Some prompts take time to write on, and some prompts just about ignite thoughts in a flow. This particular image unleashed the poet in me. So what really happens behind closed doors and minds? What is behind a closed door? If not the unformed dreams Of a life that never was, Or a way… Continue reading What is Behind a Closed Door?
It takes a normal, fairly impartial observer, to note that nothing makes people blind to reality faster than the cause they believe in. Be it religion, politics or sometimes the misguided ideals, believing in a cause / force gives a blind strength to proceed with the notion that only that cause / force is ever… Continue reading The Jealous Zealots!
I was about eleven years old when I heard a friend of my father use two different words in conversation. The young me heard those words, and as was my usual, was curious about the new words, their meaning, and their context in usage. The two words were ‘patronising’ and ‘condescending’. For some reason I… Continue reading Patron-Icing!
(The intentionally convoluted title almost prompted me to add ‘Harry Potter and’ as a prefix. But it works wonderfully for the content of the post and is thus left as is.) Compliments – are polite, expressive and appreciative. They can make someone’s day as effortlessly as good weather. A genuine, well timed, rightly placed compliment… Continue reading The Mutual Exclusivity of Compliments and Confidence
The simplest joys of life are those that come as a by-product of something else. When the mind is too busy planning the big things, joy manifests itself in the little things, and acts as its own reward. Be it in setting small milestones and achieving them instead of focusing on huge long term goals,… Continue reading In the Little Things
In a world of relay races, You're my marathon The stoic silence that Spells companionship At the end of every Grueling day of tiring emotions In a world of flashy Swarovski, You're my solid diamond The shoulder I know is Always there, just in reach When I want a sounding board, A kind listening… Continue reading In A World of This & That!
The clock strikes midnight Twice in a day - Once it is within And then without The ink bleeds across paper The rain onto the land Siphoning off the thoughts and memories into sand Where do all those drops go? And why are some bigger? If storms are poets' muses, What then are summers? The… Continue reading The Writer’s Squall!
Shreya watched the minutes tick by on the clock with dread. It was not easy to sit through an hour of extra class after school, especially when she knew Aarav would be getting impatient with every passing minute. The droning voice of her mathematics teacher felt like a bee buzzing in her ears and Shreya… Continue reading Predator!
There are some pictures that prompt you to write. There are some that make you want to pour out the half-formed thoughts. And then there are pictures that ignite something in you, infusing the whole being with a sense of purpose, making the words pour out almost effortlessly. There is no backspace, no hesitation, as… Continue reading Under the vast sky!
Good things often lead to better things. A casual picture prompt given yesterday turned into a well-received post. The timely prompt from Janani Srikanth got me out of a blogging lull. That was the good. The better? It made other friends give me prompts. Whether or not I do justice to them is another issue.… Continue reading Pictures & Prompts – 2