Third Grader

A third grader was perched on top of a table so she cannot get down unless someone helped her. Somehow it seemed like a set up similar to an interrogation room. There were three adult men in their late twenties to mid thirties that took on this little child probably with intent to ‘catechize’. IfContinue reading “Third Grader”

Finding Humanity thru’ Dance

“Dancing faces you to heaven whichever direction you turn.” And the last one month has felt like transcendence. My newfound appreciation for Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi, their esteemed gurus, the stage debutantes, their parents, support system is beyond comparison to any recent experiences I’ve had. It feels like I’ve achieved nirvana! Starting with Shristi SchoolContinue reading “Finding Humanity thru’ Dance”

Godspeed

Tomorrow when we gather without youRemembering your laughter and vibranceThere will be tears you won’t ever seeWhile we look craving for your glance Of many unfulfilled dreams of friendshipAnd the young years you’ll live elsewhereFor all the amazing things you let us keepBesides wishing we had more time to care While we have many celebrationsContinue reading “Godspeed”

Rest in Heaven

Even when we’ve memories of a lifetimeThere will be moments when we miss youTo come to terms you’re gone foreverWon’t make it better for any of usBut knowing that you’re immortal Is the strength we muster to move onThat you’ll perhaps watch over us Especially when we most need Your absence is going to hurtContinue reading “Rest in Heaven”

Once

Once I loved a nonchalant soulWhich thought cared for me moreThat it wasn’t good enough And beyond infactuation, I explore It wasn’t that I askedNeither were any promises madeNothing was meant to beYet, I didn’t want our relic to fade So I hung onto it as hard as I couldKnowing well that it wasn’t rightButContinue reading “Once”

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?”

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”

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”