Sixteenth ramble

The love of reading. Even before I started school, I knew the alphabet by heart. I was dying to learn to read, for the cartoons in the newspapers to mean something.  I was taught small lines like Raja is a boy, Rani is a girl. They appeared throughout the textbook, teaching us various words and their spellings. I was on cloud nine. I could read. […]

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Fourteenth ramble

About Valentine’s Day. When I had no boyfriend, I desperately wanted someone to wish V-day to! Once, I had shouted aloud, much to the envy of my group, into my Nokia 3310 at the college cafeteria (unofficial) ‘I loveeeee youuuuu’ with a look of triumph on my face in year 2005; only to find my Dad responding in an even tone ‘I think you have […]

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Project 365 – 1 – Aaina

Project 365 – 1 – Aaina

This post started from a discussion with my cute junior Apeksha . She had written a sher and wanted revising. It is a beautiful thought where the girl tells her beloved that her heart is a mirror which shows his reflection in her eyes. She urges him to keep it safe as the fragments will end up hurting him only in return. My junior expressed […]

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Aaj ki nazm – 1 – Befiqar

Aaj ki nazm – 1 – Befiqar

This is the post in the category I was thinking of adding to the blog since a long time. We have a forum amongst our college buddies called the Sher-o-shayari mutual admiration club. I am a regular contributor there and always thought that I should have a backup of my posts there……plus this also serves as a quick way to post regularly. Also being a […]

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Mystic rains

Mystic rains

the first raindrop falls on my face, gently rolls dissolving all the worries that the future carries like the wind thoughts flow in the sky, self assured tranquil, the pristine white clouds glow resurgence,since long allured! rainbow beckons, as the mind reckons, it longs to live, to dream, to get drenched in the mellow Shravan rain…. in the distance, at the horizon, shiny silver beams, […]

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