People come, people go; we think, we live & exist. The universe has its ways of communicating with us. It's expressed as people, signs, icons & other symbols or meanings that we use to make sense of the world around us. The individual who exists in his or her social collective is wired to think … Continue reading Starr Comes Back
The sun gleamed for sometime and disappeared behind the clouds soon after. It behaved like someone who was isolated by the swarms of people around them; akin to empty shells, with one thought after the other, creating one emotion after another. Starr's voice reverberated in his head again, like it had been for the last … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Starr
"I just want you to know; I've found a reason for me; to change how I used to be; a side of me no one knew; a Reason to start over new, and the reason is you". Hoobastank blared out at him from his phone and he couldn't agree more. He had spent much of … Continue reading The Call of Starr
Note: this post is not a sad love letter, although the title sounds like one. Its a lyrical line from Philips Philips' popular song, 'Gone Gone Gone'. Every single time I listen to it, it reminds me of Starr, whom I adore. Unfortunately, we cannot be together due to factors beyond our control. All I … Continue reading I’ll Love You Long After You’re Gone
"For you, for you, I'm not moving on, I'll love you long after you're gone" He had loved. He still did. For all the time he had spent writing down his feelings, never had he imagined that it would come down to this, a mere existence racked up with guilty pleasures and productivity hacks. A … Continue reading Love and Markets
He closed his eyes and waited for Starr to arrive before it hit him: he had reached the place one day too early. Cursing his memory for once, he decided to stay and have his dinner, mentally making a note to drop her a message and remind her about tomorrow. It wasn't as if he … Continue reading When Life Throws A Special Person At You Unexpectedly
When she appeared, his world stopped. Like a plume of radiance enveloping him from time to time, he imagined her face, in all her glory, as if the goddess had chosen him to reveal her human form to. He was fortunate. Of that he was sure. For how else, had he mustered up the courage … Continue reading She Stopped His World
She had been asleep when the accident happened. When she regained consciousness after a few short minutes, she felt as if there was something, a physical object with sharp edges, inside her lower back. Fighting back tears, while imagining herself impaled on pieces of glass, she moved a little, and to her relief, she felt … Continue reading Turn Your Stress Into Smoke.
He let himself loose into the topic at hand and immersed into it like an Olympic level diver executing his dive, perfected after years of honing his craft. He didn't emerge from it for several hours, just checking his phone after every twenty minutes or so, for messages if any. That was the thing, he … Continue reading Believe And It Shall Happen. How To Push Yourself Towards The Greater.
He stood in front of the decrepit building and sobbed silently at the smouldering ruin that now lay in front of him, an imposing, almighty figure, wrapped in glass, standing erect only a few hours back and now reduced to ashes, its blackened exterior shrouded amidst the early morning fog, as if still enveloped in … Continue reading When You Think You’re Tall, You’ll Fall. Quickly.
He believed destiny was a word that was created in good humour. Because to come to think of it, what exactly was destiny? Was every human being and animal meant to fulfil a divine ordinance? Did that mean he or she was born into this life because a divine ordinance had caused the parents to … Continue reading There Is No Such Thing As Destiny. Wake Up!
They had had a lovely candlelight dinner with a view of the entire city. After desert, while they were sitting together, arms wrapped around, deep in lip lock, both of them felt the gradual rise of a deep, meaningful connection, akin to beautiful rivers and mountain sides, with all their splendour, touching the skies; the … Continue reading Romantic Thoughts About The Beautiful Future That Beckoned, For Some
They hadn't spoken or messaged for three days. The thought gnawed, clawed and poked at him every few seconds, while he tried his best to focus on the tasks at hand, which was to train himself not to waver from his long-term desires and wishes no matter how overwhelmed he would be in the time … Continue reading She Was Going To Join Him Soon
He looked at her and wished they were holding hands. The scene changed into a background with white curtains and pale blue balloons, illuminated by a chandelier that lay high above them, radiating golden rays, mellowed down with a pinch of purple and hazy pink, down upon them, as they waltzed towards each other, each … Continue reading She Was The Secret Of His Energy
"Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide, no escape from reality. Open your eyes, look up to the skies, I see. I'm just a poor boy, I need no sympathy. Cause I'm easy come, easy go, little high, little low. Tell me where the wind blows, nothing really matters … Continue reading Oh, What Did You Do To Me?
The worst was over. The time had come for him to deliver on all his professed potential and promises to himself at breakneck speed, and deliver them as soon as possible. It was possible to be productive on an insane level, yet manage to create a wealth of balance between his personal and professional life. … Continue reading The Chaos and Unknown In The World and How To Overcome It.
"I love, love the way that you talk, it seems like Adele, Do Re singing to me", he kept humming, and humming, as he walked, and trudged wearily towards home, across the desolate streets, where streetlights flickered every few seconds, as if in tune with his feelings, that chimed with her image with each step … Continue reading What Is It About Her?
It wasn't that he didn't feel anything at all. He tried to think about what was transpiring between him and her, and the signs were not encouraging. In fact, he felt his internal antennae go down from time to down, like a rag of cloth being swept away by the wind, its frayed edges seemingly … Continue reading She Is The Best
Helplessness was an understatement for the current predicament he found himself in. He also felt powerless, useless and reckless. The past forty eight hours had been a blur, with waves of objects, humans and trees intermingling with each other like couples, going in and out of his eye's frame of reference, refusing to let his … Continue reading Dating Is A Technical Problem.
His viewpoint was simple, straight forward and honest. According to him, they were. According to him, only him. On the day that had begun with him imagining he was just a sentient being simulating his consciousness in the fast and exciting world of the twenty first century, while experiencing it for real in the twenty … Continue reading The Sins of Addiction
He felt the familiar cold streaks of lightning, like small jolts of cold blooded electricity that morphed into stabs of emptiness around the region of his chest, like sharpened blades that sliced away at his arteries from time to time. He wasn't a fan of this feeling, but it had become a benign habit, so … Continue reading The Sins Of Reality
He imagined her smile in his mind's eye and smiled. She wasn't responding to any of his text messages. Presuming, she was busy, he tried his best to let it go, but couldn't. He just couldn't, which seemed very immature on his part, considering he had other friends to chat to, people whom he knew … Continue reading Mind And Matter – The Unresponsiveness.
There was a time when he had truly loved another human being for every waking moment and been unceremoniously dumped, much to his chagrin, only to later realize it was him who was flying high in an imaginary love story and hence imaginably dumped, much to his chagrin. The creators of fate, whoever or whatever … Continue reading A New World Order. The Dawn Of The Cannabis Age.
Sins' time had come. Small streams of tears welled up in his eyes, and disappeared as soon as it had come, only to make a comeback a few seconds later, this time lingering on for slightly more, as if to say..hold on, not yet, not yet, maybe..not yet. But, his mind was made up. He … Continue reading In Your Heart You’ve Forsaken Me, In Your Thoughts Forsaken Me.
He really liked her. Mysteriously, seeing her everyday made his day always brighter, like a sole positive thought floating amongst an ocean of mixed and negative. Careful, to not make it seem too obvious to her, he would automatically switch to a routine, whereby he would transform into someone who gave out advice. Like the … Continue reading The Heart Of Sins
"Who gives a shit?" "I do" "I don't give a shit" "Fine, don't. I give a shit though" "I don't give a shit. Fuck you and don't talk to me ever again" "Fine then, have a great life. Take care. Call me in case you need any help in the future", so saying Sins turned … Continue reading When Fate Gives You What You Want, Its Beautiful.
She radiated a field of energy around her which proclaimed strength, confidence and sass in capital letters coloured with the deepest possible shade of blood red. Especially her eyes. Transfixed on that stare, he had felt the vibrations of something deeper, the possibility that her way of thought wasn't along the mainstream lines of rules … Continue reading She Will Make You A Dreamer. So Would He, For It Went Both Ways.
He didn't realize the enormity of the situation. Two hours before he was scheduled to meet the local politician, Sins had heard from his sources, that the politician had been kidnapped, murdered through multiple stab wounds and his body had been thrown face down into a low lying drain. Sins had reached the spot to … Continue reading The Chronicles of Sins and Starr
He looked at her standing with her back towards him, several feet away, immersed in her Mac book, and promptly turned away, as if guided by his legs magically, independently from the power of his mind, when his mind realized the folly, only to retrace his steps back towards her. Closing his eyes for a … Continue reading The Time To Learn Is Now. The Time To Kill is Now.
Sins realized the impression that he conveyed to strangers, professionally or otherwise wasn't particularly great nor particularly bad, which was fine in retrospect, but not fine from a networking and people-friendly point of view. The problem was he was too nice to people, in a world, where every person indulged in personal skirmishes, waiting and … Continue reading She Came, She Looked, She Left, She Left Him Dazed.