4th April 2021 | Dear Anand

4th April 2021 Dear Anand, There is a little chill in the air these days. It’s Easter Sunday. I’ve managed to find one lone open coffee shop after gym today. I’m sitting outside writing to you while leaves in all shades of golden, orange, brown rustle past my ankles down the street in the soft breeze this morning. Javed Akhtar Sahib would describe this as … Continue reading 4th April 2021 | Dear Anand

22nd October 2020 | Dear Anand

22nd October, 2020 Dear Anand, mianhamnida. Of every apology in all the languages around the world, I think the Korean mianhamnida (미안합니다) is the most beautiful word. It doesn’t have that crassness of a sorry,the curtness of a perdón orthe piteous of a mujhe maaf kardo.No. It’s first part mian pronounced as bian breathes off your lips as if it’s coming straight from your heart; … Continue reading 22nd October 2020 | Dear Anand

8/24

Every time I get on a long-distance train My inner Simran steps in hope That this is the trip I’d meet the Raj of my dreams.   I’ve ridden through mountains, lakes and deserts Jatin-Lalit on background score (through a USB!) My neck craning a little higher at every second bend.   Seeking. Hoping. Waiting.   And it has taken me my whole life to understand … Continue reading 8/24

Okay With Not Finishing

2014 seemed like a MasterChef 60-minute cookout challenge episode where everything just went wrong for your favorite contestant. It’s one of those episodes where when told to ‘stop cookinggggg’ you’ve already taken your apron off, ready to do the walk of shame out the doors. The entire year seemed like one big Mercury Retrograde. Retracing everything that I thought was done and dusted. I attended more … Continue reading Okay With Not Finishing