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Crackers and Letters

“Appa, the crackers!” Manu said for the thirtieth time since morning, as he pulled my lungi looking up at me. His baby face had the same smile I woke up every day to see. He perhaps thought that there was enough money inside his father’s pocket to buy the whole […]

The Traffic Signal

Running late, I stared at the traffic signal that showed fifteen seconds to green. The black Yamaha FZ’s engine seemed to compete with the scorching sun above, as I cursed myself for wearing a leather jacket. And the helmet. And all the other things that were glued to my skin. […]

Demon in the closet

As I lie back and close my eyes to another night, I feel the demon in the closet readying to spite. As my blood runs cold in the veins and the heart beats wild, I prepare myself for a run-in: elusive, yet profiled. I notice that I’ve grown much weaker, […]

We All Play Mario.

Super Mario is the best game I have ever played. Or probably, it reminds me so much of the zeitgeist of my childhood – the innumerable bouts of amusement my brother and I had together (Mario’s younger brother Luigi thus gets an honorary mention) – that my judgement fails to be […]

Digestion

A poster at my home says, “Read, Write, Learn and Inwardly Digest.” I remember placing that poster up there 14 years ago with my brother, and it gets only occasional bits of admiration for the painting that encompasses most part of it. What is written there at the bottom is gracefully ignored, as […]

It’s You!

Don’t you forget when I tell you, Someone lives his life because of you. Wherever you go, just keep this in mind, Everyday and in every breath of his, He wishes that that you are doing well in bliss. With all his heart and his soul, He wishes that you […]

The Story of a Vase

I liked this magnificent vase ever since I was a kid, Imagining it with the most beautiful flowers the world ever had, Tinted with freshest green leaves posing amid. I would tell myself that I would get it one day, As it would shine brighter and lovelier resting in my hands, And the […]

October is Gone!

Last month was an eventful one, except that I forgot to gift my blog a post on its 4th birthday on 16th. I read a novel by Liane Moriarty called The Husband’s Secret. It was fairly good, except that a couple of characters were annoying and lacked a convincing closure. I enjoyed the […]

First Draft is Finally Done!

Two and a half years as an engineer who writes on weekends, my tortoise pen has finally made it. On a roller coaster ride, if something has taken a beating from this marathon, it’s my blogging and poetry. So, I thought I would share it through my blog. In the post Before […]