Why do I write?

“Why do you write?” he asked me, looking into my eye. “That’s a very interesting question. I never thought of a reason” I replied. “So, think now and tell me” he asked. I don’t know why he was so curious about why I write. Was he trying to write himself? Or was he doing something else…

Dear Sister

Dear Sister, Happy birthday. Oh, how time flies. Feels like a while ago you were a little kid whose main priority is to eat your chocolate after I’ve finished mine. Feels like a while ago you hit the bullies who were mean to me. Feels like a while ago you cooked that chocolate cake despite…

Blank page

The blinking cursor was mocking me by reminding that I cannot write. Blinking peacefully, it was laughing silently. “You’ve come to write something now? Let’s see what trash you’re going to write today” Oh, its silent mocks. Never did it make a sound. But it had killed more dreams than an alarm clock. Yet there…

Whose side are you from?

“Whose side are you from? The bride or the groom?” She asked me. I looked at her. Dressed in a lehenga, the usual dress for a girl in a wedding ceremony, she looked far from usual. There was an unusual aura about her. And there I was, melting at her beauty. Usually, the outfit of…

Embrace

If there is any superpower you could have, what would that be? He asked me. I was sitting in my psychologist’s office where he decided to go on a superhero trip today. Why? I have no idea. And I am not looking to find it. He’s going to tell me in a bit anyway. Travel…

They’re out to get me

Every time I inhale a puff of smoke from the air, I know my lungs are getting deteriorated. Every time I take a drink of alcohol, I know that my liver is weakening. Every time I read a lousy book, I know that my brain is getting rusty. Every time I write something, I know…

Nightmares

I woke up with a start. It was a normal night. It was so silent I could actually hear my own heartbeat. And it was beating rapidly. I had a nightmare, one of the worst till now. I couldn’t sleep after that. To be honest, it was not any ordinary nightmare that I could have…

What Mr. Sharmaji ka beta feels about himself

“Do you know what Sharmaji ka beta has done? He has got some medal that makes him feel like a cool person to me? What have you done?” Raj’s dad said. “Oh, dad” I said. I’ve just done something cool in a different field which you entirely disapprove of, but hey, Sharmaji’s son is the…

Not like this

I felt light. Completely light. This was not a feeling I had since a long time ago. I started thinking. What had changed in the past few days that I was feeling like this? I had no idea. I don’t remember anything that has changed. My routine has not changed and I don’t think it…

The final destination

I woke up in the morning to find myself in a desert, deserted. The time probably might be 6:00 am, as the sun was just rising. I have a feeling that I woke up during the night and walked towards here, but I have no idea, from where. I could see where I was, but…

Someday

Someday, I think, as I look towards the wall, which has the calendar and beside it, the list of goals I want to achieve. Someday, I think, as I look towards those who lives their lives in peace, that I would also create a balance in my life. Someday, I think, as I look at…

Hope, in Time

It was my finest hour. After working for 20 years on this, my team has finally cracked the code. We now have the solution. Something craved by masses. We have gained insight into a dimension that never gave us a chance to explore on our terms. We tried to understand man’s greatest ally and his…