'Knock! Knock' We were all sitting in our room post-lunch, before setting out for Kibber, when Murli comes in. With him, was this tiny boy with shining eyes and a mellow smile. "Meet Singye. Yeh mujhe market mein mila", (I met him at the market) Murli said in his not-so-good Hindi. But his expression had … Continue reading The Google of Spiti*
To the one who always asks, "Why do you love me so much?" Let me tell you something before I answer your question. I was 23 then, living in a faraway town that's difficult to be traced in the conventional map of India. I have been a very obedient child since forever, (at least that's what … Continue reading Escape, With Love
Sometimes I wonder how life would have been like if all these beautiful people wouldn't have been around me - could I still write like this, the way I do now? Because all my stories happen for them - for their presence in my life - for their existence in some way or the other … Continue reading A Friend Who’s Growing More Beautiful With Age
To quote Louis C.K: “You’ll be fine. You’re 25. Feeling unsure and lost is part of your path. Don’t avoid it. See what those feelings are showing you and use it. Take a breath. You’ll be okay. Even if you don’t feel okay all the time.” "Tell me something you did when you were 25" - … Continue reading “25” – Not Just A Number!
“Oh, you want to travel alone, so fancy!” “Travelling is a bourgeois pleasure, not everyone gets to enjoy.” “Why are you going alone? No friends to accompany?” “Wow Riyanka, I envy you. I wish I could also leave it all and go…” “Why Pondicherry, of all the places? Are you a meditation person?” ----------------------------------------------------------- This … Continue reading An Ode To The Reactions…
"The rain stops and my friend departs. I wish he had stayed, I wish the rain had not stopped so soon." -Ruskin Bond. It was just another day when I met 'this person'. He came to JNU to play football with my friends. A brief interaction, some words exchanged over alcohol and dinner, … Continue reading My Encounter With ‘This Person’
No, I'm not a lesbian, but if I would have been one, I would have dated her for sure 🙂 It was the first day in University, and I was more clueless than ever. There were quite a few faces which seemed as clueless as mine, but weird hesitation blew in the air inside the … Continue reading Girlfriend
"You sleep for approximately 8 hours a day and share an intimate bond with your bed. Since you'll spend almost the same time, can you share a similar bond with your office desk?" - I kept asking myself this question for quite a few times since yesterday. I've a desk for myself at home, just … Continue reading The Tales of Desks