But She was a girl

When she found herself in the womb, she wanted to freely bloom. Her heart started beating, as she eagerly waited for the greeting. Soon she stretched her arms, spreading along her charms. She then sucked her thumb, there seemed music- she did hum. She was pretty as a pearl, but they found out she was…

Glasses

Just like we wear sunglasses to be able to see through scorching hot days, we have a variety of glasses that we use to adjust our sight, so it wouldn’t disturb our normal state. I realized that we reject anything that tries to change our state- if it’s too happy, we find a way to…

Imperfect Love

Love is not always perfect, it may not be a fairytale, nor a storybook to collect. Love is about overcoming barriers, facing the challenges, which often seem the pain carriers. It’s worth fighting to be together, holding on and vouching for, forever. It’s a short word- easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to…

Seven Moons

There was a time, I considered myself privileged on this Earth, because in contrast to her single moon, I had seven. Her powerless moon forced a reputation all by the charm of Mother Nature, while mine were the cause of my shine. I had never desired anything better- neither did I have any big wishes,…

Oblivion

Blood pumping, face gleaming with sweat, spirit soaring and dropping simultaneously. Stars twinkling, lighting the field, winds blowing. Heaving sighs, he stood there, short of breath. With a sword in his untidy hand, his shield glistening, with beads of crimson red hanging loosely in his other hand, he could smell earth, blood, sweat, and ignited…

Aaya Na Tu- Arjun & Momina

‘Aaya Na Tu’ is a song written by Kunaal Vermaa and composed by Arjun Kanungo- India’s well known singer, composer, and producer. Arjun has also lent his voice to this song in collaboration with Momina Mustehsan- a Pakistani singer, songwriter, musician, and social activist. The song was released in June 2018. Aaya Na Tu is…

Nine

Shivers shoot down my spine, how we lost count of time. Fingers tracing fine lines- stumbling to the edge, I tumble out of bed at nine. Two humans flawed by design, error is indeed divine. I resign myself to the fact that I am destined to lose sleep over you, and never wake up to…

Drift and Fall Again- Madsonik

‘Drift and Fall Again’, written by Madsonik for the final scene of the thriller film ‘Criminal’, was released in April 2016. The song features evocative vocals by Yael Shoshana Cohen- the singer of Israeli indie duo, Lola Marsh. Madsonik (an alias for Brian Theodore Tyler), is America’s successful film composer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer….

The Lost Cause

His eyes were pleading, searching for someone to understand, to voice out what his imagination couldn’t even grasp. But they all looked at him passively, making him feel hopelessly numb. He was looking for an anchor, but he couldn’t find one. So he crashed inside, his muscles rippled. A range of expressions masked his face;…

അതിര്..ആകാശം..ഭൂമി!

അവര്‍ തീമഴ പെയ്യുന്ന ഭൂപടങ്ങളില്‍ മുറിവേറ്റ നാടിൻ്റെ വിലാപങ്ങളെ ചുവന്ന വരയിട്ട് അടയാളപ്പെടുത്തും. വീട്ടിലേക്ക് ഒരു റോക്കറ്റ് വന്ന വഴി കൂട്ടുകാരിയുടെ കുഴിമാടത്തിലേക്കു നീട്ടിവരയ്ക്കുന്നു. ഒച്ചയ്യില്ലാതെ വരയ്ക്കുന്ന നിലവിളികളെ കണ്ണീരിലിട്ടു വെക്കുന്നു. പൂക്കളെക്കുറിച്ചുള്ള ഒന്നാം പാഠം മറക്കുന്നു. പൂമ്പാറ്റകളുടെ കരിഞ്ഞ ചിറകുകളും ഉടഞ്ഞ മഴവില്ലുകളും ഉമ്മകള്‍ വറ്റിയ കവിളില്‍ തെളിയുന്നു. അവര്‍ കറുത്ത ആകാശങ്ങളെ കിളികളില്ലാതെ വരയ്ക്കുന്നു. വിരല്‍ത്തുമ്പില്‍ നൊമ്പരങ്ങള്‍ മുറിഞ്ഞൊഴുകുന്നു. പടനിലങ്ങളില്‍ നിന്നൊരു പാഠവും പഠിപ്പിക്കാനില്ലാത്ത പള്ളിക്കൂടങ്ങളിലിപ്പോഴും കുത്തഴിഞ്ഞ പുസ്തകങ്ങള്‍ കൂട്ടിത്തുന്നുന്ന കുഞ്ഞിക്കൈകളില്‍ വിശപ്പിൻ്റെ രേഖാചിത്രം…

The Tide of Grief

You said that I enjoyed being in pain, that maybe, nothing you did would make me happier than the shame of my long sleeves; scars buried underneath the soft fabric, lies to be revealed in due course. Of course, you forgot that you were my favorite form of suffering. We never fall for the ones…

Astronauts

We all get hurt, we have experienced how it feels to get abandoned, to fail, and to see the coldest sides of the people that were once warm with us. However, I’m a firm believer that the intensity of your pain is controlled by you- you choose to view yourself as the victim, or as…

The Predicament

“If you don’t get what you want, you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold on to it forever. Your mind is your predicament. It wants to be free of change. Free of pain, free of the…

The Stray

My stray, I promise not to push you away again. I’m sorry, I was selfish. I apologize, I was confused. I know that you’re not good for me, yet I love you more than I love nicotine. Yes, my timing is horrifically poor, but my heart soars out of my chest and collapses at your…