Twenty-two and jobless – Dreams for yesterday

It was a rather small apartment in Greater Noida. He woke up to the hoots and whistles of Delhi traffic. It was not the life that he had often dreamt of living. No fancy cars, no fancy life. Reality had been considerably harsher than he had ever anticipated. The belief that reality wove itself in circles around…

Reflections from a perfect mind – The dissension within

I’ve always been under the impression that a perfect mind was, more or less, a paradoxical impossibility. I consider perfection, in itself, to be the pinnacle of altruism. From that perspective, she was the quintessence of all things outward. I was the kind of person, who you’d expect to find at the center of the masquerade. Or rather, a masquerade is…

Poison in your wine – The perfect picture

Have you ever been so enthralled by someone, that you can hardly breathe when you’re talking to them? It almost feels downright suffocating. Almost. Yeah, she’s the one who came in and skewed up all your insides without a single intention. Your heart skips a beat when you see her. Sleep transcends into a perfect rendition of…

Love at first sight – The essence

Another usual Saturday night. I remember back when I used to be excited about Saturday nights. That was long ago. It seems like a lifetime ago when I was not yet a stranger to my past. As of now, I can’t seem to place my memories. Yet they are all in there, adrift. Homelessness takes…