Because I am also mainstream and if the numbers in Bombay are any indication, all has gone to shit in any case. Might as well clock down the lessons learnt before aliens decide they have had enough of our incompetence, hatred and violence and decide that colonizing humans is the only viable option to save earth and her species.Read more
If there are two things anyone who has known me for any length of time will say, they are:
Oh my god you’re so tall
Oh my god how are you so patient?!
Well today, on popular demand (of my 5 friends) I shall reveal my golden sutras that can help you to build your patience too:Read more
I am 30 years old and I live with my parents. It is mostly out of choice, partly because they live in Bombay and why would I leave this city to live somewhere else, and 100% because I don’t have the finances to afford living separately.
Before I share by two-bits on how to live with your enthusiastic Indian parents, let me start by acknowledging my privilege:
- I don’t have to worry about groceries or vegetables or rent.
- I don’t have to prepare a timetable to feed myself. My mother usually cooks and all I have to do is get up at 1 PM and lay the table.
- My parents don’t let me contribute to the household expenses. They say it is their privilege that they don’t need to rely on their daughter’s money.
- Everything I earn is my own because I don’t need to spend it on essentials.
In a post COVID world, there may come a time where you are forced to move back home because of tight finances. This post, inspired by friends who are contemplating such a move, hopes to equip you for such a change.Read more
I have loved
And I have lost
The cycle continues
No end, no respite
But I must walk the path
For the only way forward
You and I, we have a strange relationship.
You bark, I crow
You scream, I snap
You push, I pull
And the threads still stay strong.
Hugs and kisses
An alien concept for me
Until I made the mistake of
Telling you this and you
Took it upon yourself
To teach me how to give
And accept a hug and a kiss.
I hate you.
But I did this for you.
I hate you.
But you said you’d love me if I did this for you.
I hate you.
But what about yesterday?Read more
You were the king
I was the knight
You were the big one
I the small
And we were happy.
You taught me love,
You taught me peace,
You were my safety net,
The one person who was mine.
Every time you walk close to me
There’s a rushing sound in my ears
My heart starts to thud in my throat
And my limbs go languid so they can
Wrap around you to bring you closer.
As soon as chest meets chest
The harsh pants mingle want and
Tingles all over my body where I
No longer belong to myself and you
No longer belong to yourself.
All the love that I had
I trapped it deep inside
It hurt too much to remember
So I locked it away
Behind a sturdy wooden door
And threw away the key.