Archive for the ‘Handling Challenges’ Category



August 29th, 2014Posted by raksha

Death When you put yourself last And play the martyr You do in a way kill yourself Bitterness, acute bitterness The frustration of being taken for granted Not feeling ‘other’s pain Not allowing ‘others’ happiness Throwing your sacrifices on their faces At every available chance And see your loved ones squirm at you Sometimes with [...]


July 31st, 2014Posted by raksha

Enough The rain and the sky The sound of water dropping off the plants The birds and their calls Waiting to break into a dance The breeze and the earth Lifting each other up And the trees, the giants, bowed down In surrender I too gave in And felt it The rush leaving me… Nothing [...]

Gulab Guide

June 20th, 2013Posted by raksha

Gulab Guide Gulab was our guide for our day trip to Baisaran, in Pehalgam, Kashmir. Does the song ‘Phulon Ke Shehar me hai ghar apna’ ring any bell? The super hit song was shot for the Kumar Gaurav starrer ‘Love Story’ in this beautiful meadow covered by dense pine trees. Though the movie and its [...]


December 8th, 2011Posted by raksha

Tears I ask… Are my tears worth anything if the person it is shed for does not even know it? If no one I love has seen it If no one who loves me knows of it… Tears, you obstinate tyrant Indifferent to propriety or decorum Uncaring of my image Erasing my pride in your [...]


September 14th, 2011Posted by raksha

…Less Allowing faith to weaken A beep at a time A blink at a time… Know that it is not you Yet check the phone and hear it say so And dip yet again… Today I marvel at the heart’s capacity for hope Today I want to be finite Today I want to know that [...]

For what could have been…

September 7th, 2011Posted by raksha

For what could have been… Finally he called today In an instant my throat welled up Crying was not an option, at least then For he did not care… I knew He knew that I knew We were one at least in this So crying was not an option… Why? The question would not go [...]

Is it my fate?

September 3rd, 2011Posted by raksha

Is it my fate to desire…ceaselessly? To want more…always And take it, when I can. To know in my every pore that I am sick bored And know the solution too Step out… Fuck the norms Screw goodness Be Id, be power And only then feel alive and interested… Am I insane that I am [...]

To be better….

August 30th, 2011Posted by raksha

My illusions didn’t have anything to do with being a fine actress. I knew how third rate I was. I could actually feel my lack of talent, as if it were cheap clothes I was wearing inside. But, my God, how I wanted to learn, to change, to improve! Marilyn Monroe I am obsessed with [...]

The imperative to defend

August 30th, 2011Posted by raksha

The imperative to defend It comes so naturally to us, almost as a reflex, to jump in and defend ourselves. Fight tooth and nail, present arguments, plead logic and justify- our stand, behaviour, words… anything of ours under attack. To be aware of others’ disapproval, criticism or doubt against us (or an action of ours) [...]

On love…

June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

On love Irrespective whether we are currently under the spell of an all-consuming ‘romantic love’ or not the topic or any discussion on it never fails to pique our interests. And what better time than Valentines to give one’s two bit on this ‘love’ which scholars, philosophers, writers, poets have tried to dissect and analyze [...]