How to be whole again

This is for when you feel out of place. When you question your existence. For when nothing feels right and you feel empty within.  ​How to be whole again: 1. Take a sip of interstellar gas. ( taste the stars dancing on your tongue, feel the spiraling cosmic dust trickle down your throat) 2. Move around,…

Feminism is the new ‘F-word’?

“Equality is not a concept. It’s not something we should be striving for. It’s a necessity. Equality is like gravity, we need it to stand on this earth as men and women.” Dear anti-feminists, You try to calm our outrage You dull our indignation And make us the object of your disdain. We’re here to…

S O C I E T Y

If we desire a society of peace, then we cannot resort to violence. If we desire a society where gender, race, religion, etc is equal, we cannot choose to discriminate. The day we build such a society is the day we win, not as an Indian or an American, as a Christian or a Muslim…

Why Poets Write

I write a lot of poetry and am often encountered with the same question- “Why poetry?” I usually just shrug my shoulders and give a polite smile. But really, why do poets write? What is it about rhyme schemes and metaphors that entice the soul inside me? As ironic as this sounds, I’ve written another…

Take me there

Anais Nin once said-“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” Travelling isn’t about the destination, it’s about the journey, the experiences and what fills up our souls. I’m only 16 years old and I haven’t travelled the world yet, but it sure is on my bucket-list. Take me…

No one understands

Before I start the poem, I’d like to say that I’m not an ungrateful or pretentious person who is trying to show people that I have faced the hardest of struggles. I’m extremely thankful and happy for what I have. I wrote this poem when I was going through a really painful experience that was…

A trip to remember

Some experiences change your life forever. The 5 day trip to Goa with my batch mates was such a trip.  It was more than just the place, the beaches, the conversations and the food. It changed me as a person and is undoubtedly a trip with memories I will cherish forever. A trip to remember…

Write

I write simply because penning down different combinations of 26 letters elicits a certain sense of joy and triumph that compares to no other feeling in this world. I write to give the thoughts in my head a voice, an identity. But the simple reason why I chose writing over anything else is because when…

You and I

She turned around and looked for the last time. It seemed like time stopped for them, her movements appearing in slow motion. Wiping the trickling tears from her face she said, “You’ll search for me in another person, I promise.” She winced when she heard him scream but she didn’t look back. She never set…

The Wanderlust

J.R.R.  Tolkien once rightfully said- “Not all those who wander are lost.” All of us have a certain spark in our hearts, a longing to visit places we’ve never seen before and my mind is constantly fuelled by visual images of beautiful cities and far away hills. The Wanderlust I want to see many beautiful sights…

A letter to my future self

Dear future me, When you read this, I will be long gone, transformed rather. Wherever you are right now, whatever it is you are doing, I hope that you are happy and have no regrets. You deserve to be free, and you deserve to be as alive as your heart is. I hope you’ve taken…

What happiness is to me

Do you know those moments when the world moves so slowly that you can feel your bones shifting, your mind tumbling? When you think that no matter what happens to you in the future, you will remember every last detail of that one minute forever?”  Those few moments where everything just feels right is what…