How many times have you asked me-‘Almost there’, where!! How many times have you read my inkwith this rhetorical question in your tone!! How many times have you implied that I deserve better…Better than you… What you don’t understand is that I don’t need Perfect.I need you. With all your flaws, with all the shortcomings,WithContinue reading “Almosts…”

❤️A Free Verse❤️

‘I wish we could love in moderation’, Said her best friend. She was reminded of her sister’s wordsFrom a few months ago.‘If only you could hate that one lessAnd love this one with boundaries, You would be happy.’ It wasn’t in her to dilute her emotions.The love, the hate, the compassion, the fearEverything ate atContinue reading “❤️A Free Verse❤️”


Every evening I sit and observePeople getting back from work,Cars and bikes rushingTo the safety of their premises.Like birds returning to their nestsAfter exploring fresh spaces. Big or small,Designed or regular, Full or empty,There is nothing that beckons us more.Safety, contentment & a sense of belongingSome find it in a place, some in a personContinue reading “Home🏡”

Of Indifference & Love❤️

In a quest to get to the bottom of the indifference I, so frequently, see in people these days, I went back some years on the Facebook timelines of some of my more perplexing friends. I was so heartened to find normal college lives, camaraderie with friends, venting of emotions without hesitation, in some cases,Continue reading “Of Indifference & Love❤️”

Of Music & Life🎹🎶

This morning I was listening to an audio book ‘Becoming’ by Michelle Obama. Not only is the book absorbing, but her narration is spell- binding too. In one of her anecdotal episodes, she recounts how she learnt to play the piano from her Aunt. She tells us a little something about pianos. On her veryContinue reading “Of Music & Life🎹🎶”


An unmarried friend of mine used to extol the virtues of spinsterhood all the time, saying that she would never miss something she hadn’t experienced when told that she would miss the company of a partner in her old age. I agreed with her wholeheartedly. I remember telling my father about yet another unmarried friendContinue reading “😌Solace😌”


I have taken a sage friend’s advice and decided to write about boundaries today. The topic itself is limitless but as I write just about human behaviour and quirks, I might as well deal with it, my way. Boundary as defined by the dictionary is the greatest possible degree of something or the line orContinue reading “✔️❌Boundaries✔️✖️”


A cold winter morning.. The Sun peeking through the mist, trying to bring some warmth to the wet & moist earth along with my jittering limbs & the deepest cockles of my heart. I sit in my balcony, soaking up the pink sunlight, with a hot cuppa tea. This has become a steady course toContinue reading “🔗Caged🔗”

👼The Way I Am👸

“There will come a day when you will realise what you actually want. Your search will end, it will reach its culmination and that would be the day you probably would stop reading and writing. Whatever you write thereafter will be a complete thought. Your words will want for nothing. You will have achieved whatContinue reading “👼The Way I Am👸”

⏳Borrowed Minutes⌛

Last evening talking to a dear dear friend, I spoke a phrase “Borrowed Minutes” and it got stuck in my mind.. I normally don’t rhyme but this is a fictional offering where the words just synced together to create a poem. I wanted to convey the emptiness that people feel when sons & daughters, friends & family, drift away, lured by other relationships..

💔Yearning Heart💔

How the Heart Yearns! For things that are beyond our reach. The notions that the elders never preach. For love, friendship and relations that instigate, our very souls, against what the world propagates. For chances & opportunities that are on the take but for the leashes, we could make. We do what is expected ofContinue reading “💔Yearning Heart💔”

To Neha, with Love 😘 

I don’t exactly remember the day I first met you. I have a vague recollection that I saw you first in Hostel 2s3 where you and your friends were working on a chart of toppers in the warden’s room and I, a new appointee, was asked to oversee the task. I didn’t do much ofContinue reading “To Neha, with Love 😘 “


​💫 Our fingerprints do not fade away from the lives we have touched.💫 Wasn’t it J. K. Rowling who made the word ALWAYS mean much more than the Queen’s language could ever convey?  This simple word containing two miniscule syllables came to denote a plethora of emotions. It became a symbol of undying love. ItContinue reading “✨Always✨”


I never thought I would be choosing this title for my blog, EVER because I have always maintained that regrets are such a waste of time and precious energy. In any normal life, people do things which may either work for them or not. But regretting the ones that did not work out has neverContinue reading “Regrets.. “