Once you get turned on,
you chase everyone away.

I’m left all alone, just because
you don’t like crowds.

I agree you add to my pleasure.
But still, you have a foul smell. 

More than all, you’re a murderer,
a sadist, and a person of no morals.  Continue reading


Masks have become a nuisance in the present times, even if they are meant to protect us. We are waiting to get rid of those and breathe freely.

But, have we been living mask-free all our life, or at least thought of removing all our masks before? Just ponder over it.

Have you ever faked yourself? Don’t get me wrong but all of us have, at times.

On a lighter note, I wonder if anyone hasn’t faked studying at some point. Continue reading

Invisible Foe

The post is lengthy, around 2000 words, and is not a substitute for any kind of professional medical advice.

For those who’ve made guesses on the title, the invisible enemy is depression and not COVID. The pandemic may end sooner or later but the air of despondency never seems to leave.

I’m deeply affected by the news of Mr. Sushant Singh Rajput’s sudden demise. I’ve adored his movies as well the heights he has reached, and this was out of nowhere. I also got to read his interest in astrophysics, appeal towards tennis, his astonishing bucket list, and talks on his constant learning behaviour. In short, these indicate that he was someone who could pull off many things together and was such an ambitious soul.

Nobody is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.
– Terry Pratchett

Just like how this tragedy popped up discussions on mental health all over the internet, it also triggered me to write this post. However, I don’t want my words to sound like sympathetic music. Continue reading


Having seen so many distressing experiences of many, also here in the blogging world, I felt compelled to write this post. The timing seems right too – the lock-down and the month of May, which is observed as the Mental Health Awareness Month in the US.

The post is lengthy, around 1000 words, and is not a substitute for any kind of medical advice.

What is confrontation?

Confrontation implies hostility. Considering it only on the personal front, it is, in general, disagreement expressed in words between two groups of people.

It need not always be angry or aggressive conflicts. It is something that needs to be addressed urgently in a direct and proactive manner.

When can such situations arise?

The need for confrontation on interpersonal relationships arises mostly as an outcome of intense depression. A major depressive episode may occur once, very rarely with long intervals, or may return repeatedly when any simple incident triggers your worst memories.

The troubles could be based on a relationship issue – mutual misunderstanding, infidelity, disagreements – or even childhood fears.

Is it okay to confront someone who’s close to you?

Many of us fear confrontations, or go to an extreme extent to avoid them completely. This stage could even be an upshot of your own insecurities with the person concerned or the fear of losing them.

The person to be confronted could be to parents, siblings, better-half, friends or even colleagues.

By confronting, you’re not going to kill each other. You know that the people concerned are important ones in your journey. So, consider it as an opportunity to mend broken ties and strengthen your linkages.

“When we speak, we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So, it’s better to speak”.
– Audre Lorde

Often a simple exchange of words mends hearts than prolonged silence. Don’t ever hesitate to be the one to break the silence.

Should you really confront?

Confrontation is the last step to clear your depressed mind.

Confrontation demands courage. You’ve to break all your self-doubts. There’s nothing wrong in Continue reading

To All Indian Adults

Guess What?

This post is about the upcoming Lok Sabha elections that are to be held from 11th April 2019 to 19th May in 7 phases across India.

In short, it is the biggest democratic exercise across the world; more or less, a festival.

As we all know, voting is a Constitutional right granted to Indian citizens over 18 years of age to choose our own representatives. Yet, many of us refrain from using this right and rest at home since it is not mandatory.

Does a single vote matter?

Of course, every vote matters.

We may feel our single vote is trivial. But imagine what would happen if this becomes a national attitude. The entire efforts of the Election Commission (EC) and even more importantly, the only opportunity when a citizen overpowers and gets a chance to uphold the value of democracy turns futile.

In this world, where there are conflicts even within a nuclear family, it is not fair to expect the entire democratic experience to be smooth. Numerous government functioning, economic policies or corruption might have rendered us unsatisfactory impression on the government. But this single reason of poor governance shouldn’t stop us from voting.

All we can do is change ourselves.
But sometimes that changes everything.

Let us be determined to utilize the medium that is offered to express – through support or rejection.


By casting vote on the day of elections.

Is that all, then? Can we just blindly press any button on the EVM/the NOTA or any party that our family prefers? Certainly, No.

Make some analysis on the candidates. It is important to make informed political decision.

But Why?

India follows First Past The Post electoral system to choose members of the Lok Sabha, according to which the candidate who gets the maximum votes in a constituency gets elected. The vote share obtained need not be a majority, i.e., need mot be more than 50%.

In such a situation, very small number of votes may change the margins of winning. So, it is needed to choose the right candidate. How do we do that? Continue reading