Drugged

(Illustration by Abhay Tiwari) Every vacant corner and cavity of my heart where you seeped in permeated and rendered whole. I messed up and as the holes crept in; enlarged, engulfed us. I lost us I lost you I lost me As you left away Read More …

Crushed a flower with a footstep

(Photograph by Abhay Tiwari) Please, talk to me about who you were before the walls were painted blue; Tell me the bruises, the aches, and time just added another layer of misery to hide it, Tell me you remember it all and the name plates Read More …

Departed

(Artwork by Srijita Basu) A hell lot of unease engraved you, for the moment you had touched me (for the first time); pulling me a bit closer. But it was a lot more congenial for you than the last time; You have flaunted yourself to Read More …

Coolie from Tawang

(Photograph by Shreya Aggarwal) Amidst the crowded chaos of his historical workplace; the Nizamuddin Railway station, gnawing his time away; tenaciously thinking about the seraph of his life, whom he left in the Holy Buddhist land; protected by the mighty Kanchenjunga. His gnawing came to Read More …

Don’t fall in love with me

I will take you to the meadows and let you feel the nature’s wave wash over you, while the sun shines not too bright and the sky is just the right color of grey. You will learn to fall in love with silent libraries, spiral Read More …

My fourth love

(Featured image credits: Kanishka Rohilla) I smelled the rose she gave me; it was the best smell in the world. Until, I smelled her naked self intertwined with mine; brushing my palm all over her body, her head on my chest; that deep sense of Read More …