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) [...]


July 5th, 2011Posted by raksha

Gods! Ushakant is a cancer survivor. He had Leukemia, the most notorious and difficult of all cancers. Doctors gave him ‘a few months at the most’ when they first found out about the hostile cells in his body. I met him at the TEDX last Saturday. It had been eight years since the foretold ‘few [...]

One Hundred years of solitude

July 5th, 2011Posted by raksha

One Hundred years of solitude… The medicines worked She is in much better health today She blasts the domestic help For her voice is back… One hundred years of solitude! I like your columns, he says Twelve hours of work And you can find time for my columns? Let us meet for coffee and discuss [...]

Easy way out…

June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Easy way out… She brings out the worst in me I justify Can’t help but be Imprudent, snobbish, berating Pretentious, narrow, mean She provokes my ill-will And forces me to be what I am not Her words sear me And compel me to spit venom too Others know us to be closest still We maintain [...]


June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Space I asked him for appraisal Insisting on honesty He was It needed reworking Loads of it It has potential though He ended Aah…got my straw To hang on I sighed! I knew I had to View the glass half full And fill up the empty bit But before the reconstruction I had to ‘be’ [...]


June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Prayers I sat in prayer In all earnestness With rosary beads Between my fingers Mantra Om namah shivay On my lips I began chanting My mind took off I deliberated on Sachin’s batting Planned the dinner’s menu Included a dessert After all it was Friday night Kids deserved the treat I heard the domestic staff [...]

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 [...]


June 22nd, 2011Posted by raksha

Fiction Part 1 Dumped! “I am not even talking morality Shaya, it is purely about your self-interest. You know how men like Nilesh are. His curiosity in you is only till he is not in your pants. Satisfy that and you will be history. Flirt with Nilesh, enjoy as much you want but please do [...]