My Top 25 Songs *Actually 34 **Sorry 40

For those who have shown interest in my Top 25 songs, here goes my playlist.  Songs are my constant companions. I may not listen to them everyday or even in months, but these songs are my ray of hope. They throw me head on in love with people, myself and life. They pull me out…

Not enough words.

There are a lot of emotions that have never been christened. Here are a few I need words for. The emotion for when you think someone did bad to you and you wait for universe to teach them a lesson, but instead you get taught.  * The emotion for when you terribly love someone but…

The Untimed Green

When the afternoon sun suddenly peeped inside Mansi’s room, the vermilion powder on the silver decorative plate popped up as the plate sat quietly on the dressing table. Few rice grains that adorned the water in the silver goblet shone brightly.  Mansi quickly pulled the curtains. The thick dark grey curtains stood like huge bouncers…

Mention Not : Shakti Shetty

For thousands of his followers, Shakti Shetty’s epigrammatic brilliance is the best part of their Social Media life. He is amusingly sagacious, randomly profound and self-assuredly composed. And more often that not, he is all of these simultaneously. Unmasked and undeniably hilarious, Shakti’s posts are mini PhDs on how to do life right. He is a hugely (if…

Constantly Beautiful : Suruchi Arora

When seas and sunsets come together, they beckon her to write. Alternatively, when she writes, seas and sunsets come together. Whether it is about life, love, kisses, clavicles, or hugs, Suruchi has a way to put words together that they melt in unison. What remains is the oneness of a thought so delicately preserved, it…

There were two notes

There were two notes. ‘I love you.’ & ‘I leave you.’ He had to pick one. He picked, ‘I leave you.’ She stayed silent for a minute, then turned around to pick her bags. Under the handle on her worn out suitcase, a little velvet black box peeped out. Surprised, perplexed, and unable to contain her…

Aura & Poise : Ashwini Dodani

When it comes to poetry, only a few men get the undertones of the moon right. Ashwini is indeed one of them. But what is even more special about our wonder boy, that he doesn’t just paint wordy moons on the our TL, he gives them a light flush of modernity. As my next guest…

Partners in Poetry : Gayatri & Me

What is art? It is nothing but a spool of inspiration thread, moving between one bead of expression to another. When two poets collaborate, one thing is certain. They will create something that essentially impossible to separate. It is this non-separation that has created a coherence in the world of poetry.  Here Gayatri, an outstanding…

Aura & Poise : Navneet Mundhra

The “man with the best vocabulary” is how most of us know Navneet. He is one person who makes me hit my dusty Merriam Webster every time I read his tweets. What command over language and what fantastic reviews and thoughts on the three lifelines of twitter, i.e. Politics, Films and Sports. As my fourth…

Aura & Poise : Rachna Ganguli

One of the charismatic and vivacious writers on social media, Harleen Vij has beauty, brains and bruaaah, all in the right places. As my first guest on AURA & POISE, she has revealed an interesting depth to her personality. It feels I just hit the tip of the iceberg and she has so much more […]