I have 253 drafts lined up in my shelves, 34 odd books, half-finished, heavily forgotten. 25 plans to revamp my life, new diets, new fads, All waiting to be explored, a crowd of Atlantis proportions. Call me Lethe, name me Algea, or just lethargy, But it seeps through my veins cursing at me for the […]
It was my first pride, a rite of passage of sorts. An introduction to a community where I belonged but didn’t exactly feel that way till I was in the heart of the crowd, in the middle of a residential street. The experience was, for the lack of other words, surreal. Before I entered the […]
“For security reasons, baggage left unattended will be removed and destroyed.” A stoic silence reverbs through the airport. Nobody comes forth claiming their belongings. I can’t be the only one eager to leave them all behind. The atmosphere remains calm, although now it is taut. Frigid and silent waiting for the janitor to remove the […]
One shot down, I think I see clearer now. I think I wasn’t wrong. It sure did feel right, But I don’t want to feel at all. The numbness peaks at my fingertips Easing away into caustic raw emotions. Two shots down, I think I can get away with this If I refuse to emote, […]
Let’s have this conversation.
I’m not going to tell you his name. It is irrelevant to this story, and to be honest, I need to protect his identity. He is one of my many employees. Pretty normal chap except he had a particular passion for observing patterns. He saw patterns in behavior, arrangements, people, timings, literally anything. He had […]
My father explained to me Time and time again, of the Gods he worshipped and of Art and barely covered symbols. All the while, I used to stare frozen, Stubborn and stiff, caught In the parallax error of the head And my heart, inaudible. Religion was the tattoo I Wished I had never gotten. I […]