The Call Of The Mountains : Lord of the Senses

The birds in my alarm chirped at 3:30 AM. The minute my socked feet hit the cold floor, HERE I AM...a dull throbbing ache crooned itself awake! If only the ache was as granular and bite-worthy as the Bryan Adams song... As I frantically knocked some doors in my memory palace at that ungodly hour, … Continue reading The Call Of The Mountains : Lord of the Senses

The Call of The Mountains : Gateway to The Gods

It started off with a loud NO! The year was 2014. September, an odd month when the whole of India experiences monsoon differently. Down South, wet and humid; up North, wet and cold. Not a season to travel to the mountains for sure (unless it's rains you are crazy about!). Since the day my Dad … Continue reading The Call of The Mountains : Gateway to The Gods

Dichotomy Of My Identity: Suicide Attempt Survivor

A page out of a suicide attempt survivor's journal Bullying and Abuse in early childhood leaves you with a mysterious intense sadness that radiates in the form of hatred for the world. You wish to shed your burnt skin and scalded mind for something else. Anything else that’s not human. Anything else that doesn’t feel … Continue reading Dichotomy Of My Identity: Suicide Attempt Survivor

Doomsday Alert No: 3405! SORRY! NOT THE END!

“The world you live in is in its last vestiges. Hold on to dear old life!” That’s the media; print and television alike, peddling its ragbag brimming with doomsday predictions to people like me who are at home, quarantined since a month, fighting hard to stay above the quicksand of endless information that’s seemingly updated … Continue reading Doomsday Alert No: 3405! SORRY! NOT THE END!

Dichotomy Of My Identity: I Am A Survivor

Pain is an inexplicable thing. Not physical pain. Pain, that has sprawled itself like the mythological 3-headed dog deep in the recesses of our mind palaces. It lolls around idly, bobbing its treble heads in unison, in that vast expanse on most days. Snaking its way to spaces it’s forbidden to enter. Peeping into unnumbered … Continue reading Dichotomy Of My Identity: I Am A Survivor