they would be right but to make a kick ass commercial all you need is a good 97% emotion…