Browsing All posts tagged under »desperation«

Birthdays Make Me Cry

April 19, 2011

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My birthday doesn’t arrive, it looms, As a dreadful eventuality might, So I wait with trepidation, Fearing the impending doom. Birthdays make me introspect, Everything seems wrong in retrospect, Everyone else appears successful and happy, And I am left to nurse my dampened mood. A birthday is just another day, But on that day I […]

A Living Example of Horrifying History

March 18, 2010

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I saw 4-year old Aditya dangling from his mother’s arms. I wondered why she would ‘handle’ a child that way. And I soon found out why. I edged closer to see that the boy was unkempt. Dirty clothes, saliva drooping, eyes crisscrossed…the works. He was mumbling to himself and walking, rather stumbling at every step. […]

My Experiences With HIV – I

March 10, 2010

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This blog post takes me back a few years. Interestingly, it is as fresh in my mind as if it had happened yesterday. If I were to pass the man (the one whom this post talks about) on the street, I’d probably recognize him. The idea is not to praise my memory, rather to emphasize the impact […]

The Singing Angel

October 27, 2009

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I have recently reconnected with my faith in God. As a child I had prayed for my mother to get healed, and when she didn’t I decided that I didn’t believe. After all, she had been a devout person, who did her prayers religiously twice a day, fasted/abstained during paryushan, etc. As life progressed I […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around…

October 20, 2009

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I experienced this, but in a good way today. I have been down lately. Very down. Life seems to be turning the wrong way and I feel helpless. Luckily, I have been writing which brings me some joy. N pinged me to tell me that he read my new blog. I met N through Roberto. […]

My Caregiver’s Song

September 26, 2009

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I watched her wither, I wished she died, And then I burned in shame, I tried to hide. I spoke to none, I knew I’d be shunned, In my own private hell, I began to reside. She knew me not, yet I wanted her to know, I was her little one, the one she bore. […]

A Requiem

May 14, 2009

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Will I be missed when I die? How many times have we thought about this? Some of us like to fantasize about the void that we will leave behind when we pass on to the next world. Some of us, very conveniently avoid even thinking about it, some others among us just don’t have the […]

The Lone Tree

January 4, 2009

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The tree, it stood alone against the tide,The only living being left by the sea side,The wave with it took all else that had been alive,Now, stood only this withering oak upright! One look would tell the many storms it had seen,How splendorous and magnificent it had been,Yet now only deathly decay remained,As it bid […]

Tomorrow I will be okay…

November 29, 2008

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This day I am enraged at a mighty intrusion,I am damn indignant at this bold intimidation,But how long will I remain motivated to fight?I am only one, how can I help to set it right? I check the news to see if it has ended, I often check,And I beg myself to hold on, I […]

Agni and the Funeral Pyre

August 13, 2008

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Agni’s mother now had not much time, Bells from afar rang out the chime, A sign for mother to move ahead, The unknown path she had to tread. And mother knew not who sat by her side, Though her eyes were opened wide, For diseased death had settled in there, Where once had lived affection […]

The Strange Case of the New Shoes

June 18, 2008

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It’s a happy thing, thought I, a new pair of shoes. I feel exhilarated, even when I pick up those cheap sandals costing not more than Rs. 150, from the road side. I’d wear them and sashay in front of the mirror till I begin to feel silly. But Gangu felt like his new pair […]

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