A Goodbye Toast to 2020

Phew. It’s been quite a HELL of a year, isn’t it? The year of Am I Audibles, Netflix minus chills, Couch potatoes and whatnot, 2020 gave us Millennials and Gen Z our own version of We-survived-THIS-and-THAT-what-did-you-do Ted Talk, the one that’s been performed by Desi parents since forever. Acknowledging the smaller privileges that I have…

Travels with Charley

Get on board to savour the United States of America of 1960s on this super exciting road trip with John Steinbeck. Alongside Charley, his four-legged companion, Steinbeck sets out to explore the country from head to toe in his custom made camper truck named Rocinante, after Don Quixote’s horse. What awaits them ahead is a…

The Trial – Franz Kafka

“Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.” -Jean Jacques Rousseau Written in 1914, The Trial examines a series of unfortunate happenings in the life of a bank official named Josef K. who gets arrested abruptly on his thirtieth birthday. The protagonist finds it absurd that no one cares to specify the nature of…

Spirit of the Season – Brian Lamont

Spirit of the Season by Brian Lamont is the kind of book you want to read to your kids while curling up on the couch near fireside on a chilly Christmas eve. Crafted out of the legend of Santa Claus and the historical figure of St. Nicholas, the novel as a historical fiction takes the…

Quarantine Day- Sorry, I’ve lost count

Quarantine Day- Sorry, I’ve lost count..Grown into these four walls keeping me companyso close I don’t dare push asidetheir dusty floral drapeslet alone welcome the first hour of lightknocking on my rustic window.A good old friend of mine,he waits for a while and leavestaking my silent response to his heart..Time had frozen inside the loops…

Jack of all trades, Master of None.

“Jack of all trades, Master of none.” If there is a catchphrase that could capsule my 23 years of existence then this is it. Being a Jack in a world ruled by masters means to be constantly reminded of not being the best. No matter how good you are in your fields of interest, it’s…

Requiem for a toxic love potion

“Love is blind” is no joke, dear friend. Once you go under the spell, the visibility, on an average would be no better than that on a smoggy winter morning in Delhi. You don’t get to see a proper vision of your significant other let alone your reflection on them. Nevertheless, La vie en rose…

Undefined Bruises

Yesterday, I dreamt in colours and mistook you for happiness only to wake up later to find the stench of bruises undefined. June 20/2019.

If you are a wind

If you are a wind I will be a flower A thousand times more Will I bloom for you If you promise to make me fall Each time anew. ~ Nila 🌸