And we’re back again

When I find myself in a moment which is so surreal that I want time to just stop right there, I imagine myself way ahead in time when this moment is long gone and imagine how it would feel like to crave to live it again. I then think of myself coming back in the now and for some…

जिसे शब्दों की तलाश है

There’re 11 unpublished posts in my drafts and umpteen in my head. And I don’t know where to start or what to say except some words stolen from here. भटक भी जाऊं मैं कभी, तो रहती सुबह की आस है, जीवन है एक अधूरी कविता, जिसे शब्दों की तलाश है, आप ही धुन में है शायद, या…

Gluey

Cult followers of my blog would remember this post I wrote sometime back for an old friend who I had not met in 11 years – after his family shifted to Jaipur from Delhi. We used to wish each other on birthdays virtually, but were practically strangers. People change with time and more so when they’re growing up. We…

Big Black Car

This cycle isn’t new to anyone, we’ve all been in it far too often –  come across a song that at first seems okay-ish but hooks you up real bad a little while later and you begin to see the artist as a creative genius.

Headlights

Excluding 9 unpublished drafts I scribbled in December, I wrote 11 posts in 2016. I put up 28 posts in 2015 and 29 in the year before that – all of them dead as a doornail. I was more focused on how I wanted to say things rather than on actual things I wanted to say. As a result, I wrote less…

On a Sine Wave

I just watched Elon Musk and Sal Khan’s (of Khan Academy) conversation and I had a feeling which is very difficult to sculpt into words. The feeling is partially amazement – on seeing them working so earnestly towards things that they believe in. The feeling is partially humbling – when I consider how insignificant most of the things…

Echoes from the past

“Every story has a happy ending, it’s just a matter of right moment to end the tale. Contrariwise, on a long enough timeline every story ends in a tragedy.” This is a somewhat paraphrased version of something I came across somewhere a long time ago and it echoes in my mind every now and then. I…

Wants

What do you want that society doesn’t want you to want?

Paradigm Shift

Let’s skip the too-long-no-post pleasantries. It’s 5:06 AM and I’m as awake as a rat chased back to it’s hole by a cat. Of late, I’ve written as many posts as the ant crawling below my 6 ft. x 2 ft. hostel bed and because of which there was no deeply-introspective-post on my birthday like last…

Um…surprise?

I wanted to write this post last year exactly on the same date – June 5th but ended up thinking too much and writing nothing. And so this post is exactly one year late. This date never slips out from my mind and I don’t know whether that is because today is World Environment Day or because it’s your birthday, since I learnt…

2 seconds away

Take your index finger and hold it upright in front of your eyes but look past it; at whatever is in front of you. Okay? Now bring your focus at that finger as you fade away the background. Keep oscillating your focus between the finger and the background as many times as you possibly can….

Little Black Sandals

Believe me when I tell you that I’m in a state of trance right now. I was sifting YouTube for anything related to Sia Furler when I came across some of her interviews and songs lost in the web like Big Girls Cry and Little Black Sandals and I’m totally convinced that she’s a lyrical genius. She wrote the song Diamonds…