Just when I shouldn’t have

I want to watch him come,

Because I’ve seen him leaving,

Just when he shouldn’t have.
I want to watch him speak,

Because I’ve seen him quiet,

Just when he shouldn’t have.
I want to watch him being crazy,

Because I’ve seen him sober,

Just when he shouldn’t have.
I want to see him smile,

Because I’ve seen him cry,

Just when he shouldn’t have.
I want to take chances,

Because I’ve missed many,

Just when I shouldn’t have.

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At Places 

I want to be at places where the lights are just not lights but an energy that makes you glow.

I want to be at places where the air is not just air but an energy that makes you really alive.

I want to be at places where the people are not faces but an an energy that does not make you feel unwanted.

I want to be at places not because I’m meant to be there but my energy is not worthless.

What’s stopping you?

Your head is filled with ideas yet I don’t know what is stopping you from making them into reality.
Not one, not two, infinite. Yet, you chose to do nothing. You know you can make things turn, make a mark in the world, yet you do not do anything. I do not know, what’s stopping you.

Stop restricting yourself. Stop fearing for the loss, I know you are afraid. I know you are vulnerable. I know you are anxious. I know that sometimes you do not understand why do you stop yourself from doing things which you want to do.

Take a deep breath and start now. Right away. Because, this moment is not going to come back and I know you do not like to regret. I know that stopping would not take you anywhere.
Take that chance in front of you. Go make it happen. Stop thinking about what you will do if you fail or you lose.

Just don’t stop from being who you are and who you want to be.

An Individual in a Community

This can be a highly debatable topic but I’m just trying to put down what I experienced today.

This morning when I took a rickshaw to my college, the driver called me ‘didi’ (used to address an elder sister in Hindi) even though he was elder to me by many years. He asked me from which way I wanted to go and politely agreed to the way I told him. He stopped the rickshaw in the middle of road and made other vehicles stop too just because an old lady wanted to cross the road. Seeing him stopping vehicles, others helped the lady reach the other side of the road. On reaching the destination and after I paid for the fare, I usually thank the driver, but before I could thank him, he thanked me. I was overwhelmed by the response I got because this is something we do not see daily.

On the contrary, while coming back home, a lady sat across to me in the train who was talking on the phone. I know, it is morally inappropriate to listen to anyone’s conversation but her decibel level was pretty high to mute her. After ending her call on which she was probably talking about cracking a business deal by hook or crook, she initiated another call in which she initially complained about a lot of things in a relatively calm way. To ignore her, I shut my eyes and tried to sleep when she suddenly decided to shout loudly on the phone attracting glares from people. Nevertheless, she didn’t budge a little. Not only this, but she even used profanities which can be certainly avoided.

The point of writing these two incidents together is they belonged to the same community. The same community the world has been talking about in recent days. The same community having two different individuals and personalities of different genders. My point is, not everyone belonging to a particular community will be the same. No two individuals belonging to the same community will behave in a similar pattern. It’s the mentality, personality, psychology and thinking of the person who makes him the kind of individual she/he is today. One may be extremely good and the other extremely opposite of him.

Moreover, one individual cannot decide how a whole community is and what impact it can cause to the world. It’s not about only a single community we are talking about here, it’s about that one individual too, who thinks that he has got the calculations right about the community. No doubt there are certain individuals who do not have all the good ideas for the world, but we cannot just raise a finger at the whole community, can we?

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I’m the stars

​The vast horizon in front of us,

Doesn’t scare me.

The tingling feeling inside my skin,

When you touch, does.
The twinkling stars in the dark hour,

Makes me feel alive.

For they are running,

In the stream of my blood.
The moment of magic is when,

You say that the stars remind you of me,

And I laugh and say,

I’m the stars and it’s me you’re thinking about, always.

As if, why?

​Though the disagreements,

Though the invalid arguments,

Though the acceptance,

Though, as if, why?
Though the connections,

Though the impressions,

Though the vulnerability,

Though, as if, why?
Though the wishes,

Though the sacrifices,

Though all the above things,

As if, why?


It’s all about being a little optimistic every time you feel down. It’s about finding happiness in the sad times. It’s about loving yourself when the world around you doesn’t make an effort for the same. It’s about meeting new people and having the urge to know them a little better than everyone else. It’s about improving with each day in the end and hoping for the best.