26 Alphabets, 206 Bones

A is for Amazon, because you pretend that love can be bought and shipped with one swipe of your card. B is for Botox, the kind that rids you of wrinkles, but leaves your old soul intact. C is for Caramel, your favourite flavour of toffee, yet not quite as sweet as the promises you…

To The Love That Left A Little Too Soon

With an ice tea and a warm book I sit outside on my balcony waiting for inspiration to shake my hand Firm and clench me in their embrace Only to be kissed by a soft breeze which came a little early this year. Instantly my eyes close for my mind parkours on to a boulder…

Minutes of The Meeting

Warning: The following meeting is a work of fiction. Made purely for entertainment. Kyle was late to the meeting. Again Everyone looked bored with the very usual occurrence, and Melissa seemed utterly done with Kyle’s punctuality. This was a very serious meeting for a very serious issue. Everyone looked at Dave as he slurped up…

The Forgotten Genes

We were once humans that produced vitamin C from within our bodies, now I take C pills everyday to get that immunity running. In a world aged so gracefully and old, we’ve almost became oblivious of the wonders that ourbodies were able to do once upon a time but now lost due to gene loses…

The Circular Darkness

Eyes- the most engaging part of the face. Something which calls out to us, without words. Responsible for exhibiting those unnamed emotions. Now, if you look closely below those eyes, you are most likely to spot some dark blemishes- aiding the shadows of lower eye-lids, Engulfing the eye into nothing but darkness. At times they…

Decolonize

It is easy to denounce body modification, such as tattoos and piercings amongst others, as barbaric when we are looking at them through the lens that white colonizers designed, which tend to uphold and propagate a puritanical culture where the women look like kids and men hide their femininity and no space for anything except…

Another Existential Crisis

Elephant herds are matriarchal with no male elephants. The male calves are kicked out when they are old enough to live on their own. They live as aggressive nomads. The females are able to defend themselves. During the mating season, each herd accepts a few males and kicks them out again. Nature allows this to…

Too Many Questions

You are intrigued by something. You try it. You liked doing it. And luckily, you are not bad at doing it. On your good days, you might even think of yourself as being good at it. Eventually, it becomes a hobby.   You continue enjoying it. Somewhere along the way you start working on it. Working…

Versions of Life

He is my controller. All of my past has been his doing, I have never lived a day with my own choices.Every torture, every trauma has been his giving. He is the one who holds my life onthe tip of his fingers. I’ve lived a thousand lives for him and I’m bound to live athousand…

Sharma Tea Stall

~By Piyush Gulati Sharma tea stall stands one km away from the Singhu border, a small peck on the peripheral sanctum of Delhi. Mr. Sharma takes pride in calling this irregular mass of concrete and wood his religion. His other prized possessions include a photo of his late father, grinning amidst the hookah smoke, and…