Impiety In A Temple

I stand hands folded, eyes screwed shut, a picture of piety. I stand in a temple swarming with people, with varying degrees of faith – some intense, some borrowed, some faithless. United we stand, chanting and praying to a stony God – who’s opulent raiment and the mountain of offerings before him, is in stark…

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In The End: Contribution to Candles Online

When your time is near, And your heart reflects fear, And you’re breaking down in tears Because you’ll lose all you hold dear; When faith unfaithful Turns her back, And the vision before your blurry eyes Turns tar black; Remember the only thing That will always hold true – That even in your end He […]…

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Vows

I never got the chance to make my own wedding vows. In our Hindu custom of marriage, the wedding vows are always dictated by the Priest himself and most of them are pretty one-sided (*rolls eyes*). So this poem is what my wedding vows would have been like. If ever we begin this Tryst with destiny,…

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We Are The World Blogfest –

The end of the first month this year brings us to the 10th month of the We Are The World Blogfest. I can’t believe that it will be a year soon since we started this initiative to spread positivity in this world that is every day witnessing increasing violence, dissonance and hatred. My best wishes…

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#WATWB Month 5: Everyday Heroes

Hello everyone and welcome to the We Are The World Blogfest, Month 5. About 5 months back I signed up for this blogfest that concentrates on the good in humanity and aims to spread cheer and bonhomie through stories and news reports of acts of human kindness. Since then I’ve made friends, connections, learnt a…

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Thirty Seconds Tales #7: His Redemption + Fone Free Day

Fifteen years ago, a middle-aged couple’s home was broken in. The thief took away money, jewellery and a dysfunctional laptop. Two weeks later, that house had been put up for sale in the papers. Another two weeks later the thief found the couple staying with his own aunt as tenants, one of who was disabled and thus unable…

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