October 21, 2014

Part Une

Today is one of those days when you have a series of thoughts gushing in I’ve been craving cake – not the flaky, stale kind; but the creamy, melt-in-your-mouth sortI might have dreamt of Sacre Coeur last nightThe first thing I read this morning that Oscar De La Renta was no more and immediately thought of the SATC pink dressI got myself a new hairdo and strutted along a street, feeling like Pocahontas And somehow this picture came to mind. I’ve been a Sex & The City loyalist ever since I was 18 – and this was probably one of my favourite bits. Sitting by myself in a cafe with…

December 8, 2013

Leverage

What have you got on them? What have they got on you? It’s all about the leverage The right kind of pressure Those perfect words So easy to get wound in them Spin a little story And dream through rose-tinted glasses You must know when to step on the gas Then in an instant, tug on the reigns Change in a moment’s notice The toughest part is to convince oneself of the loneliness Everything goes uphill therefrom You’ll have the upper hand I promise.

July 18, 2013

Drop a pin, someone?

Abhishek had once told me that a mark of an effective and productive team was that it made noise. Not the maddening, disturb-everyone-around kind of pandemonium – but the good kind of chaos.  He also told me, you never want to be in a place where all you can hear is the keyboards being clicked away at, furiously.  I usually have earpods plugged in ALL the time at work, and I have previously written about the sounds of silence in my current office. But today I experimented and experienced this unnatural prolonged one hour of silence (yes, I was timing it), where there was not even one sound in the…

July 1, 2013

Some Days Are Just Like That…

There are moments when you forget all your worries All the heart breaks All what matters to you, all what doesn’t Some days are just like that. There are the hours that you wish would last forever When you could gaze upon the Sun And feel full of warmth Some days are just like that. There is that time when you’re desperately trying to remember a dream Make sense of a glimpse of a smile you think you saw Then sketch it all quickly Some days are just like that. Do you remember that time? When you thought less, laughed more. When music could dissolve just anything. When paper boats…

June 10, 2013

Day 10# Oops.

Embarrassing moments. Yes, I’ve had those. Quite frequently actually. Tripping on the street, slipping on – yes – not so slippery spaces, horrifying typos in text messages, dropping food on strategic parts of my outfit, missing out the ‘s’ in the word ‘hard disk’. And I could go on forever.  But this story is one where I outdid myself.  This was when I had recently joined a workplace, and a certainly woman with seniority was being a total slave driver and it was one of those times when you just wanted to stab somebody without much care about the consequences.  One one such fine morning, she walked up to me…

April 14, 2013

Skipping Stones

Sitting by a quiet stream Hearing it gurgle while it trips over the pebbles Watching the Sun dip lower Eyes set on the horizon Mind fixed onto some distant thought Letting go of one worry after another, with each skipping stone Seeing them bounce away and sink to the depths Never to come back again.

March 16, 2013

re·cur

The revisited dream · The haunting decision that should have been taken · The difference that a yes would have made · The trance treasured, knowing that the bubble would burst any moment · The sweet delusion.

February 20, 2013

Atta-boy!

Talent lies in the most unapparent places.  Could you imagine that popular Indian advertising jingles such as ‘Washing powder Nirma’ and ‘Vicco Turmeric’ could be songs you’d like to add to your iPod and listen to? This video of Attulya Singh aka Atty was shared virally some years ago and I couldn’t get this boy’s voice out of my head. Never thought that a cover of Govinda – Karisma Kapoor starred ‘Goriya Chura Na Mera Jiya’ would ever be in my favourites. But here it is. Our talented boy has a YouTube stream. Accessible here. Listen and spread the word!

February 17, 2013

Liebster-ing!

I feel downbeat when I think about why I didn’t join the blog-sphere earlier than I did. In the developing years, it seems to have been so much more fun. So many more people that one could meet through their blogs and several interesting things to talk about and engage with, in this medium. Recently, I was nominated for something called a Liebster Award by Anisha who writes Absolutely Not Sure. (I must be honest when I say, I have no idea what it is, but an award must be a good thing, no?) The activity involved is to put down ten random facts about yourself, nominate eleven bloggers with less than 200…

January 9, 2013

Phosphenes

Have you ever been in love with a notion?One that wakes you up with a smile every morning Have you ever known a scent to overpower you?A heady aroma that makes you feel butterflies in your stomach Have you felt time stop?And transport you to a place that you never knew of Have you ever kept somebody’s handkerchief?And felt like the very world was right there, in your drawer Have you ever had a prayer answered?Looked at whoever you call God and shed silent tears of gratitude *** The world is a funny place. You’d rather be alone than hurt. Knowing this, you still long to be loved. Because what…