Dead Poets Society (1989)

To John Keating There are some characters that feels like our long lost buddies and words or dialogues that plays in our head everytime we need a push. You and your words were the very thing that opened my heart to new possibilities. It was a time of uncertainty when I found you telling the…

#2 – Into The Dark Recess Of Human Mind

Counting, touching, checking, rechecking, counting and touching again. Some call it crazy, others mad and for many it’s foolish but for quite a few its debilitating. There are people among us who take calculated steps across the lobby, who sit next to us reading a same paragraph again and again. Many who close the door,…

Childhood Friends

To all my childhood friends & mates! Sometimes we find people again, the ones we lost because we were too young and life just took us places, away from each other. And when we cross paths again, it feels like a miracle. Growing up apart we might have missed a solid decade or more, yet…

Love Never Forgets

It was late in the evening when I left office with my colleague. We were working overtime to make ends meet. By the time we got out, it was dark outside with the moon up on the velvety black sky. There were no street lamps around the corner but from a distance I could sense…

#1 Reflections of a Bibliophile

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma While wandering through the aisles of my school library, I found you among the psychology books I was then interested in. I remember reaching for you, flipping through the pages, reading the back cover and thinking to myself, “Why would I care if a monk sold…

Sky Is The Limit

There is an inexplicable amount of pain, whenever I’m hit with the realization of what I’ve lost. It wasn’t easy giving up on the valuable opportunity I was bestowed with, for my two years of hard work (which robbed me of my sanity). Well, I didn’t carelessly or mindlessly throw it away because it appears…

#1 – Into The Dark Recess Of Human Mind

“You don’t have to do this.” “I know.” “Athiyan, look at me. You really don’t have to do this.” “I know but….” Athiyan chews on his tongue, swallows hard and can feel the craving for non food items return. Slowly he lifts his eyes to meet mine before looking away, resting his gaze on the…

An Unexpected Text

It was a weekend and the sun was high up in the sky when I finally got up. I reached for my phone out of habit, swiping and scrolling mindlessly. Then, I saw a text from you early that morning and thought my mind was playing tricks on me. There are rare people in our…

Transmogrification of Self

Life takes us places, shows us simple yet intricate realities of our existence and brings us back to our deepest being as we continue to evolve and grow each day. Besides, whether we like it or not, want it or not, change and growth, the troughs and peaks of human lives are inevitable. We didn’t…

Happy New Year Folks!!

I found you once again in the glow of the garden light. While you were busy tackling everything that 2018 threw at us, giving me the space and the freedom to explore uncharted territories. All along I stayed too close, refusing to lose sight of you because without you I’m just a shell of a…