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 […]

Conscious Consumption

As I grow older, hopefully I grow wiser too My youth was focused on consumption, I blew My hard-earned money on accumulating possessions Eating out, buying bright new stuff was an obsession Prevalent consumerism supported these pursuits of mine I purchased and consumed, per the economists’ designs.. ** Driven by consumerism, gradually I began to […]

Two Paths

Meticulously planned Thoroughly researched Contingencies included Alternatives explored Itineraries drawn Every i dotted Every t crossed * Fluid plans Moving targets Spur of the moment Spontaneous decisions Going off the grid Taking the road not taken Adventure the operative word..

Confessions of a wannabe writer

The magic of storytelling I well understand I’m waiting for God’s mysterious hand To work wonders on my imagination in such a way That I can pen a groundbreaking story one day Everyone has a story, so I am told Random ideas in my head I hope would unfold And reorganize in to a story […]

Break me..

Let me get shattered Let me break Into a million pieces For the sake Of my grief I am blinded Crippled, maimed By flaming anger I long to blame This twist of fate Like a tsunami Washed away from me The life that I knew No path I can see Forward- it is clouded In […]

Let me explain..

We were three women meeting For the first time-wives of three old friends After the preliminary introductions were completed And we were all past the stage of pretense The conversation turned, as it invariably does To family, work-life balance, raising children Soon each one of us, though highly accomplished Was explaining her life-choices to other […]


I just want to sit in peace and drink my coffee And mindfully enjoy my breakfast too Instead I grab a biodegradable cup And scarf down antioxidant-rich morsels few With my phone in one hand, coffee cup in the other I grab my car keys and walk at a brisk pace To my car, my […]

Strong no more..

You are strong, is all you’ve heard So strong is the only way to be In moments of weakness, you put on a facade Of strength, each time invariably.. That does help carry you through Many crises, real and perceived But it turns exhausting too “You can handle anything” is generally believed This illusion of […]

In my skin

You complain about being uncomfortable Due to externalities- mostly you are capable Of moving away from the source of discomfort for you Therein lies the difference between us – this is not true For me- I carry the burden of discomfort with me Because of my lack of societal conformity.. * I am eyed with […]

Success redefined

Success… How would I define success today? Do I think I’m successful, am I able to say I’ve arrived, I’ve achieved the goals That make me successful as a whole Is success a discrete entity or a continuum? Is my life headed in an upward direction? * Success was important, that was ingrained In my […]