Success 101

Everyone talks about courage during failure, About how you shouldn’t give up or lose hope, Too little has been said about handling success, When everything goes right, how do you cope?   When you think people need you more than you them, When concern and envy begin to look the same, How do you tell…

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The Great Game

“And for my final pick, I choose the humans of Earth.” “Again? After their performance last time? You’re more stubborn than I thought.” I look over to my brother. He has a grin on his face. He and I have played this game so many times in the past. When you have an infinity of…

Hello Darkness, my old friend.

"Hello Darkness my old friend.. I'm come to talk with you again" My voice carries far across the field behind my little hut. Coming up here to get away from the city is one of my favorite things in life. The crisp breeze is soothing against my skin as I settle into my favorite wooden…

The Indifferent Indian

I am that breed That is quite difficult to find. In a country ravaged by sentiments I stand tall, unaffected, undefiled.   I am persona non grata Cause I am the one who Doesn’t impose, take offense, Scream, shout or aim for revenge.   I don’t try to impose My thoughts on you. I am…

A Prison of Memory

Bang. Bang Bang. Her fist pounding against the unyielding metal is all Sarah hears. Bang. Bang. Bang. Sarah crawls into the far corner. Draws her knees up to her chest and wraps her arms around them. She's rocking slightly. Twitching. Her mascara's running. Two thin trails of black, down her cheeks. Salty. She runs a…

Notable Book of the Year 2016 – The Vegetarian

“There's nothing wrong with keeping quiet, after all, hadn't women traditionally been expected to be demure and restrained?” I've been meaning to write this review for several months now. I got derailed initially by the gruesome discovery of being allergic to Seltzer water, a discovery that was accompanied by pain and exhaustion for many a…

Can I troll you, please?

A couple of months back, there was an appalling controversy over television presenter Mayanti Langar, wife of cricketer Suart Binny, being trolled on twitter and other social media platforms for the cricketing performance of her husband. The extent to which people would go to abuse someone who is not even the direct subject of their…