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बदलाव / Change

As we grow up, our surroundings grow up too. We spend each day barely thinking about the previous one and then one fine day, we wake up to find that everything is changed and the future we dreamt of is now our present, in ways both happy and sad.

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Significance of translation in poetry

Literary Lemonades

Poetry can be loosely defined as language in its most distilled and powerful form. It can be in any of the 6500 languages of the world, and is a really powerful form of expression.

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Blackmails for tea :D

It’s evening already and I want a cup of tea but don’t really want to make it, which is where my younger sister comes to my rescue. Here’s a little blackmail poem I just wrote for her over messages 😀

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Cashew cookies and a glass of milk

I lost my paternal grandparents a few years back and this poem is dedicated to one of my favourite childhood memories with them.

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एक तितली की उड़ान

Taking a stand for your passions is not easy. Despite that, there are people who do not bow down in front of what life brought their way and instead pursue their passions relentlessly. This poem is dedicated to all such people 🙂

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नूर

The moon has no light of its own and merely reflects sunlight while the stars we see have their own lights. Still, the world celebrates the moon owing to its bigger size as compared to the twinkling stars. Sometimes, this happens with people too. Continue reading “नूर”

City lights

I went to see a friend today and ended up noticing the lit windows of the buildings on my way. The thought that behind every window is probably a person with a life as complex as my own moved me and I had to write it down, so I did. The word for this realisation is ‘sonder’. Continue reading “City lights”

Nest of Sunshine

I just had a lovely weekend in the hills, so it’s only natural that I write about it which I did. The wonderful array of shades in which the sunshine interacted with the hills made me feel as if the sunshine finds her favored home in the hills and only visits us elsewhere out of obligation 🙂

Amidst the roars of silence
my heart perches
the nest of sunshine.

Ship of Theseus

Ship of Theseus is a dilemma of identity that raises the following question: If all the parts of a ship have been replaced, does it still remain the same ship?

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