The Simplicity of the Scorned Lover

Courtesy his universal nature, we shall begin this piece by calling our protagonist The Scorned Lover. He lives in all of us, his legacy has been carried forward by the stalwart and the meek. He has been romaticized, he has been ridiculed. And yet he goes on. He seeps into the cracks of our made-up…

Where the leaves may fall.

We have all been there. When we thought love was the answer to all our problems. Finding someone to spend forever with was the ultimate goal. It is an idea we grow up with, manifested in us thanks to all the books we read, the movies we watch, the people we talk to. Yes, love…

Fight

I was watching a TED talk last night on heartbreak. While the lady in question made a very valiant attempt to expound the virtues that came about because of heartbreak, she was almost in tears more than once. I admire her strength. I admire her naivete. But what I realised mostly from her talk was…

Try…

Always hold on to what makes you feel light..weightless…that is what truly makes you happy..hold on to that..whatever that is, it is worth fighting for..

Try….

Always hold on to what makes you feel light..weightless..that is what truly makes you happy..whatever that is, it is worth fighting for..

Life and its calamities…

I used to think that life gets easier with time. We learn more about ourselves, we discover our strengths and weaknesses. We become wiser, calmer. So, the going must get easier, right? How wrong I was! No, sir. Life does not get easier, no matter how prepared you think you are. It isn’t just that…

How PK made me stop and look around..

I am skeptical about Bollywood. Weary, to be precise. We, as a film-loving nation believe in cinematic liberty like no one else. We do not count our classics in terms of the intricacy of the plot, or the multi-layered performances delivered. No, no, no, no. That’s not it. Which one rendered you speechless with laughter…

Silver Snowflakes

Light in the mist; A hasty smile to stop my world. Everything is better with a little hope, Every dread bearable with my chin up. I see you standing at the end of the road, I see the silhouette of silver linings; Trying to reach out, Urging me on through the ice. Life is hard,…

Hopes and Fairy-Tales

It is unfair how much we feel. Our minds are too full, our hearts too sad. We seek solace and happiness with too much desperation. We feel too lucky to be handed scraps of it. We settle for less. We compromise. And we wait. In hope, in pain, in frustration, with reckless anticipation. All this…

Why ‘The Fault in our Stars’ would never work for me

The John Green phenomenon. The Nicholas Sparks tearjerkers. Their universal appeal is something reminiscent of Erich Segal. Teenagers find themselves at once lost and found in Green’s emotional miasma. It seems like they have spent a better part of their lives hoping for a ‘Green’-esque dilemma and heartache. Nicholas Sparks has a similar effect, except…

How PK made me stop and look around.

I am skeptical about Bollywood. Weary, to be precise. We, as a film-loving nation believe in cinematic liberty like no one else. We do not count our classics in terms of the intricacy of the plot, or the multi-layered performances delivered. No, no, no, no. That’s not it. Which one rendered you speechless with laughter…

About Where the Road Will Take Them

HBO’s Girls is an important show. It brings about as intense discourse among its haters as it does among its champions. A friend introduced me to it. It has been a while now so to paraphrase what she said: “Give it a go. Its not for everybody.” That would suffice to describe the show any…