I lead two lives. Like Superman. Except, I don’t have a costume. Nor do I leave my house. Or save the world. Maybe I save myself. I lead two lives because one is not enough to do all that I need to do. To do all that I want to do. So I have this … Continue reading I Lead Two Lives
A few weeks back while looking for an empty notebook, I found my journal from 2015. I was skimming through it, curious to read what I wrote then. I came across this entry that was written on 21st March 2015. We were on a vacation in a beach town that was a few hours away … Continue reading Sunrise – Journal Entry (2015)
You see a tree that has bloomed and looks beautiful. Plenty of picture ideas hit you right then. You start capturing photographs with the phone that’s always in your hand. Pictures of the tree; in original, sepia, monochrome. Pictures of you standing - by the tree, in front of the tree. Solo shots, couple shots, … Continue reading Photographs – How many is too many?
I saw a video about Malleswaram on Facebook a few days back. I was at once nostalgic and also saddened. Nostalgic because Malleshwaram is special. It is where I was born and where I have spent many (maybe all) vacations as a kid. Saddened because the video reminded me about how Malleshwaram has changed over … Continue reading Post 30 – On Bangalore, cheese and the good ol’days
When I am traveling alone, I usually have my moments of inspiration and clarity. In these moments certain thoughts and ideas which otherwise would have never struck me, manifest themselves. I usually make a note using my favorite tool, Evernote. Here is a combination of two such philosophical ideas that I had on separate days last October. Life … Continue reading Post #18
I smiled at my reflection In the side mirror Of our car. The girl in the mirror Did not return the smile She seemed lost With lips, Reluctant to curve upwards. I glanced away looking At others in their cars Some passing by, Others we left behind Each one forlorn And lost Eyes on the road … Continue reading Post #16 – On The Freeway (Poem)
In order to live life To the fullest We go in search Of people and places Comparing scenes from our lives To ideals in sitcoms, social media. At every juncture We shake out heads "This was not the scene". Unsatisfied we continue Our search For it all never matches Our life not full enough Forgetting … Continue reading A Full Life
What I really want to do Is pour my heart out Here On this blog. Write what I feel like And write it all Complete and true Without thought or worry But it isn't so easy Our minds after all Are the ones that belong completely And truly to oneself What goes on inside Is what sets … Continue reading Vulnerable
You know that feeling? You want to write about something, you know what you want to write, yet, the words don't flow. You write one sentence, then you rewrite it and then you stare at it wondering how to continue. The topic is clear, the idea is clear, but the words are elusive. Like a … Continue reading Writer’s Block
I don't have a single topic to write on. I have many. Nothing solid, nothing long. Random rumblings from here and there. I saw several tiny birds today. And a blue bird. Some days, I see a hummingbird. Not day. I wish I could sit outside and dream while I watched birds and cats. But … Continue reading This and That
Hello! This post is a little sad. So if you are already feeling low then it is probably not a good idea to read it. You can come back another day. Otherwise do read and let me know your thoughts. Every day we wake up and plan. Sometimes, we dream. For today, tomorrow, the weekend. … Continue reading Of Dreams and Disasters
They don't always stay put These dreadful thoughts Show them their place Put them aside You think that's done And you rest awhile. But sneaky little things They appear again Linger around Till you scream your mind. Can't fears be shoved Into nothingness Buried at depths Inaccessible to all? Teach me this trick For hiding … Continue reading Fearing the fear
Why is it that we humans are obsessed with being better than those around us? We want to belong and not be isolated. So we adopt practises and fads that seems to be popular. We wear clothes that is considered to be in fashion. We adjust our tones, languages and accents just to fit in. … Continue reading Why
I lost two poems They were here last night Fresh and clear Just before sleep took charge I was lazy then I shoulda written it down Saved them. But now they are gone I racked my brain Left to right Front and back I found nothing. I had them yesterday And now it's gone.
Imaginary situation in my head Conversations, people I rehearse Like for a play Sometimes I am Optimistic Sometimes pessimistic But mostly I try to find Who I will be Were that situation, True. The thoughts don’t end There is chaos in my head Make them stop. Is there a way to shut it down? … Continue reading Chaos