The Last Days

The last time I saw you alive was in a hospital, Lying unconscious on a crumpled bedsheet. You were breathing, I could see. Though the doctors said it was artificial, I felt relief with every rise and fall of your chest. Besides a constant beep from a monitor, There was an eerie silence in the…

SILENCE

Waking up in bed with no one around, Sink uncleaned and clothes lying on the ground, The cheesy pizza I ordered last night, Half-eaten, has now turned sticky and brown. No, my life isn’t ‘imbalanced’, There’s a comfort I have found in silence. A year has passed since I have been living alone, Following social…

THE ERA OF ‘LALTEN’ IS LONG GONE: PM NARENDRA MODI

Five days before Bihar goes to polls, Prime minister addressed his first rally in Bihar, Sasaram. PM made blistering attacks on the opposition and appealed the voters to reelect NDA government for the development of Bihar. He began his speech by paying tribute to the veteran LJP leader Ram Vilas Paswan. He lauded the people…

THE FINAL 2020 U.S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: Highlights

In a much substantive and disciplined presidential debate, unlike the first one which had turned into a brawl, the presidential candidates Donald Trump and Joe Biden wrapped up the third and final face off. Topics of the debate varied from coronavirus, immigration reform to healthcare, climate change and racism. The presidential election is going to…

Falling in Love

Sometimes I wonder if I’ll be able to forget the man I am in love with. Do you know how shattered I feel when our relationship is called a myth? While he is a tricenarian, I recently celebrated my silver jubilee. Age is just a number, he says, but is our relation an interlude in…

BIR: THE HIDDEN GEM IN HIMACHAL

Situated in the North of India, Himachal Pradesh has myriad landscapes that make for a perfect ‘me- time’. Kullu, Manali, Shimla, Dharamshala, Dalhousie are some cities which see tourists throughout the year. But I chose a small tranquil village on the map for my vacation. Bir, commonly known as Bir Billing is a small village…

When I saw you.

Bubble via Daily Prompt: Bubble Photo Courtesy: google I don’t remember how you looked, the first time I saw you. But mom says you were happy, And invited every peer you knew.     Home was decorated with lights And people shinned in glittery clothes. I and you were dressed in yellow And mom in…

Listening- a better skill!

Chuckle   I scrunched my eyes and clinched my teeth, Rolled my tongue and chuckled beneath. I kept murmuring and completely forgot That it’s your day and only you should be allowed to speak.   There’s a turmoil of words lying inside Blessed with two ears but only one mouth to confide? Then someone told…

A letter to my dear sister

Jolt A chapter which started a few years ago, Has not ended yet. Found the missing ‘hero’. No, there’s no Romeo, It’s all about my Juliet.     The finest memory we have created I don’t have an evidence of it. But it’s still fresh and every time I reminisce it Nostalgia takes over me…