Author: pooja

  • Stories for Memories; Trading Stories for Memories!

    When you read a book, does it read a little bit of you? Does it store away a little part of you that you may meet some day in the future?

  • The Guilty Wife: A Book Damned to Mediocrity & Cheap Thrills

    I have a code when it comes to reading: If you pick up a book, finish it at all costs. It doesn’t matter whether you like the book or not; if you’ve turned the first page, you’ve got to see it through to the end. It’s a commitment that you’ve made and now, you’ve got […]

  • The Wise Little Cat

    Aww, little kitty cat, Thanks for making me realise, That it’s important to stop a bit, And smell the flowers nice.   Hoomans are dumb, so very, very dense, They tend to forget the important stuff, But as long as we’ve got you around, I think that should be reminder enough!   So, let’s prance […]

  • The Mask We Wear

    We all wear a mask to hide our deepest feelings; but only with a friend are we brave enough to take off the mask and set it aside.

  • Flowers By The Moon Light

    Take back these flowers That we gathered in the moonlight, As we sat by the river from dusk to dawn, Speaking to each other until the stars lost their twinkle And the sun woke up yawning and bleary-eyed.

  • An Open Letter to Tourists

    My dear fellow travelers, Why do you carry the city with you wherever you go? Why do you tuck it into your little purses, stuff it into your bags, or pack it into your suitcases? Can’t you leave it behind where it’s meant to be?

  • 2018: One Book Down, So Many More to Go

    There you go … the first book I finished reading in 2018. Although, having read the book, I am not really sure it’s that great an achievement at all. I mean, this detective Vish Puri is average at best, and downright insipid if I am not feeling generous. And for a story that sells itself as […]

  • Mastizaade: When Life Gives You No Brains, Make a Movie

    Just recounting a blunder I made when I should have known better and NOT WATCHED Mastizaade!

  • Relax, Unwind, Breathe, Repeat.

    The hammock swings side to side: left-right, left-right, left-right … The cicadas murmured in their typical, mechanical fashion – trrrr … trrr … trrrr … – which I find oddly comforting, almost like a lullaby. My friend gives the hammock a gentle push and it comes back to its rhythmic swing. Left-right, left-right, left-right … […]

  • How I Got the Better of New Year Resolutions

    Happy New Year! Yes, I know. It is rather late in the day for cheerful new year wishes, but it’s not for nothing that I have perfected the art of procrastination. So, I’ll say once again, ‘Happy New Year’ and it’s up to you to take it or leave it.