Have you ever experienced ‘Big Magic’?

Before I start with the book, I’d love to tell you that this was my first audiobook, and I couldn’t have expected anything better than what I experienced. I had been hearing a lot about audiobooks since many months, but the idea always seemed bit dubious to me. How could listening to a book be…

The another ‘she’

‘We avoid speaking about things that matter, and love blabbering about that do not. Sitting here, staring at nothing, would do no good; neither to you, nor to anybody else; all it will do is deteriorate the situation out there. Lesser voices, lesser support for the right thing render the right to be wrong. I…

It is not Love-PART (2/2)

First things first. First parts first. So, here is the one for this longer short story. I do not think I should have had written that letter in the first place. And even if I had, I should have been responsible enough to at least make sure that the right letter was in the right envelope….

It is not Love-PART (1/2)

It is not love. No, it is not, that I’m sure of. Now when I lie in the bed, beside my husband, I am reminded, yet again, that it is not love. I love my husband, not him. Things have always been like this; something happens urging a wave of memories to hit my shore;…

When does Poetry occur to You?

This piece, unlike most of my writings, has a title implying the direction of this journey. Mostly, I go with subtle titles, that are related to my write-ups but do not give away the gist right away. So back to the title, when does poetry occur to you? When is it that only a poem…

Rohinton Mistry – A Balanced one

“Distance was a dangerous thing, she knew. Distance changed people.” – Rohinton Mistry (A Fine Balance) Some novels are long, too long for their content, too much of the story revolves around what doesn’t matter to anybody or anything in the story, but “A Fine Balance“, of 600 plus pages by Rohinton Mistry, is one…

Away from turning Wild

She holds it in deep inside, in some place dark where not a light flickers. What it is is not to be questioned. Because it isn’t a lie, Neither a façade. Everybody has it in the depth of their eyes, in the dungeons of their heart, in the thick of their soul. Bright and clear…

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem!

“None of the men in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry really meant to be taken literally in threatening to ‘drive the Jews into the sea’. But they failed to remember that their foes had just seen six million of their kind driven into Hitler’s oven.” – (O Jerusalem!) Some countries fight for their freedom while some,…

Will there be a Six?

I turned 5 yesterday. Instead of blowing candles, I blew dust off of my 2-year-old sister. She didn’t get hurt but got scared and started crying. I calmed her down, I shushed her, I caressed her back, her hairs, but all went in vain. She cried and cried and cried for hours. Pain of a…

Let me Mourn and Seethe

They thought they knew me, I, too, thought they knew me, Until the day when it came down to grant me a wish, A wish to fly, dive into the bottom of the sky. They are not bad, I ain’t a bad one either, Yet we are stuck here where I am crawling and they…