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…

The Man who knew Infinity: Movie Review

The man who knew infinity is a biographical drama film based on the life of the great Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. The movie is an adaptation of a book written by Robert Kanigel. Set at the advent of the 20th century, when India was under the subjugative British epoch, the movie captures Ramanujan’s love and…

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…

The Da Vinci Code: Book review

‘The Da Vinci Code’ is a mystery fiction thriller written by Dan Brown in 2003. The novel has received worldwide acclamation and is no less than a masterpiece. The theme of the novel is a conquest for the protagonists; Robert Langdon, who is a professor of religious symbology at Harvard University, and Sophie Neveu who…

Scent: A microstory

Did u shampoo today? He asked.Why? She smirked.Your hair smells so beautiful today…Uh Huh, she said Hairfall is a bitch though.. 40 years later..He gave his wife a locket.It contained a strand of hair, alongside a short note. The note said, It still smells beautiful…!!!