The drum beats loud. It's the time of the day when the hunter must prey. A whiff of fear permeates the air. There is someone there who carries the clout And another one who stands in everlasting doubt. The tall fellow in the corner shuts his eye And the short one thinks he must comply. … Continue reading The Conspiracies of Silence
Meera was in class 4 when a teacher called out her name for an audition for the play “Peter Rabbit”. She was short and slightly plump with red cheeks and a glint of naughtiness in her eyes. By the looks of it, she seemed cut out for the role. And well, luckily, it landed in … Continue reading Is Talent Overrated?
Pratap Chand sat on his heels, watching the shrinking lake surrounded by weeds. Two fluffy little rabbits had their eyes set on him, as the three together soaked up the sun, or maybe, the verdant green meadow. We had reached Khajiaar early in the morning when local business was just beginning to brew, and had … Continue reading A Green Meadow and a Tale
वो तुम्हारे भीतर वाली दुनिया कभी शांत, स्थिर, मूक सी, आडंबर को ताकते हुए निस्तब्ध रहकर सिद्धी पाती है। कभी अचानक... उपद्रवी सी होकर हंगामा मचाती है। धरातल खंगर सा लगे पर भीतर अश्रु बहाती है। बेदाम, दुस्साहसी बन कर आज़ादी चाहती है। फिर तुम उसका हाथ थाम लेते हो। लम्बा सा सुफियाना कलाम सुनाकर, … Continue reading वो, तुम्हारे भीतर वाली दुनिया
I was 14 when I decided I wanted to study Physics. With a natural flair for languages and being keen about theatre and dance, I didn’t know how I was going to fit mechanics, light and radiation into my schedule. Or, if you honestly ask me, I didn’t know how theatre was going to find … Continue reading (Un)happy Professionals!
My grandmother died almost ten years ago. I remember her last few years, when she would invariably express her desire to visit her maternal home, one that she hadn’t been to in a long time. One that was now just another version of the place she had once known. What is that one thing that … Continue reading Hiraeth- Partition Stories from 1947
खुले मैदानों से निकलकर फ़हरिस्तों मे कैद हो गई ज़िन्दगी न जाने कब आंकड़ों मे खो गई सीलन भरी दीवार पर धूप की लकीर खींचा करती थी ज़िन्दगी कभी थोड़े मे ही खुशियां सींचा करती थी आज बेहिसाब बकिट लिस्टों के बारे मे हो गई ज़िन्दगी न जाने कब आंकड़ों मे खो गई हर एक … Continue reading फ़हरिस्तों वाली ज़िन्दगी