2016: The Year I Realised My Father Was Right

On New Year’s Eve last year, I was holding myself together and crying bitterly in my father’s helpless arms. I felt like I had failed and wasted the previous two years of my life in a job that I didn’t really enjoy but felt like I was obliged to stay in. Dad sang me to […]

Terrible Weeks Call For Terrible Writing

I have had a terrible week. It was a shitstorm of injuries, adult responsibilities and realising how much distance is just not something I will ever be ready for. I woke up this morning, my eyes swollen from lack of sleep and excessive crying and looked at myself in the mirror. There is a slight […]

Ladylike 101

Who said you’re good enough? You’re not beautiful Well, maybe, if you just tried to walk straight, with your hair straight, always smiling, stomach tucked in with your thighs at a safe distance from each other; But not far enough for someone to make their way through. Why were your legs open? Why was your […]

Fear

I fear the things my heart chases because they might not be good for me. I fear the things my body chases because they might kill me. I fear the things my mind chases because I might lose my will to feel. I might be afraid of the fear that surrounds me suddenly like an […]

शीशे का घर

शीशे के घरों में रहने वालों को पत्थर फेकने का कोई शौक़ नहीं है। घूर घूर के पर्दों के अंदर से जब बहार देखने का मन्न किया तो देखा तुम्हे घूरते हुए। जब बारिश की बूँदें शीशे पर सजी तब देखा तुम्हे बेफ़िक्र उछलते हुए। सूरज की किरणे जब पड़ी रस्ते पर तो उसका भी […]

आगे बढ़ते हैं

Originally posted on Gulposh:
मुझे लगा की तुम चली गयी, गयी तो थी | फिर यहाँ कैसे? सारे रास्ते तुम तक जो थे | तुम्हारा रास्ता ग़लत होगा !! हो सकता है, पर शायद तुम सही थे ||

S and her Two Lady Friends

Time: Sometime around 2004 Age: 11 As I climbed up the stairs to watch my cousins play video games for the 219837329th time, I waved hello to my aunt. Small talk was engaged in, and as I kept looking impatiently towards my cousin’s testosterone cave, she surprised me with a new top. Not as exciting as […]