Sunday, 13 November 2011

Frost's Clarification

Of course it is wonderful to pick the road less travelled,
'Because it was grassy and wanted wear'

But where are your tickets?

Friday, 21 October 2011

So I try so hard to keep the rhythm of a train*

Location: outside Bellver Castell, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Dear Sprinter,

In your enthusiasm to not miss the train,
You didn't quite notice the things you trampled upon.

Yours truly,
A peeved tail

*From the Scrubs track, listen already! Jeremy Kay's 'Have It All'.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

What Marla Daniels Said*

Location: The MRTS, Madras

Here, it never was about winning
As much as about survival, daily groceries and a bathroom.

Resurrecting the dead is still restrained to Hollywood.

The title is a reference to Season 1, Episode 2 of The Wire. In this Episode ('The Detail'), Lt. Cedric Daniels' wife Marla says- "You cannot lose if you do not play."


Mexico's updated drug-related death statistics is 34,612 in the last four years. In the Horn of Africa, "deaths are running at two per 10,000 adults or four per 10,000 children every day" as observed by The Economist. According to the Lancet Survey, there have been 601,027 violent deaths out of 654,965 excess deaths from March 2003 to June 2006 in Iraq. Hi Ho, as Kurt Vonnegut would say.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sophie's Choice

Berlin! as you can figure from the road signs

if doing this
were to translate as
not doing the other,
if it were as simple as that,
then my dear, i am afraid that
the human race would have been extinct,
out of boredom

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Bremen Dearest

And even in your lies I realise the Truth.
Or it probably is that which makes me realise the Truth.
Like the wise people under trees say,
it is after all the darkness that leads one to the light
if it doesn't kill you, it makes you stronger, right?

Saturday, 23 July 2011

I’m lookin’ to the sky to save me*

I know the sky has no location. Dosteovsky drilled that into my head. Nevertheless, I took this picture at the Vrindavan Gardens in Mysore.

There is something quite intriguing about the sun.
For, everytime daylight breaks,
you miraculously find new reasons, to breathe.

[Explosives,pyrotechnic devices,Electro shock weapons, Strike anywhere matches, Flammable gas cylinders, Flammable liquids and solids, Substances liable to spontaneous combustion, Substances that emit flammable gases in contact with water, Oxidising materials such as bleach, peroxides, some fertilisers, etc., Toxic substances are strictly prohibited on this flight. Kindly go through our baggage information for more details.]

*The title is borrowed from Learn to Fly, by the Foo Fighters. Needless to say, the song has absolutely nothing to do with my blog post. It is a mere act of convenience to hide my inability to come up with competent titles. Do listen to the song.

Friday, 3 June 2011


They sent me a letter.
It read-

"The best way to accept reality
is to live in it."

I folded it
Put it under my pillow
and went back to sleep.

Dream, for only that can keep you awake in sleep.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

For mirrors and echoes

I decided to paint
once the lights went out.
Not because Darkness was
what I wanted to portray

I was too scared to
accept the ugliness.