Will you love me the same?

I was youngDidn’t know anything wellPretending that I was fineWhen existence was hell! Life happened And you moved awayIf I begged you to be backWould you please stay? Memories fadedBut I could never forgetWho knew it’d hurtThat I wished we never met! Those smiles are goneYet my yearning is very highI’m tired and need aContinue reading “Will you love me the same?”

Grateful

Grateful for the bitterness and gloomThrough bright days and dark nightsWhen leaves fall and trees are bareRemembrances of despair and venomKnowing that cynicism is painfulHurt that rekindling of bygone bringsHow would I appreciate the goodnessIf I didn’t know the bad in lifeThe good things that are in storeAnd the treasure that lies in hopeWhere theContinue reading “Grateful”

Caste of Humanity

To that friend who I asked about their caste in 2003, not knowing any better, I am so sorry. To all the people who continue ask me what my caste is in various ways, I am sorry that I don’t know what to say. I am yet to understand myself where I truly belong havingContinue reading “Caste of Humanity”

Reliving Third Grade

It was first day of school after second grade summer holidays. Late Mrs. Anthony was our class teacher. I knew that I had to get her attention to let her know my intent to become the yellow house leader. We didn’t have class leader back then to oversee the red, green, blue and yellow houseContinue reading “Reliving Third Grade”

Rise Like The Phoenix

I vividly remember this life transforming moment. It was just another afternoon in Junior College (equivalent to senior year of high school) when I was walking down to the bus stop with three girls who were my only friends. They were eerily walking faster than me so I couldn’t catch up to them but stoppedContinue reading “Rise Like The Phoenix”

I’m Enough

I woke up to meAnd I wanted the world to seeWho I’m meant to be I mustered courageAmongst those filled with rageTo make my own privilege I broke all clicheNever to walk the easy wayCome what may I made dreams Determined by all meansSo I ascend like the queens I conquered my worst fearBeing myContinue reading “I’m Enough”

12th Death Anniversary

My dad was my first teacher. He spent all his life helping his extended family members. I don’t resent it. Perhaps, that was what contributed to my mother and I become the women we are. I don’t ever wish the troubles my dad went through in his life on any one. Even more I don’tContinue reading “12th Death Anniversary”

Telugu Language Day

Today and every year on August 29th, Telugu Language Day memorializing a “Day of the Telugu Language” is celebrated across the world amongst those that speak Telugu and that are of Telugu origin. This date was picked to correspond with the birthday of a Telugu poet Gidugu Venkata Ramamurthy. And despite the multiple dialects, thisContinue reading “Telugu Language Day”

I’m not lost

This might be an unfair post. It is so because it has a lot of ifs. And a tribulation that hasn’t left my side for the last 15 months. There are so many questions that are still unanswered. Call it an obsession or optimism, but every moment awaiting for good news feels forever. Life stillContinue reading “I’m not lost”

Between Winning and Success

As a child and through my young adulthood, winning was everything. A decade ago, by chance, I was thrilled knowing the difference between winning and success. When life unraveled itself, the distinction became clear and winning felt less important. Through trepidations and lessons learned, I was able to derive my own essence on the twoContinue reading “Between Winning and Success”