My bird died. I wanted to bury it. It wasn’t my bird, to be fair, and it was a suicidal bird, nonetheless that ended up dying in my home. It’s strange how human beings find the most insignificant of things and decide to label them as their own. An extension of their own fragmented identity, […]
Of Phantom Voices
He was standing outside this beautiful monastery. A fresh water stream flowed by his feet down to the valley. He was on top, literally, on top of a hill. He preferred mountains but he could adapt, make do with whatever life threw at him. He couldn’t make lemonade but he could be okay with things […]
The Last Sip of Sehri
The Last Sip of Sehri Flashback to the 90s – It was a custom in our particular household that I happen to recall as I type this. Each Ramzan every morning, during ‘Sehri’ times, there was a custom we followed. Sehri or Suhoor is the time before dawn when you stock up on whatever you […]
The Curse of Aphrodite
She fell in love and never got over it. She had always been unlucky in love but was that a coincidence or something sinister at play?
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Of Tall Tales And My Grandfather
My earliest memory of my grandfather is when I was 4 years old. My mom had given me a bath and I ran away to dry off into my grandfather’s well lit room. Since, I was apparently in my birthday suit, he was shocked, all six feet of him, but I was in the mood […]
How to Judge People?
Ever since the inception of the world wide web and easily accessible communication, the world caught up on the wave of sharing information. The age of information sharing brought along with it several good things, exchange of ideas happened – some things were exported while some were imported – not all was good. Of these not […]
Summing Up April 2017
Let’s get straight to the point. They say what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. I disagree. What doesn’t kill you makes you realize you’re lucky so might as well not screw the second chance you have at life or whatever it is that you’re doing in Life – up. What 2016 was to […]
Eavesdropping – A Solo Traveler’s Connection
Monday, March 6th, 2017 Endearing or creepy? You decide! Here’s what happened today. After, apparently, what was a terribly depressing weekend of epic proportions, I went to work today. On the way home, I met this friend of mine, an adorable guy, who wanted some of my time and just talk to me over a […]
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How to deal with a Narcissist you live with?
The worst of the repeat domestic offenders are the Narcissists. If you ever encounter one or worse live with one, turn around run or alternately, move out right away. Who is a Narcissist? According to Wikipedia, Narcissism is the pursuit of gratification from vanity or egotistic admiration of one’s own attributes. The term originated from […]
Growing up with me, Bound to me, I took care of you, You of me, You got sick, Just a bit, I went to get you fixed. All well A tiny cavity A drill A big hole A filling A decay He conned me As long as you survived My world As happy As could […]