Dear papa, This heart’s broken into pieces, forever; there’s no denying that now. It bleeds barrels. I can’t seem to be able to put it together. No matter how hard I try, it crumbles like a castle, into a thousand tiny grains of sand at the slightest memory of you. There’s an ache that threatens…

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It’s been a while I’ve wanted to write and tell you things. Tell you why I’ve not been around of late. I couldn’t gather the courage. For I know, the pain that I feel, you’d feel too. But here I am. Finally. Making a lackadaisical attempt. Exactly, a year ago, this time, I had jotted…

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The Freethinker’s Prayer Book: Book Review by Asha Seth

This isn’t a book review, not in the actual sense. Simply because this is not one of the books you can pass judgment on. If anything, it is one of those books you read for just the pleasure of reading. Now, there’s quite a tale following why in the first place I read this book. I wouldn’t…

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Losing Faith

How do you hold on to faith when your world is falling apart? Know what I mean? When you are almost always pushed at that edge where you start questioning everything you’ve ever believed. How do you stop yourself from losing faith? Kevin and I, did our schooling together while we attended same classes in…

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Count your Blessings

It doesn’t take a scientist’s brain to comprehend basic conversations. Yes, sure! But when it comes to sarcasm, I guess it takes way more than that, especially if you are someone like me. Well, it is not that I am a dimwit or anything but I have a penchant to dig for goodness even with…

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Nightmares in the Day – A Short Story

“What do you see?” probed my mother with a worried look on her face, a look she failed to hide. It’s been weeks and I have grown tired of seeing things in the day time. Yes, day-time. The remnants from my nightmares born from fragmented pieces of sleep, becoming nightmares in the day. And I drag…

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Forgive and Forget

Isn’t that what all our religious scriptures ask us to do? Forgive and Forget. Gita, Bible, Quran all of them lay emphasis on the divine act of forgiving. Right since childhood one is taught to be forgiving. That forgiving is an act of kindness. One should forgive others for their wrong deeds, sinful acts. Forgive…

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What truly is Religion?

A random experience. One that I experienced while commuting by train today evening. A heartbreaking one. One that almost got my senses numb. One that raises so many questions and doubts. It is one of the regular issues. Religion based issues. And I wonder. What is Important? Religion or Faith?  If God really is one,…

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My Little Sister

Time passes by ever so slowly before you even have the chance to notice just like a snake slithering through the grass noiseless. Time only leaves a mark in our minds in the form of memories. And that is all that remains. Time changes, things change and so do people. There is something I’ve wanted…

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Be Patient….

God doesn’t create faulty life. No. Everything created by God is perfect, and so are you. So stop driving yourself mad with endless ways to improve, and just accept the glory of your being as is. Let time take its turn. Just be patient. Remember, Lord has a plan bigger than the one you have…

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Discovering Yourself

Quite often; we forget that amidst fulfilling what is expected of us, we overlook one of the most important aspects of life. That is spending time with one’s own-self. It is important in the long run that we try to know more about ourselves. To learn what we are good at and what needs improvising.…

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A Prayer for Owen Meany: Book Review by Asha Seth

 I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice – or because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother’s death, but because he was the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen…

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In your eyes…

I don’t really remember when was the last time that I was away from her. Maybe when I was very little to even know what missing someone means. But I’m sure it wasn’t for so long that every beat of my heart craves to see her again around me, casting that radiant smile shining my…

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It Is Never Enough…

While relaxing for a moment today after finishing my latest project, I found myself thinking on various ways to work on the next assignment and a strange thought crossed my mind –  “Why is it never enough?” Look at it this way, after a week of working hard and finishing my task, I should ideally…

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A Cup of Hot Coffee…

It’s Monday morning and while I’m back at work I love to see my friends and colleagues again. It feels good to see them smile at me which is an evidence of the fact that we nurture a sweet relationship which blossoms with each smile and each day that we share together while we are…

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