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…

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…

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…

Hail to Bhangworts!

Rajarhat and Bhangar used to be villages; Protected by the vast stretch of a forest- the Dumdum or the Forbidden Forest, from the city what the British Muggles used to call Calcutta, later known as Kolkata. Most folks who went there never returned. It hid many dark creatures such as Werewolves, Acromantulas, Bigoaches (big brothers…

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…

Relationships:Drifting apart

The wind was banging against the glass pane, demanding to be let inside so it could takes its course-taking away to its fill against payment of a floor strewn with dust and debris. Rushali saw the lightning bolt strike the old Banyan tree nearby, severing it in half. The wind then attacked the tree with…