Man vs. Wild

“Green, green everywhere; Not a grass to pick” Indeed you can not step out of your jeep. You are dazzled by the landscape, your heart pounds to the rhythm of the motor engine, you overflow with feelings and yet you are soothed with beauty. If only you could break open the door of the jeep…

Weight Issues vs. Image issues

You think you have weight issues? Tell me, are you obese? Has the blood pressure in your body got so high that you think you can not live long? ┬áDo you have serious medical problems? No. Then I am sorry dear but I don’t think you have weight issues. Constantly checking the net for weight…

URI

I watch as the river Jhelum, Gushes out through the chasm Cutting across the two Mountains Severing the land into two As the first ray of light Illuminates both sides of the mighty river, On whose surface it sparkles, The sparkle sweeping away, Breaking on the top of a rock Casting a gloomy shadow On…

Did you click?

Life goes through a constant change. More than thrice in our life we end up in a completely new place with completely strange faces. What do we do then? Of course start our life over. The first step: Make friends. When? With whom? How? Here is your answer. Hurry. You need to know a lot…

Friend: Have you been?

I spotted you there, Your wind ruffled hair, And for a moment I wanted to call out. For the sake of days past. For the smile on my face you brought, That is so rare that it may be lost. For the games we played, In hidden alleys. For the charming noon, Too difficult not…

Joy of Working

One day while having a normal family conversation I asked my father a question,”Papa, what do you enjoy the most in life?” The answer was simply shocking,”Working”. What was more shocking was that he actually meant it. No sarcasm intended. Working- that thing we do begrudgingly every day, the thing we go on ranting about,…

The Castle of Cards

I have abandoned sleep, Just to think some more About God’s great gift In providing me with this beautiful bounty Of love and of joy, Of immense beauty, Of wishes and dreams Built like a castle of cards To be destroyed by a single whispering breeze; Conniving as the wind is Letting the sails up…

For the Love of Mathematics

Yes, Dear I did say mathematics- that bizarre subject that makes sense in a twisted way and is a sure shot way to give us jitters before the examination. Yes, that very mathematics, or rather Maths. Believe me, it has always been one of my least favourite subjects. Then why do I suddenly write ‘for…

A Palette of Colours

Roses are red, grass is green, whatever the color maybe, we will still love it. Then why do we discriminate when it comes to the colour of skin? We think black clothes are stylish, Gulab Jamun(A black sweet) is tasty, we think the black night sky is peaceful; Then why don’t we think a black…

Teaching and Influencing Kiddoes

Seeing a kid running down the street with a plastic bat in hand reminds us of our childhood days. Our memories may have blurred with time but some important points from that stage of life remain crystal clear in our mind; our playmates, our blunders and achievements among them. Another thing we remember are the…

Prisoners in the Enemy Den

This morning while reading newspaper (Times of India) I came across an article on Mehboob Elahi, an Indian detainee, who served 19 years in Pakistani Jail. A few lines from the article caught my eyes and send me into a dizzy after I read them. His ordeal started immediately after his arrest from Lakshmichowk in…

FIGHTs: A few benefits

Fights are some of the most important occurrences in life. However fights are ultimately a nuisance. We fight, we take out our anger on known or unknown people, after it ends we think about it, we think of the reasons we are justified, then doubts creep in our mind, sometimes we think how would things…