Author's note: It has been a while since I've posted anything here. You can say the summer heat zapped away at my creativity. Here's a short poem on remaining stuck to the past. Hope you'll enjoy it. Even when my hairs haven’t greyed But taut skin adorns my visage I have become a lover of … Continue reading Pages
आई है होली इस वर्ष भी। लाई नंगई इस वर्ष भी। कपड़े खराब हो तो क्या? दीवारें बदरंग हो तो क्या? मस्ती का दुश्मन कौन बनेगा? अपना विवेक कौन रखेगा? फूल हैं फीके, लट्ठ दर्दनाक गोबर भी आजमाया, कचरा भी फेंका पर रंग का मज़ा कहीं न मिला और वह रंग ही क्या जो टिके … Continue reading बुरा तो मानो होली है
The final bugle has been sounded! Victory and surrender declared. I wipe my face in welcome disbelief The war has ended! I look around and see comrades, dead and alive. Smiling, dead and alive. Arms held out in victory, dead and alive. It is not for us to daydream But visions appear spontaneously Of teary … Continue reading Let Us Go Home!
I thank you, dear friend For hearing me out. You listened when all were too busy And you were just as much. Maybe you didn’t solve my problems, At least you gave me a vent. But I thank you more my dear friend For seeing me as one! To share a sliver of your life … Continue reading Thank You, Dear Friend
The soldier marched on Patrolling the city He glances at the civilians; Some awestruck, most terrified. The soldier smirks at them, "They live lives ordinary While I live for a cause glorious! While they tend to chores mundane I'm a warrior honourable." Enemies had struck again And the soldier had been shot. The corpse draped … Continue reading Pride
Till death do us part. What if we part while alive? I smirk at the displays of friendship; They go far away, and we go out of their minds. A new place gives new faces, with old ones cast away. Every prompt to communicate an affront to our dignity? Even through all this, they'll end … Continue reading Friendship
Those who read manga would be familiar with the immersive feeling one experiences when reading something that truly touches them. This is especially true of the slice-of-life genre which contains little tidbits of relatability yet a unique story just the same. Doukyonin wa hiza, tokidoki, atama no ue (English: My Housemate is Sometimes on My … Continue reading Manga Review — Doukyonin wa hiza, tokidoki, atama no ue