An excerpt from the diary of an introvert


Dawn to dusk I stand staring at the walls. Surrounded by the souls of the hunted and the haunted. Walls and the barricades inbound- home to office, desk to the bed. To and fro I move around. As the sun rises from the east the gloomy faces brighten up with their joyful clinking up of…

The bird that didn’t fly.


It was in the year 1997. The world was a bit laid-back then, the struggles and the turmoil(s). The cats were yet to rule the world. The western world was busy, while the Indian political environment was unfolding. Sachin was not a god and the Sharjah inning was yet to happen. Hockey was still a…

A Real Man


“Well let me take you in on a secret,” said the Fool. “You think people are fed up with a guy like that ‘Freak’ who is the epitome of hopelessness. It’s exactly the opposite. People are utterly taken with his careless, slovenly yet genuine ways. So am I !”

How to make the most out of Pooping?


Some answers come to me at the oddest times- when I am driving, in the shower, while jogging, in meditation, dancing, writing, eating food and mainly when ‘pooping’. Yes, you heard it right, when POOPING!

The words of wisdom by an Auto-wala (A true story)


I have been a working professional for the past 2 years. In this small period of time, I have had plenty of experiences, adventurous or not, conversations worth remembering. One such conversation shook me to the core, an advice which I had never received nor thought of. A part of me and a nature of…

WARNING: Who is an introvert? A shout-out.


Introverts are typically more reserved and reflective people who prefer solitary activities. They are persons who prefer partying with people they are close to, but in general, they love ‘cancelled parties’. They would never say no to anything you ask them for but will make an honest effort to do the opposite. They are comfortable within…

The Missing Chapters From The Book Of Life.


It is winter now. I feel quiet and vivid. The talk I hear seems to be the talk of long ago. Peace. Struggle. And everybody waiting. Is it all only another illusion, a dream from which we never wake? It has been years since those days. There is still something burned out in me from those days. Yes,…

A piece of mind (Shout Out)


You have ever had this everlasting feeling of being stuck between a devil and a deep sea. A series of incidents and circumstances where you feel damned if you do and damned if you don’t. A sense of being lost or being driven to a whirlwind ride destined to a place full of responsibilities you didn’t know existed….

The Lady


“Is Lady Irwin here?” asked Rahul, panting heavily as he knocked on the door of Mr and Mrs Irwin. “The Lady will be downstairs in a minute” replied a sturdy looking man with a dark moustache and a heavy accent. “He must be in his late 40s, probably a military veteran” thought Rahul as he…

A journey back to the city where it all begin…


“I Can’t breathe properly” I complained to my father. My skin itching and burning red, rashes developing on my entire body. It was the day I was supposed to travel, meant to travel back to the city where it all begins. “You want to visit a doctor? You can postpone your trip…” he suggested.  “No!” I…

What difference does a colour make?


“Is that your friend?” “Yea dad! And he is quite intelligent.” “Well! He is dark. I can’t even see his face clearly.” “It’s a dark photograph dad. Trust me, his face is visible enough just like his personality.” “Where is he from?” “He is from India.” “Definitely not a Christian. A Muslim? Or a Hindu?” “An…

Are Teletubbies Scary? Well it scared the wits out of me.


I was accompanying my niece in her quest to buy stuff toys. Searching through various toys she brought my attention to some: “Mama, can I buy one of those?” She asked. “Of course kiddo, buy any toy of your choice. It’s a gift from your mama” I replied. “Urgh, I am not a kid anymore….