The Diary in the pages of History

“Finally I will get to know about the life in hiding that Anne Frank was doomed to lead for 2 years.” “War couldn’t be good, but how bad it was, will be revealed now.” “What could a diary of a 15-year-old in hiding possibly hold during the time of war, other than the misery and…

What is Poetry?

Originally posted on The Musing Quill:
What is poetry? I know not. I’m a mere amateur trying to be someone. Mind you, not like someone. Poetry, to me is elusive. I know about poetry just as much a new-born knows about the wide vast world. It’s an ocean to me, and I try swimming across,…

A Writer must know…

DISCLAIMER– This article has used ‘he’ while referring to a writer; this is done only to avoid the hassle of shuffling between he and she. No sexism is being promoted through such usage. A writer must know the meaning of this word; a writer must know the synonym of that word; a writer must be…

My one-sided love affair!

Originally posted on IDLE MUSER (aka Aditi):
It was love at first sight, for me. It was one-sided love too, from my end. You don’t happen to believe in something, unless you experience it. Having never believed in the concept of ‘love at first sight’, it was nothing less than an angelic experience for me;…

Self-Love or Self-Obsession?

It’s only in recent times that loving self has been asked to be given the highest priority. We are told to love ourselves, to appreciate ourselves, to celebrate ourselves, to not demean ourselves. And I so much love this healthy ideology. We live in a society that constantly tries to entrap us in its own…

I will remember the Day.

Do you still remember the day you left me here, for a city miles away, to chase your faraway luscious dream? Of course, you do. But, think hard, do you really remember the day, the girl in a yellow dress? Who was mumbling something not audible and you failed to read those quivering lips, remember…

I’m a Writer; I, of course, can write stories!

Not every good writer is a good storyteller. But a good storyteller has to be a good writer. Some of you will agree with me, some of you won’t. I’m fine with both. After all, we all are entitled to our opinions. But let me tell you the whys for this strong statement that I…

Did I just read 50 Greatest Short Stories?

If you were ever offered a book that claims to consist of 50 greatest short stories, won’t you be apprehensive in buying it? Or would you not reconsider, even once, the leap of faith that you’d be taking to buy it? Wouldn’t you think over, and over, and over the fact that how could someone…

The Window Man

DISCLAIMER: This is a piece of fiction. I, in the story below, doesn’t refer to me, i.e. Aditi (Idle Muser); I, hereafter, is the unknown narrator of the story. Dear reader, before I start narrating you this fragile segment of my life, I’d implore you to not judge me for any of my then thoughts…

Lost forever to disarray

Here, Hold my hand tight, And walk by my side, Away from this world, away from its sight. Turn your ears deaf, And eyes blind, For what is to be felt Needs only a heart seeking another to bind. The redness of cheeks, And the echo of my heart’s beat, Your hands would do To…