1. A Vessel for a Vessel

“Do you know how to play a flute?” The voice came shattering my senses just when they were about to give in to sleep. I was not alone in my room. And this was not the voice of anyone I remember listening to, I turned around immediately to find a figure covered in a grey…

Monkey Meditation

I was blessed to wake up early today, from a dreamless sleep to a beautiful reality. Early in the morning, everything is brooding into possibilities, it is empowering to wake up when everyone around you is asleep. Seeking the sunrise is another quest that once can take easily. As I climbed to my terrace, I…

Mushrooms

“Can you smell them?” the fauna held my breath. It was the denser parts of the forest that I usually visited alone. But I brought along a new friend today. I wonder if the trees were surprised to see another person in their area.  “Can you smell them?” I repeated.  “The ghosts.” She replied with…

Char log kitab me hain,Char log kitab ke bahar, Pachas log dimag me hain,Or kuch kharab alfaz. Kehete hain,Ki ye kehena thik nhi,Sunke ye sehena thik nhi. Likhdo. Sehelenge kuch shabd,Tum bhi,Hum bhi. Zyada se zyada,Ek bhuli bhatki kitab.Kuch fizul ki bat.

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“Me likhta hun. Tum log bolo.” “Tujhe pata toh hain yar. Kya bolun me, sala darta kyun hain tu itna. Likhdena.” “Iski mat sun. Take it easy, take a deep breath and then try to write about who you really are.” “Darta hain tu. Nhi likh sakta. Sochta hainki log kya sochenge. Abhi dheka tha?…

Out of Bound

Another day passes by,And all it takes is a lullaby. Bleeding over the burning time,The misery of a melodious rhyme,Seeking resolve at Twilight. She heard them tell the outrageous liesSinging as a storm of the night,Fading and forgetting as the struggling light.Seeking a canopy to confront the passing time. And then they ask her,Why do…