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Hest Behesht se aayi woh leke saatwa asmaan Sajde me unke jhuk gaye sab farishtey sab insaan Chua jo kadmo ne unke toh jannat huyi ye jameen Dharti pe bhi basti hai pariyaan kehti thi ammi meri . . Dekhi na thi kabhi rooh aisi jaisi unki thi Muskaane se unke mehroomo me jaan aa basti thi Shammaye jal uthti, afsaaney thirak jaatey, sufi bhi chehek jaatey Lehza toh aisa ke har harf pe zubaan choomney

A Furry Angel

Dear Papa, On Monday evening, Beatle had a tough decision to make, to stay with us or to move in with you, and he chose the latter. You must’ve been surprised by his visit, he’s there to stay with you, your little boy, your true companion. He has been a good boy, an ideal one, just how you’d like him to be. Now you take care of him. You two draw the perfect ‘master and


Kiddish Love

We go through four phases in our lives. First is ‘Mimicry’, when we are in our adolesence and learn from others and mimic to become identical. Born as a blank canvas, this is where we pick up a language, religion, habbits, clothing, lifestyle, nuances, and even a palate. Mostly injected through instructions, we are too young to be selective and understand what’s what, let alone what to capture and what not. We are constantly told,


Despair And A Wish

It is the new year and with that it has new promises & anticipations. While promises make our future hopeful, sometimes it’s the past that holds more importance instead. Learnings are the paths we walked on to reach here, and it’s the promises that’ll shape our futures hereon. Thought like these don’t dawn upon someone just like that. What evoked this sudden stroke was a recent quote that was glued to my mind – despair is

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O ri nadi, kaha tu chali Do pal toh rukja, oo meri sakhi Chal baith kinaarey pe kuch baatien kartien hai Samajhtey hai jasbaaton ko tere, alfaaz dene ki koshish si kartey hai . . Na mere dost, jana hai mujhey, theherna mera naam nahi Nanhey see gaon me raah taktey hongey kuch anjaaney log meri Patharo ko cheerke, kinaarey mod beh jaungi mai Baadalo se juda ho ke khud se hi kahi mil jaungi



Before we start, let’s accept it – science is against you, it will fail you!! Science works in a funny way. It provides answers to all possible things, makes all that goes around logical and practical. People swear by it too, yet it fails us at times. And one of those areas is expressing ones emotions properly. Be it expressing one’s love and affection towards someone, describing the sadness from someone’s passing away, appreciation for music, narrating


Why Do I Trek?

A simple question on my last trek, to Roopkund Lake, gave me a deeper perspective on why I have gotten so attached to trekking. My first ever trek was last year, in 2016, to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Great Himalayan National Park. And Roopkund was only my fourth. But trekking has been much dearer and enriching a journey than any other travel I’ve had. The one at the Kanchenjunga National Park, another

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Blindfolded, Backwards

Rakshabandhan – I’ve stayed away from this one festival and have been quite proud about it as well. I have always found principle flaws in its concept and nature. Much like most of our festivals neither does it make no sense to me nor can I believe my family members blindly following it with lack of imagination and consideration. It, in its all simplicity, is backwards and utter nonsense of an occasion, let alone its

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Travel Learnings

185 days of travelling in 2016 took me to various places and brought learnings that were well embraced. People, places, journeys, destinations, and conversations alike, all had an underlying message waiting to be conceived. At times they are to be found, but mostly they just effortlessly crawl in to your mind and sit in your marrow as a discipline forever. Excerpts of some of the long-lasting learnings are here, only for others to learn from

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Irony Of Our Identity

We are born, and then we die, and whatever we make of ourselves between these two points is what our identity should ideally be. Minus our deeds, other identity we have is our name, rather it’s the bigger one between the two. Simply put, not everyone would know of our deeds but would definitely know our name to create a recall. And isn’t it how we introduce ourselves to someone? It’s such an important entity.

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