Sometimes I feel I am an actor Living my life in disguise Or sitting on top of a fluffy cloud watching it unwind My actions almost automatic Body following the same routine Waking, eating, sleeping Nothing but a mere machine The purpose of my existence Is a mystery to me For what am I? If... Continue Reading →


A beauty spotted on the streets of Delhi

I was returning with a heavy belly from Cafe Turtle in Khan Market when I spotted this beauty in all its magnificence on the road leading to the metro station gate.  If only each car were a piece of art like this, the parking lot would be an art gallery.


Youth is like tripping on skies and sipping waterfalls One step forward in the clouds One amiss will take you down A chaotic brain With thousand thoughts per minute A whole new universe No beginning  no end   One second you’re touching the stars The next they have burned you Learning to move With these... Continue Reading →

Find a thread

Find a thread to rescue you Beware Don't descend into chaos Hold on till the whirlwind subsides And the tides are ebbing For tangling into it will mean only end What if the sea washes you to a land too distant?

In the silence of the night

When the lights go off Then the armour falls Tears roll down But you have to hush the sobs Tumbling down that dark hole It hurts when you reach the end Your hands reach out for help But the pull's too strong In there whole night long Drop by drop your eyes fill the hole... Continue Reading →


  When we were kids Summers were synonymous to Allahabad This small city in India Still holds my entire childhood Allahabad meant Mamu's bike And the comfort of Ammi's wrinkled hands No horror movie can ever compete to her Jinn stories One of my favourite jobs in the world Was collecting roses for her Gulkand... Continue Reading →

Are You Disappointed?

Do you still see me? Do you still exist? Does the soul survive after the body is dead? Do you visit us hiding in the morning mist? Lay down beside me in the bed? If what they say is true And you are watching me from above Then I'm afraid you are not proud And... Continue Reading →

Taste for solitude

I have acquired a taste for solitude, With only thoughts to keep me company. Lights dim and the curtains drawn, The comfort of silence has no substitute. In that quiet, the loudest thoughts strike, Some too unnerving to describe. They try to push me to the edge, But I jump willingly without a bribe. Falling... Continue Reading →

Thousand broken lives

Is it the world drowning in tears Or the wars bringing fears? Is it the forgotten humanity committing sin or the heartlessness of a man to turn himself into a jinn? What is it to remorse? Perhaps everything The crimes cannot be neglected They are the proof that the human race has been infected But... Continue Reading →

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