The Reality of Snape: A Pause

Today is the anniversary of the renowned book and movie series ‘Harry Potter’ by J.K. Rowling. So, what better day to write this post. I tried writing ‘a pause’. It is a form of a writeup in which I analyse a particular movie scene which is very iconic and powerful. So, basically you pause and…

Select micro-stories : I

Microstories Lockdown diaries As he wiped the perspiration off his face behind the mask, windy breeze hit his face. Smells of the land filled his nose and his hearth with warmth, he could smell his mother making his favorite dessert. Finally, he had one reason to thank the pandemic. It had led to homecoming. 2….

Journey to the Dark

Today I visited the land of the dead,filled with all sorts of dejected souls.First I strolled in the town of lights,There I met hopeless romantics, still idealizing mortal love.I met the naturals, people who were fated to arrive here,and I met the shallows, whose cycle of life had an abrupt puncture.The shallows had an eerie…

Not so Digital…

If there is anything I wanted, at three in the morning.Apart from moist eyes and a numb mind,was to transport back in time.When love was simple.The love with elusive dimensions and perhaps, less validation.When the night was ecstatic to meet its moon, and patience was its energy.Love which was a subtle mellow.Love which was found…

Mental Health: A Hopeful Rant

So, I have been inactive for a long time now and I’m grateful for the two mails I got from people who follow my work, asking the reason for the same. Let’s face it. The whole world has witnessed the adversity of Covid-19 and the atrocities it has unleashed on people, mentally and physically. A…

The Lone Streetlight

The lone streetlightstands tall and mightyA pallbearer of the dark world that lies beneath. It was winter,A father sat beneath the streetlightHis son curled up in his arms, like a dry leaf ready to crumble.He didn’t need food as usual;Hope was the child’s dinner, as was guilt and shame for the father. It was spring,A…

Writer’s Block and ways to tackle it

Here I am, staring into this endless abyssMusic in my ears, and caffeine in my bloodstream.Yet again, the land of my thoughts is barren.My mind, which is usually a patron of succulent imagination, now boils with rage at this creativity shutdown. This situation is experienced by every writer once in their lives and is lucidly…

Moon

For each sun, there is a moon.Which is passive yet illuminating.It will maintain its eerie presence, for the sun gives it energy and its soul lies therein.Perhaps , the only retribution it has is that the sins of the sun will be inflicted upon it.The nights cannot be powerful without the moon.The magnificent beauty it…

Library: A short story

(This is a short story of 150 words that I wrote on the theme “If you could change one thing before the Covid-19 pandemic”) Her perturbation increased as she leafed through theanecdotes of Anne Frank.It had been a few weeks since this started, all when she sawthat someone had praised her doodling at the cover…