Archive for the ‘Personal’ Category



December 16th, 2011Posted by raksha

The bloodied beak A wrong move And they came down Pecking Like vultures… My loved ones? They would pull me up I knew But not before the rebuke, the humiliation The discussion The taking apart The razing to the ground And watching the dust Have a heart, I scream Heart, wisdom and support all at [...]


May 31st, 2011Posted by raksha

Own What we own, if anything Are the memories we create with them And not them… Raksha Bharadia

Torch Bearer

March 9th, 2011Posted by raksha

Torch bearer I am Bored Tired Irritated Not up to Making efforts Planning an evening A weekend A vacation Our life Not up to Being fun Attractive Involved I love you still Will you be the torch bearer for now?

Bird’s eye!

July 8th, 2008Posted by raksha

Bird’s eye! It all started when I took both my girls to the game section at a local mall in Ahmedabad. While they enjoyed their automated rides and air hockey, I got tempted to take up the challenge of the machine which dared me to ping it between 9.995 seconds to 10. 005 seconds! Seemed [...]

It has to be for ‘Me’

April 17th, 2008Posted by raksha

It has to be for ‘Me’ Why this nagging need? To be useful Productive Busy To grow Learn Evolve Better My life My family This city The world The universe Am I living for an audience? Do I need their endorsement? That I am worth my breath… And if I do Can I do justice [...]

Love in hatred

January 4th, 2008Posted by raksha

Love in hatred I didn’t want to party-hop He was firm on going My anger went on an upward drive He knew it would be so He also knew That he would handle me later He could We went Those words would pierce him Prick his ego Besides they were not true Yet I had [...]

Where did my love go?

November 23rd, 2007Posted by raksha

Where did my love go? As I analyzed And judged And deduced He does not call He is happy without me I am just a mild stimulation I did my mathematics He does not deserve my love? Why should I suffer? I resolved I can be happy without him too Will not bother anymore Will [...]

Life on a lighter vein!

November 5th, 2007Posted by raksha

My daughter was frantically searching for the audio CD of the movie Kaal. Her class was to perform the dance in front of their teacher and she was supposed to be the music provider. When fifteen minutes were left for her to leave for school and she still had not found the CD I lost [...]

Follow your bliss

October 31st, 2007Posted by raksha

Follow your bliss, all else will follow. Joseph Campbell I was vacationing at Diu and went for a long walk on the beach at dawn one day. The lambent ocean shone with a delicate bridal orange, shying away from the gaze of the sky so open and direct. The sun, an orange ball till now [...]