The Beach Life Memoirs #5

The Lighthouse Lighthouses are endlessly suggestive signifiers of both human isolation and our ultimate connectedness to each other. – Virginia Woolf ~So this is our lighthouse; yeah our college’s private beach has even a lighthouse of it’s own which has a breathtaking view from its top. One of the first things we did after coming…

The Vintage Vacation

Although everyone was skeptical about the entire trip plan for our romantic vacation which included countryside stay, local cuisine, gadget-free life and many other exciting yet purportedly dangerous adventures, the forest crossing at night on horseback was the one they found the most bizarre but we, per contra, were most excited for. All night he…

The Beach Life Memoirs #4

  “Harder a wave hit the rocks, The higher it rises afterwards!” – Aishah Naaz ~Evenings are breathtakingly beautiful a scene here. The sun finally calling it a day and bidding adieu with the promise of returning very next day; splashing colours all over the sky. The sea reflects it all, making every goodbye memorable….

The Beach Life Memoirs #2

The Invader “Sea is the most patient conquerer; it keeps invading the land ever so slowly that you won’t notice until it reaches your own feet.” – Aishah Naaz   ~ Yet another morning walk during mid semester exams a couple of months back; I went there early morning to study in peace with my…

Finding Way Back to Myself

It’s been very long since I had done anything interesting. I got a lot more lazier than ever, waking up at 9 in the morning and regretting on not doing anything productive apart from the boring office work every damn day and still wasting the rest of the day.  The only exception to this boring routine…

Life in a Golden Cage

There was a strange uniformity in everything; the energy drained faces, the dresses, the rooms, routines, the walls, caretakers; well, that’s about literally every boarding school. Though we had a well defined time table for our life there – reminding constantly about it by the ear splitting sound of that bell – I liked to…

​A Walk Down the Waterfall

If I don’t write about last weekend, it’d be better I stop writing forever. As you might’ve noticed by now, I’m as lazy as a koala bear (or even worse). I have a lot of things on my head, but I always postpone the writing part. Now I’m sitting in front of my laptop, writing…

Crack of Dawn

Why do we say, ‘The crack of dawn’? The first streak of light, Cleave the dark night sky; Forming a crack at The eastern skyline; Tearing the black curtains apart, The light peers through; Taking away the veil, The morning smiles at you!  ~ The featured image courtesy to one of my colleague cum friend….

Elixirs of life

It’s not just the plants, That need the wind; You need it too, If not to undulate; To cool your temper, To purify you, in and out. It’s not just the leaves, That need sunlight; You need it too, Not to photosynthesize; To replenish your soul, To enlighten your wisdom. So, Unlatch those windows, Unbar…

The ‘Train’ of Memories

I’ve seen how each season work it’s miracle on this place. How the almost half year long monsoons fill these fields with water, and how it make small grass to sprout from the barren soil. I’ve seen the farmers sowing these fields with faces filled with determination, folk songs dancing on their lips. I’ve seen…

Before Another Sunset

“If in the twilight of memory we should meet once more, we shall speak again together and you shall sing to me a deeper song.” – Khalil Gibran. Sunset and sunrise are the most beautiful times of the day. It paints the sky with dazzling colours forming vivid and vibrant patterns. The longer you observe…