Say ‘NO’ to Celebrities

I am very fortunate to have served on cultural organizations here. Considering I’ve been away from India for vastly more years, there is definitely a noticeable disconnect in my mannerisms. Simple courtesies that I was taught especially for celebrities seemed to have vanished. I mention celebrities in terms of those that are associated with actingContinue reading “Say ‘NO’ to Celebrities”

“I”

I can never forget the day I stood by the Hudson River. By that time I had scored a ‘C’ in a Finance class, my graduate assistantship and Resident Assistantship were in danger because of my GPA dropping below the mandatory 3.0 for graduate studies, which would lead to financial implications including losing housing andContinue reading ““I””

Meet Cute – A Fervent Review

This is a biased review. It better be because it is worth it. For a budding story teller, especially when they are so good, words of wow must be put out there. I am a little disappointed at myself for not standing on rooftops screaming how fulfilling watching the five segments of Meet Cute, “anContinue reading “Meet Cute – A Fervent Review”

Adieu 2022

At every end of year for many years now, I’ve been posting my accomplishments, high points, how I beat odds and so many things I am generally proud of. On one side I experienced most success in my professional and media life but on the other side I lost so many dear ones that IContinue reading “Adieu 2022”

What A Killer Taught Me

We were living in a nice location closer to the University so my roomies wouldn’t have a problem commuting. I was working already and had just purchased my first car, so traveling to work was not a problem. Also, I always wanted to live closer to my host parents and most greedily didn’t know howContinue reading “What A Killer Taught Me”

In Between Life and Death

“Don’t be ridiculous. You grew up in India,” which is truly a loose translation that I should never complain about allergies. Most of my Desi paisans and few more have found utmost hilarity in my allergies, most recent being allergy induced laryngitis and Blepharitis. Well, it is funny when you are able to sneeze forContinue reading “In Between Life and Death”

Time

The time I spent with youIs what matters to meWhile you may not realizeYou’ll miss me when I’m goneThen it’s too late to reconnect‘Cause you’d want to spend someAnd memories flash inadequatelyBut I’ll be nowhere to be foundTears never will be enoughNor will the hooch bring me backWhy not just give me the minutesNow, whenContinue reading “Time”

Mystery

Definitely is a mysteryBecause we choose it to beSeems like a cruel playOf time and feelingsAnd may be of fate tooSo much of heartLost to dreams of nightThat never become trueBut who is complainingFor we’ve become slavesTo memories and lornThe pining seems intrinsicNo matter how painful it isAudaciously we continueAgain and again and againInto eternityContinue reading “Mystery”

A Light

Creeps in disguised as loveTakes over the mindDistrust settles in like moldAnd heart disconnectsTears can’t be stoppedSmiles slowly fade awayLife gets confused as hellWondering who could helpBattles become silent Celebrations are tiring Feelings are less genuinePain become more realNothing worth living forWanting to end it allFading away seems easy Than the burden to live onWonderingContinue reading “A Light”

Selfish Secret

It was not mine to give awayEven though I wanted it to stayThis selfish secret of my heartShouldn’t have been from the start There were worlds in betweenAnd I pretended it was sereneNothing would bring us togetherNot there was any happily ever But I was stingy in holding onto you Thinking we can create aContinue reading “Selfish Secret”