Sunflower and the Moon

Opposites attract, is that even true?Was skeptical until I noticed me, gazing at you,A panic bus hit me, and dam it hit hard,Suddenly all of your notifications were starred,Never rode a roller coster, but this felt like the worst one,Week starts on Monday, and in the first hour I was done,Spiralling back and forth, slowly crumbling in thought,While my brains cells were performing, an elaborate fox-trot,Focus kissed me goodbye, logic straight outta the door,Not a wink of sleep while my heart was left sore,It is what it is, at least that’s what I told myself,This isn’t something I could’ve kept, […]

Heart of glass

She’s barely a hundred pounds, no fear in her eyes,Always so strong and cold,only her pillow hears her cries,Why did she become stone? What even got her there?With the devil himself, she has an old affair,She’s the sweetest thing around,with the most daunting mask,You can trying peeling the layers,but it’s not an easy task,She looks so calm and quite,but there’s a fire burning inside,I’ve gazed in her eyes, and I was left petrified,If she happens to look and smile,consider it your lucky day,No she’s not interested, she’s far from that clich√©,She’s the toughest puzzle there is,tremendously enigmatic,If your heart slips […]

Hindi v0.1

Teri aawaz na jaane kyu ab tak satati hai,Raat ke sannate mein bhi aksar sunai deti hai,Pukarti nahi, lekin sunn kar acha lagta hai,Phir sochta hu tere baare mein, tab dil chubne lagta hai. Kaash tum ek aur pal rukh jaati,Kaash ek baar phir peeche mud jaati,Tujhe mein bata paata,Tujhe aakhir mein kitna chahta,Farak par tujhe phir bhi padta nahi,Yeh dil ki bate hai, tujhe samajhti nahi,Khudgarz ho ya tumhara bhi dil toota hai,Pyaar ke bazaaron ne hume bhi loota hai. Agar paana aasan hota, toh yeh dil tumhe chunta nahi,Agar paana aasan hota, toh yeh dil tumhe chunta nahi,Mujhe […]

Hoplessly, someday

Perfection’s a myth, but right now your so close,My vision maybe blurry, but deep down my mind knows,You are the forbidden fruit, in the holiest garden,If only this atrocity, had an easy pardon,Sleepless and in thought, I lay down every night,Staring at a blank screen, struggling to write,If all of my feelings, could be put into words,You’d hear my heart sing,like the early morning birds,And even if that happens,it won’t bring a smile on your face,You’re simply going to deem me, “an everyday nutcase”,I don’t want anything, just for you to understand,Unwittingly you became, my Alice in wonderland,The days I […]

Waqt

Ek waqt aisa ayega,Saari khwahishein tumhari sach hogi,har dua qabool hogi,Par fir bhi ek afsos hoga,aankhon mein aasun zaroor hoga,Itmam sirf ek afsana hai,yeh dil tumhara diiwana hai,Lagam isko lagti nahi, batakar yeh bhagta nahi,Tum yuhi muskuraoge,aur tabahi machti jayegi,Haste jhoolte gaoge, aur chot lagti jayegi,Dard meetha lagega, bechaini nashili lagegi,Ek waqt aisa ayega, tumhe khwaab dikhayega,Tum pankh jaise hi lagaoge,muh ke bal gir jaoge,Haqiqat ka khauf hi aisa hai,ek tanha pal jaisa hai,Khwaabo ka bhoot fir chod jayega,saans bhi dard pochayega,Uthne ki taaqat nahi rahegi,uthne ka maan bhi nahi rahega,Phir ek waqt ayega, ek naya khwaab dikhayega. itmam- perfectionafsana- […]

Summoning Storms

Thriving in chaos is what I’ve discovered about myself but I recently figured I bring chaos upon me. I can literally be smooth sailing through life 40 miles an hour most of the times, but nope, that’s apparently basic. I look at so many people around sorting one thing at a time to make life easier. I think by default I was lucky enough to have a lot sorted, but the fool in me doesn’t get the adrenaline rush. I’ve had my fair share of bad luck, but I have summoned a lot of storms in calm waters myself. When […]

Eccentrically Yours

In my stable mid-twenties, skies being no limit,Married man already from a little over a minute,I switch gears disproportionately time after time,Sober through the years, next day tequila with lime,Random is the thrill, conventional is so boring,A weekend no sleep, another passes snoring,Change is the only constant, that is the world’s norm,Flow like the wind, then become a sandstorm,My heart’s my ally through this, while my mind is tired of fighting,One’s a flashy fool, while the other silently writing,Through the constant quarrel and often stuck in between,Theres a bottled up grandpa with a heart of a teen,An odd amalgamation, somehow […]

3 years at rtCamp!

March 2020 was an eventful month globally, and for me all the more, since that marked the beginning of my journey with rtCamp. At least the official journey. So what’s the unofficial one? Here’s a small story that I’ve been itching to write about: May 2019, I was in my 2nd year pursing my Masters degree and thought of looking out for a job. I wanted to start getting some experience, start earning for myself, and just go out there and explore. So I started my lookout for a job and rtCamp was the first one that I got an […]

New Year, Same Shit.

Thoda sad story hai toh if you’re in a happy-happy zone, badme padh lena. So December was going slow and sad for me as is, but the one thing I was looking forward to was the Goa trip planned with my wife, sister in law and a couple of close friends (literally, a couple). Kaafi planning ho chuki thi, peak season mein Goa, that too road trip and Goa is anyway home away from home for me. Meine kaafi places shortlist kiye hue the sabko leke jaane, secluded spots, food places, shopping ke places and so on. We left on […]

25 & Married!

Growing up marriage always felt like a super adult thing to do. I’m not sure if you get what I mean, but you know adult-adult, formal shirt-pant, moustache man, combed hair type adult. Seeing marriages around me and hearing all the jokes and stories on marriage, for me it was something I wanted to stay from as long as possible and get into only once I turn 40. Life, however, had other plans. I’ll take some credit from “Life” and give it to my wife though, she made the decision a little easy for me. Why? Well, before getting married, […]