Weekly Photo Challenge : “Urban” – caught in the fringes of ‘Urban’ India

Urban! The word is supposed to mean – Construction, tall glass and steel towers, intricate mazes of roads, thousands of people moving purposefully on sidewalks, pretty cafes and scintillating signboards, subways and fancy cars. Beautifully trimmed shop windows and traffic lights Sadly, Urban! also often  means a shabby concrete jungle, open drains. Beggars on crowded…

colorless in my pallet

Hollow silence absent dreams stripped spaces Un-uttered screams Lost desires Unlit fires Pillaged memories unmoving   streams vacant tomorrows the world within bare void of  color But then like red and blue isn’t colorless a color too The prompt at We Write Poems this week is “Color a Poem”.  “Colorless in my pallet”  is my…

Sometimes even the best intentions are not enough

Today I will talk about a hurt. A hurt that I have refrained from speaking about, though its been uppermost in my mind. A while back someone walked into my life. Someone , Lets call her K. The person was hurt and scarred. Angry with the world and disappointed with its ways. Lonely and lost!…

Rainbows On My Windscreen

As I’ve mentioned earlier this week, its been raining here, in Rajasthan. That in itself is a rare blessing. But, someone up there must be very happy with us down here, cause today we were blessed with a rainbow!  A ‘full fledged seven colors showing clearly ‘ kind of rainbow. The kids and me were getting…

Marriage – Guaranteed to work! – Two real life stories and some poetry

Standing on a threshold I ask myself what should it be Arranged says the voice of reason love says  ‘me’ Silly girl says reason love is  a short dream what you call love today tomorrow may  a nightmare seem No says my heart love brings two people close Companionship and understanding love nurtures  hope Practicalities…

Seeking pain

Once again I flip through pages of history look at every crevice every corner digging for pain examine every hurt feel every deceit relive every insult it’s not pleasant brings endless tears why then? do I open this wound each time it threatens to heal till the wound exists, I know you were for real…

Travel theme: Sunset – A photo essay

The setting sun at coorg Tell me O wise one! Is there anything as sublime as breath taking as the sight of the setting sun? Sunset at the sand dunes near Khimsar, Rajasthan Each time the sun goes down on this beautiful golden desert town fervently to the sky they raise their hands sending a…

Look what the MONSOON Brought In !!!

It’s been raining nonstop since 24 hours now and while in Europe, I know that would be nothing to be happy about. In this desert state, of India, it’s time for joy. The dams are full meaning we will have enough water to drink this year. The water tables are recharged, signaling a good crop…

The Sea Bandit

Verse one all my love entrapped in glass the blue sea bandits stole it the sea bandit stole my heart sealed in a bottle I watch it part Verse two Verse three Oh! sea bandit I give you my heart bear it gently to my lover shores apart when you see him tenderly implore tell…

Merged to Destroy

Meandering through the  valley I came upon a  stream It threatened to engulf me I surrendered to its whim Merged thus we rushed along Singing a wild incoherent song As the steep mountains approached Young streams  joyfully joined our fold The gushing stream now swelled with pride With its loud spattering  my calmness vied To…

Weekly photo challenge : “Wrong” – Am I chasing, the ‘wrong’ dreams?

‘Wrong’ its one of the first concept we are taught! Almost our entire childhood is spent learning ‘Right’ from ‘Wrong’. And yet as we step into adulthood. We realize, we may never really know the difference completely. There are no fixed boundaries. And what’s ‘Right’ to one, seems ‘wrong’ to another. Its all a matter…

Waiting for One more!!!

This one is for all the bloggers over there. I don’t know about you? But blogging has been an incredible journey for me. It started very tentatively. Like a young bride not entirely sure about her position in her new husband’s family.  I was unsure, almost shy about writing. I have always written – since…