The magic spell cast by Dhanushkodi

As we head towards Dhanushkodi On a road smooth as velvet Tall trees of coconut surround us Forming a canopy to shield us From the wrath of the mighty Sun Whose eyes pierce us all And cast an everlasting glow Over the silken stretches of sand Erstwhile a tiny speck in the horizon Now omnipresent,…Read more The magic spell cast by Dhanushkodi

A chaotic experience at Tiruchendur temple

As I head into a temple Standing tall with its gopuram Underlining its grandeur and monstrosity Luring the faithful and the besotted As an ocean opens its arms To invite the mighty ships To sail in its capricious waters Even the cynical and non-believing Can't help but turn their heads Letting their eyes widen and…Read more A chaotic experience at Tiruchendur temple

Why do I feel insecure?

Why do I feel insecure?   Is it the need to please? Is it the need to impress?   Should everyone like me? Should I care what they think?   No one can be perfect Flaws are so endearing They are who you are   Why do I feel insecure? Do I need to prove…Read more Why do I feel insecure?

My awesome little sister

You are always lively Right from the start You talk such a lot With a smile to remember That can melt even stone Affection, thy middle name Thou teaches hate to love Grief to be happy Anger to forgive Haste to be patient I am thy brother But not thy protector Thou are independent You…Read more My awesome little sister

Fascism cannot win without neutrals

Never forget old sayings One rings louder than all Watching evil and doing nothing Is as bad as doing evil So, neutral is not cool Not in new India Where lynching is now normal State controls the media Rationalists are murdered Sane voices are silenced Misogyny is rampant Abuses flow in a torrent Ominous signs…Read more Fascism cannot win without neutrals

I keep losing things

Do I have an absent mind ? As some people assume ? I certainly have an autist mind A mind with a different tune Organization is not my forte Though I try my best It is a real test With less success than failure I keep losing things Though I do take care It is…Read more I keep losing things

How difficult it is, to be a woman

How people change! Well, times change There was a time When I used to complain About extra bus seats for women Yes, this is not a lie! Having a female friend certainly helps With a different perspective With counselling, you believe That you can make changes But this is not about that This is about…Read more How difficult it is, to be a woman

I am an angry Indian

I am an angry Indian There are many reasons But silence I cannot maintain I dare you to call it treason People are being lynched Minorities are being targeted Voices are being silenced Rationalists are being eliminated Patriotism is being forced Sexism is getting enhanced This is not my India This is more like China…Read more I am an angry Indian

Once a railfan, always a railfan

At the age of two, it started Love for wheels on rails The way trains moved, fascinated The track clatter, gave goosebumps The window seat was heaven Countryside in all its glory The journey had a story Charming, were the stations The engine horn was music The beats were the diesel chugging The transition jerk…Read more Once a railfan, always a railfan

Some days are really bad

Some days are really bad Nothing goes right You have no might At the end, you are glad You try your best Nothing clicks for you It's a real character test More so, when autist is you Why only results matter? Why not your efforts? Your morale will shatter Breached, is your fort Once work…Read more Some days are really bad