Darkness Will Never Be My Old Friend


The night sky has always fascinated me, and so when I heard of the Perseids meteor shower and that it would be at its peak last weekend, I decided to take a shot at it despite Edinburgh’s cloudy skies. The cloud cover was uncannily reduced on Sunday night and although the best night would have […]

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Spirit of the Game


My dad always said that to be a jack of all and master of none would be the saddest thing. He said to achieve excellence, focus and polish one thing. He said do at which you’re best. It’s true what he said. It always worked for me. I have a passion in life which I […]

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In a tranquil breeze the wildflowers dance I think of life and I think of chance And while roses and dahlias put quite a show It is the wildflower I’d rather know Though the others saw a troublesome mess The wildflower always cared very less By the gurgling stream and the thunderous sun The wildflower […]

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The Idea of Success


The idea of success has definitely changed for me. And while it is something that will constantly change over time, I think it is important to direct it in a way so that it becomes, ‘to be able to lead a happier life’. Happier in the sense that you choose to do things, shape your […]

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What Heroes Are Made Of


We are taught to say I’ll be a firefighter And save lives And a doctor too To stop the cries I’ll fight in the war To bring us glory Be a painter Or write a little story I’ll be a pilot And ride the sky A big CEO With a fancy blue tie And so […]

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The Problem of What to Do With a Woman


In the past few days, I have watched two old Hindi movies: Guide, released in 1965, and Aradhna, released in 1969. While obviously, one is not supposed to take these movies as true to life, we can still acknowledge, to some degree, that in cinema, characters and attitudes would be reflective of the lives of […]

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15.05.2017   Resilience has a face With skin so soft it might melt Weathered by the years of life With dark spots Yet it shines with each smile A face I’ve known Since the beginning of time   Resilience has its own smell It smells of flowers And baths Its hands are pink Like its […]

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The Meaning in Life


How can someone say life is meaningless? Everywhere I look I can find it Beauty in the meaning Meaning in the beauty Every time I see a smile turn into laughter The corners of lips curve The glint in an eye A loud clap; an outburst of hilarity The perfect timing of the right joke […]

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