Tuesday 17 August 2021



An inexplicable bond

A deep connection

How I thank my stars

Now I believe in magic

No existing mould fits

No explanation possible

How have we come this far

Now I believe in magic

Without physical contact

Without seeing each other

How voice and words were enough

Now I believe in magic

Distance of seven seas

Difference in time even

How did we survive all this

Now I believe in magic

What does the future hold

What will happen to us

How do we move along

I leave all this on magic

Saturday 19 June 2021

Father's Day 2021

Father's Day 2021

In my life...

You are more than I say

More than I can express

Now I want it to be seen.

In my life...

I may appear content

No matter what the circumstance

Because you are my cheerleader, have always been.

In my life...

It may seem that

I am confident in my skin

Without you, I wouldn't have a reason to preen.

In my life...

Other people may not know you

Or that you are my reservoir of strength

You are happy working behind the scenes.

In my life...

I am growing and climbing higher

Not all to my credit

After all, I come from your pool of genes.

Happy Father's Day, Dad

This is the least I can do

Every word comes from the heart

Each emotion is as it means.

Saturday 8 May 2021

Mother’s Day 2021

You make the difficult simple

Take pressure off my shoulders 

You form bridge across rivers

Shrink all encountered boulders

You brought me up with love 

Even punished me appropriately

You don’t demand any limelight 

Fulfilled, at peace, absolutely 

Your genes formed parts of me

Shared values and strength abundantly 

You have taught me to think & feel

And know the difference clearly

You do, you give, all the time

But never with malice or hate

You are full of love

Selfless and compassionate

You write blank emotional-cheques

Ready to give what you can

You are appreciated by many

But I am your No. 1 fan

Friday 5 February 2021



We are quick to judge others
Pass verdict, good or bad
Hardly ever look within
How we make ourselves sad

"Why so serious?"
Asked the Joker
Are we always sad
Or always playing poker

Behind our emotional wall
We may feel protected and safe
But the harsh reality is
We become our own slave

This wall built around us
Gets bigger with time
We close doors and windows
Become lonely when beyond our prime

It is not enough to smile more
Although that helps, definitely
It is about being vulnerable
Leaning on a friend, occasionally

Being vulnerable is lowering our guard
To let others in
If others only ever stay out
Doesn't matter whether they are foe or kin

We are neither islands
Nor self-sufficient in any way
Life is not black or white
It is only ever a shade of grey

Let's get out of the head
And reach the heart
Face emotions, be vulnerable
Find a friend, be smart

Feeling vulnerable is not enjoyable
We think it is being weak
But there is strength and courage
In the help we seek

The help we get
In turn allows us to help others
Vulnerability is a two-way street
Ensures all of us grow together

Thursday 31 December 2020

A Prayer For The New Year

A Prayer For The New Year


May we pray

May we have faith

Instead of feeling hopeless more


May we wait

May we hold-on

Instead of pushing others anymore

May we question

May we listen

Instead of believing bull-shit more


May we seek

May we find

Instead of being lost anymore


May we give

May we share

Instead of only-consuming more


May we stand-up

May we stand together

Instead of being divided anymore

May we smile

May we be happy

Instead of shedding tears more


May we help

May we hold hands

Instead of being selfish anymore

May we open our eyes

May we see the light

Instead of choosing the dark more


May we learn to be human

May we learn from the animals

Instead of being foolish anymore


May we fulfil

May we be fulfilled

Instead of living empty more

May we become better

May we be 'more-than'

Instead of being 'less-than' anymore

Monday 21 December 2020

2020 & Me


2020 & Me

Incomprehensible present

Unknown future

Infeasible wants

Unfulfilled dreams

Inevitable reality

Unavoidable challenges

Injudicious actions

Unsatisfactory results

Ineffective efforts

Uncontrollable outcomes

Inexplicable journey

Unfamiliar territory 

Inconsistent days

Unwanted circumstances 

Incorrect assumptions 

Unnecessary rush

Insignificant voice

Unsure thoughts

Insecure heart

Unenthusiastic mind

Inhumane us

Unprepared me

Wednesday 9 December 2020

Managing the Unprecedented

This phase is far from normal

And far from being comfortable too

Kept my head down

Kept a safe distance through and through

Still been sniffling and sneezing all day

Hope I have just the common flu

There isn’t simply a way out

No matter how hard we try to 

Be in the ‘here and now’

That’s a strong clue

For managing what seems unmanageable 

And makes everything appear blue

The challenges we face

Are unprecedented and new

I haven’t been fair or even good sometimes

Overlooked and left much overdue 

But I am here, as part of your team

Always in your crew

You are the one for me

This I knew

Now you hold my life together

Like a strong glue

You are all that I need

Well, also a hot brew

Wednesday 28 October 2020

Dear 2020


Dear 2020,

We, humans, have been mean to you,
but it is not your fault.
What’s happening around is our own doing,
you just opened Pandora’s vault.

For all the troubles we face,
you are neither the reason nor the cause.
You have only put us on the spot,
magnifying, both, our strengths and our flaws.

We may speak ill of you today,
but truly we are in your debt.
Your memory is etched forever,
no one is likely to forget.

Hope the lessons you intend to teach us,
last long enough.
Designed to bring us emotionally closer,
and make us mentally tough.

Things happen when they are supposed to,
you are only playing your part.
This is a rare opportunity you present,
for us to reboot and restart.

Thank you for this challenge,
one I believe we can overcome.
Will get on to 2021,
stronger we would become.

Wednesday 26 August 2020

To My Friend

To My Friend 

I have to tell you something

You are important for me

To share the interesting

And the mundane

I have to tell you something

You are that friend

Who gets to see me

When I am mad and when sane

I have to tell you something

You are free to live your life

I will be around if needed

Patiently waiting in my lane

I have to tell you something

You may not always want me around 

And that’s fine too

I lose some and some I gain

I have to tell you something

You make me laugh heartily 

But you can also hurt

Nothing good comes without a li’l pain

I have to tell you something

You are one of a kind

There can be no comparisons 

To me it is that simple and plain

Sunday 24 May 2020

A Prayer

A Prayer

May we learn to love, and live as one
May we include everyone and be together
May all our prayers be beyond "I"

May we never lose our faith
May hope never leave us
May we find peace within to enjoy the open skies

May there be resistance towards what is wrong
May all of us know the eternal truth
May we stop with our own lies

May we learn to feel and think
May this phase of gloom tell us what truly matters
May we see without judgemental fog covering our mental eyes

May our actions speak louder than our words
May we inspire and be source of pride
May we learn to give back before the well dries

May we become accepting, and control desire
May we have given more than taken when our time comes
May we try to give some more, if there is a tie