Why 2016 was so important to me

I don’t fear a stage anymore. I don’t have jitters of anxiety and pangs of restlessness when someone asks me to stand in the spotlight.I got to stand proud and perform poetry and own up to my mistakes. I’ve stood in front of my school auditorium and made an absolute fool of myself and the…

Five words to live by…

Scintillate.   Ignite such fire within yourself that the thirst of curiosity remains in the ashes of every drop of knowledge.  Question. Ask what you seek for galaxies and black holes will envelope your concept of time before candles can flicker.  Ponder.  Dive into oceans who’s depths you cannot contain for within you lie winds…

The little boy

I saw a little boy today. He wasn’t someone special, if anything he was strangely ordinary. His hair seemed as though they could use a good wash yet were neatly tucked away from his face. A dark skin tone characterized by patches of dirt on his body; and ragged clothes that had been repeatedly worn…

Happy birthday Grandma!

So it’s my grandmother’s seventieth birthday! Old much? You know, it’s strange to think about how many experiences one goes by over the span of seventy years, and even more so, how many of them do they remember? I’m currently fourteen, and when I look at her, it’s just baffling to even think of living…

Seven things that I just know will happen on my school farewell…

Farewell *breaks down* Not that it’s here yet, but with some of my friends graduating, I’ve started to get a gut feel of what my farewell might look like… 1) Tears. I just know that I am about to break into tears like the world has come crashing down. Screw the expensive mascara, out of…

Traveling realizations…

So, I was travelling by metro yesterday because I was coming back from a friend’s house since I went there after my exam. While I was in the metro, I saw this girl and she looked kinda sad. She was wearing a pink sweater with white stripes on it and black jeans to go with…

Random scribblings!

And just as I was staring out the window from my examination hall, I couldn’t help but notice how much the apartments beside my school reminded me of my aunt’s house back in Asiad Village. I have plenty of happy memories of that place, eating ice cream with my uncle, playing in the garden with…

Lawfully forever…

My cousin brother is getting married, and as you may know, with all the Punjabi wedding  traditions it’s impossible to get any sleep. My cousin and his fiance met back in seventh grade. Cute little kids having harmless fun. By tenth grade my brother was crazy for her, and so he decided to ask her…

Dear replacement,

First of all, don’t mind me calling you that because I “supposedly” hate you and yes, I have a wide grin on my face as I say that. I take it that you are madly, crazily, undeniably and hopelessly in love with him and if you aren’t, then please just don’t use or hurt him….