Pride; a brief history and significance

In the wee hours of June 28th 1969, the police raided a gay bar named the Stonewall Inn located at Greenville, New York. The police raids were a common occurrence at this point, but this time a rebellion was set off as the LGBTQIA+ community refused to let the police treat them like animals anymore….

Minor.

The sound of the water running is deafening. My vision is unclear due to the droplets of water on my eyelashes. I look down and see a gross looking mixture of blood and muck on the bathroom floor. “Stop moving you filthy tramp. Stop fighting me!” He shouted as he unbuttoned my shorts. I fought…

Fire wings

The tranquility of the atmosphere scares me. There is something oddly calm about this chaotic world. The sky calls out to me, it asks me to reach out. But the wings that are sprouting out of my back and shoulders aren’t completely grown yet. Tell me, how could I fly with half-grown wings? I had…

School

Looking out of the window with the broken glass, of my tenth standard classroom, I find an the too familiar playground in front of my eyes. It isn’t alive with children running in all directions but the much trodden soil is still as humble as ever. Immediately, flashbacks raid my mind. Millions of memories that…

The stars from another galaxy

​The people who are here with you matter the most. You never know what may go down in life and not valuing the ones that you have now might become your worst regret. I was cleaning my closet the other day and as i was putting away some old books, a letter slipped out of…

Smoke Away

The air has turned chilly as the late afternoon turns towards evening. I zip up my jacket and roll the sleeves down and then I light another cigarette. I’ve smoked eight of em In the past couple of hours. I really need to get the habit under control. As I bring the cancer stick to…

Escape

When I was a little girl, my mother often told me that I should be careful wherever I go. Because human beings can be worse than the monsters that we are afraid might be under our beds or in our closets. I never really paid any heed to her subtle warning, being the naïve little…

Petrichor

The rain has stopped now. I watch as little droplets of water drip down the window sill. I wipe off the fog on the glass and look at the scene outside. My city looks beautiful. I open the window and a scent fills up my nostrils and warms up every inch of me. I absolutely…

Mejor Amiga

​ She stands by my side through all the times. Through all my thicks and thins, all my ups and downs. We share the best moments of life. We make thousands of memories. Good and bad. She make me feel wanted. She makes me feel accepted. She makes me feel like I belong somewhere, with…

It all comes down to you…

​ Humans are astonishing. Most beautiful creatures ever. God has given us strength. A lot of it. It’s astonishing. It truly is. All our lives we keep believing that we need someone to make our lives worth living. We keep depending upon others for happiness, for love, for care and… and just everything. But what…