Occasional (In)Equality

On my recent trip to Hyderabad, I had experiences probably very unique to the general perception. As a result of which, I felt a certain way. These feelings are neither positive nor negative but very matter of fact on how it was for me. Not for anyone else. So any preachings about me looking atContinue reading “Occasional (In)Equality”

Utopia

This was the moment I managed to smile after many days. I was tired from the 12-day Hyderabad trip, slightly defeated but proud of myself for accomplishing the impossible, even though I was only able to do the most critical tasks, met very few, didn’t eat at home at all, and had the most hecticContinue reading “Utopia”

My Hyderabad Trip – A Prelude

It was utter madness. I didn’t make any plans for the first time. And I thought I’d be okay and I jumped right in. There were so many bloopers because things were not the same. I was not the same. None that I went there for were the same. We all wanted to give itContinue reading “My Hyderabad Trip – A Prelude”

Fading

There were timesWhen I’d rejoiceMore than I do nowIt hurts a little moreEach time they witherChanges that happenTo the mind and heartA piece of me is goneAnd I become differentSometimes what I’m notOr what I shouldn’t beOutpours of sympathy‘Move on’ they all sayBut how to tell themThe turmoil withinPeople that we touchThose that talkedFew weContinue reading “Fading”

‘Baniyan’

Writing is cheaper than therapy and who else but me to validate time and again. But then, there are perceptions that always plague my writings. And many who have enlightened themselves or have been protected that they perhaps wouldn’t understand why I put my words on paper. Even though I come from a highly educatedContinue reading “‘Baniyan’”

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”

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”