Showing posts from July, 2011

Much Affair About Nothing

When is it ok to have an affair? Now the majority here will say NEVER, but think about it for just one second. Do you think we have one life to live? Do you think that in this life it is important to strive for happiness? Do you think that if we are not happy, our souls will eventually rot, and we will need therapy? Do you think if we do our duty to society and our family, we still need happiness? So if you answered YES to any of the questions, here’s a last one: Do you think happiness to yourself is the most important thing we need to strive for? What if the “affair” was the only solution to happiness? Scene 1: Married at 18, Kaaya was bored with life by the time she was 30. She had two children and she ran a business from home making children’s clothes. Her husband worked in a bank. Late hours and many silent nights later, they had nothing left in common except the children. But the children had now grown. And there was barely any conversation left. She met a widowed father online. …

Empty: A Poem.A Life.

The sounds of the night are lonely They creep in to the crevasses of life Till nothing, nothing remains. And makes you conclusively hollow. You try desperately to connect to a world beyond the real There is no one. There never was. There is no one left. Where did they all go? No don’t! Don’t hope. Hope is a dangerous thing. I dare not dream of a better tomorrow. What if it’s like today? Forgotten time Lost souls Heartbreaking memories A maze, a race, a quest. Let it stop The energies have changed. I refuse to be strong. Let me cling to my loneliness. In the death of night. It is my comfort. It resonates deep within me. Even when the dawn breaks… I am the Queen of Solitude.


I can see the wrinkles on my face now. The laughter lines are more prominent. The creases, the extra ness and the spots. It’s not who I was just a year back. How things have changed. You made me change. Less looking after myself. And more attention to you. The worry lines became more prominent. The anger lines a little more defined. Let it Be, someone murmured. I couldn’t. I wanted to be the BEST. The competition killed me. You didn’t make it easy. We were all vying for your time. You never had any. It was a heavy burden. It killed me. It made me bitter. And sad. And then you left. And chose another. But I was always “me”. The one you said you loved. How can I change now? I’m still me. The laughter has frozen. And the lines have set in. My face shows my burden. The etches of a torn past. If Only I had listened. If only I could have… Let it be…


Anger and Fear are the predominant emotions of our times today. We are a nation of scared people. The generation above us was scared for economic and social reasons and our generation seems to be scared of change. Contrary to what we might say, many people do not want the system to change. They hold on to things and claim it in form of tradition. I asked a Hindu friend of mine at a dinner party, “Would you be ok if your only daughter fell in love with a Muslim?” And she smiled and said, “I’m sure that won’t happen.” I asked another friend of mine, “What if your only son told you he was a homosexual?” And the man turned to me and replied, “Why even think of such things?” I asked family members who had attended Anna Hazare’s fast, “Have you ever given a bribe to get off a speeding ticket? Or to get your passport done early? Or to an `agent’ to process your license?” And they laughed and said, “Everyone does that.” So why are we not changing? Why are we not progressing? Because it is easy a…

How to be a celebrity…for cheap.

Today I was at a coffee shop and I saw at least 4 people entering at different times, all looking like celebrities, but weren’t. So I figured that it doesn’t take much to be a celebrity nowadays. All you need to do is follow the pointers and even you can become one. Ok, not as big as SRK or Pa. But someone cool enough for laymen like me to turn around at a coffee shop and notice you. Here goes... 1.Always wear sunglasses. Even at night. Even if you’re indoor. If this is too hard, at least wear one on top of your head. Always.
2.Practice your walk. Shoulders back, stomach in, one foot ahead of another in a line. You may trip and fall at home while doing this, but NEVER trip in public.
3.Try and be slim. The thinner you are, the more fame you’ll get. Remember Kareena in Yaadein? No. Exactly. Now remember her in Tashan? Aahhh! You get my drift.
4.Never eat in public. Even if you’re invited to the most exotic parties with food flown in from Milan and Paris together, do not eat it. It will loo…


In a fast track world, it is easy to be in and out of relationships. However, the excuses for breaking up are getting old. It is no longer “I need space,” or “It’s not you, it’s me” that are doled out anymore. The excuses need to be creative, modern, and semi believable! The top ways of breaking up are: 1.The Astrologer Told Me –In ancient times, parents checked horoscopes of the couple to see if they matched. If the `kundalis’ didn’t match, it could be ominous. In modern day scenario, men have learnt to use this to their advantage. Instead of waiting for the last minute to get their astrological charts checked, they claim to their girlfriends they have already got it checked! This they will announce after a few dates once they’ve realized that this girl is not working for them. The woman has no choice therefore. No woman would want to go through a relationship where if something went wrong, he would blame her by saying,”See, I told you! My horoscope said I need space!”
2.You Saw The M…

SPIN - A poem

I give too much. Too much. And you throw it all away When will this stop? When will you just understand?
It started long time back And I gave you a chance And another And one more. Till we stopped counting.
It seemed ok at first The voices begged and pleaded But how did it matter I knew what I wanted And ran back to you anyway.
It wasn't a big thing I don't know why it felt that way But those last words you said I didn’t believe. I never wanted to.
And all I wanted was for you to stop And then I understood. It wasn't you. I was the one who needed to end From spinning this way.