Things I Don’t Find Romantic Anymore

I’ve been an old school romantic since I was a teenager. I dreamt of a knight in shining armour sweeping me off my feet and “completing” me. I swooned while watching over the top proposals in movies and cried for days while reading romantic books like The Notebook and PS: I Love You. But over…

To All The Boys I Loved Before

Recently while listening to my playlist in the gym (yeah – I’m going to flex about working out) I had this weird epiphany. My playlist was on shuffle and this old romantic song came up which reminded me of this guy I had dated 2 years back. And with that came this realization that with…

May 2021 Reads

I read a mixed bag of books this month. I managed to read four books which has been my monthly target for this year. I hoped to do better in the lockdown but binge watching came in the way (argh). Here’s what I read in May – A Thousand Ships by Natalie Hayes This is…

Short Story| Intertwined Souls

Background: I wrote this story way back in 2016. I was in college and had a crush on this boy that I just couldn’t get myself to talk to. We did talk a little but I was TOO awkward to really make a move. So I wrote this story about our awkward encounters. It is…

Short Story| Of Love & Lobsters

*Reposting this for Valentine’s Day!* “Flight no.213 is now boarding from Gate No.22!“ The announcement broke her out of her reverie. She looked around to make sure her laptop bag and purse were on her. Her head seemed heavy – she decided to sleep the minute she settled into her seat on the flight. She…

To The One That Got Away

To The-One-That-Got-Away, It’s Valentine’s Day soon and somehow I can’t stop thinking about how we spent it together last year. It felt like destiny (to me) that first moment our eyes met. The loud music of the party ceased to ring in my ears, all I could hear was the thumping of my heart. Flushed,…

Book Review| The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

I can’t think of a suitable opening line to review this astounding piece of art that is the book ‘The Song of Achilles’. I am in LOVE – with the book, the story, the narration, the plot line – all of it! I haven’t been the biggest fan of mythology for most of my life…

Love, Love, Love: Real people and their real emotions

Its less than two weeks to Valentine’s day. My head is filled with thoughts about love. In a few days from today, people will start showering each other with gifts, cards, roses, chocolates as a way to show their love to one another. A few others will watch from the sidelines,  frowning down upon this…