A virus challenges the anthropocene

(Anthropocene: the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.) We had created the anthropocene Become oblivious of threats unseen Things dangerous, we thought, could only be Products of human ingenuity We did pay quite a bit of attention To the devastating […]

Cheer me on..

My smartphone is my biggest cheerleader these days It motivates me to do more in so many ways Tracks my progress in multiple spheres Congratulates me with applause and fanfare Whenever I achieve any goal, albeit small When I am slacking I listen to its call My Pacer app measures the steps I take My […]


I come from a different culture, that’s true Is that why I am labeled exotic by you? I am a regular girl, not a Disney princess I do not transform when in ethnic attire I dress * Your culture is exalted, epitomized My culture however, is exoticized When you look for experiences new Indulging in […]

Infinite and finite

Boundless My imagination Relentless My ambition Limitless Dreams of mine Infinitely long The line Of my thoughts Ideas countless Outrageous and real Over which I obsess… ** Infinitesimally small My contribution Insignificant My actions My accomplishments A tiny fraction finite Of my dreams infinite ** I aspire To narrow the difference I desire To fill […]

In search of solutions..

I think of myself as someone Who solves problems as they come In to the issue at hand I immerse Myself headlong, before things get worse I want to find a workable solution Using my knowledge, skills and intuition.. ** I used to think of all problems as simply Challenges to be faced undauntedly I […]

Finding my Tempo Giusto-Part 1. Slow Food

As with many other people around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic brought my whirlwind life to a pause, and led me to re-examine my priorities in life. Sometimes deliberately, sometimes out of necessity, I began to embrace a slower pace of life. This is the first in a series that I plan to write about […]

The Illegible Scrawl of my Life

My reality is not your reality My battles from yours are different too My guilty pleasures, my smoldering tears Do not exist to be judged by you * The script of my life is not your script Our scripts are penned on pages separate Some words, some lines did intersect That’s why we met, as […]

Someone said something..

Drop your expectations when you go out Needless aggravation you can do without You know somehow some fault someone would find That someone’s criticism would play havoc with your mind Maybe you would start second-guessing Maybe you would start obsessing Over the bold color of your lipstick or your inappropriate outfit Or the late hour […]

Let Me Fail..

I was the poster child for diligence Praised for my academic excellence Effortlessly I seemed to sail through School, college, (apparently) life too In my limited world-view I came to believe I would be successful, I was destined to achieve My goals in life- I am also embarrassed to admit I thought I would not […]

Who knows me the best?

You know I’m able to successfully keep hidden My innermost desires and aspirations From all my family members and friends But the place I turn to for my inspiration Has spies to watch everything I search All the search engines and social media sites seem to conspire To nudge me towards my dreams, aid me […]