Category Archives: love

And it all came back 

Unrelated and yet related to the photo. 

Not that I can stop thinking. Not that I haven’t been wondering. Not that I would forget. 

And then this photo came by. 

My heart beat stopped for a micro mini second. It couldn’t have been any longer than that, possibly way lesser, yes. 

Photo courtesy @candidclick on Instagram 

Even today I open the laptop and see ‘the’ photo sitting on the background.  I may not have expressed but only I know what it means to me. 

A photo so similar and yet not the same. Made me wonder, did the city look the same at every turn?   

Scrambling through emails I tried searching for the location where the original photo belonged. My memory fails me and so does my Inbox now. It got to be somewhere though. 

I cannot hear a word against nor for. Though yes, I want to know without the sources being involved. 

Too many questions unanswered. I cannot shut off even if I want to. 

That innocence, that purity, that belief is something I can never forget and something no one can compete with. I cannot be less sure about that. 

I live with the hope to be forgiven and have a word before heading out to face the world. Nothing else would calm the storm inside me. 


Girl from college


In Dubai, you are said to find people from all walks of life. From places unheard of. To castes unknown. I don’t know if it is because school times keep you revolving around heaps of books or that the fact stated is actually not true.

But I saw this come true in Mumbai when I went there for college. Some people so loving that it seemed I knew them since ages. And yes of course some who you know that you should keep away from.

There are many people I could talk about when we talk about Mumbai but then there is this one girl I met in college I will write about. I started this post keeping her in mind.

By first year in college, I got to know the streets, cinemas, shops, hawkers, restaurants and chaat corners around my college. By second year I felt I needed to be more involved in my college. Just attending lectures (that too in the college campus next to our college) and writing exams wasn’t enough. I surprised myself one day by walking into the room of our college festival organizers and becoming a part of their team.

There was this girl called Anam. Full of life. So much energy that one would get complex. Always with a smile on her face. She worked with so much dedication that one couldn’t stop admiring her. Oh and so pretty!

I never spoke to her much. Maybe exchanged greetings once in a while. We did connect on Facebook. Not that we spoke to each other there too but it is good to get automatic updates without any efforts at times. But then they can be misleading too.

Around this time last year, I saw photos on my TL where she was tagged. Without stalking her much, I went ahead and wrote a long message and In-boxed her only to know that she was attending a wedding and wasn’t married yet.

Today when I logged on to Facebook, I saw a video which she had uploaded. Then I went to her profile. Scrolled down and saw a ‘Life Event’ saying that she is married. And then I rightfully wished her.

What I really liked about the video is how even on her wedding she was being herself. Brides usually get all calm and quiet and are sitting in the corner. But then it is their day. One has and should enjoy. Such preparations are not only for the guests to see but also for the bride and groom to enjoy.

They both make a lovely couple. May God Bless them 🙂

P.S: The wedding video I saw is one of a kind. And the song playing in the background was ‘London Thumakda’ from Queen. I had this song but had never heard it. But now you know what I am going to listen to on loop for a while now.

Is it possible to fall in love with someone through their photo feed?

Instagram is the latest cool app one has. It is not new but lately it is gaining a lot of fame. Or maybe it is just that the people I know have started using it.

There is this account @robinmay on Instagram that I started following last year I guess. I don’t remember how really I followed her but I enjoy reading her posts and she actually inspired me somehow. For instance, I started writing stories under every photo I uploaded on Instagram.

Initially I read every post of hers. I was and still am hooked to them. And now after seeing her latest photo on Instagram, I am amazed by her story. Love stories through Facebook and Twitter were heard but Instagram. That’s new.

I won’t be doing justice by narrating the story so would rather post the link I found giving a gist about her love story. Only after reading it I discovered that her husband too is on Instagram (and I am yet to stalk him).

This is what got me started to search for her story.

(It is a screenshot, don’t kill me over copyright issues)

And the description below. Seems like a story itself.

(Same to same)
Also, see the number of likes already!

Now I couldn’t find this article online but found another article which would give you an idea.

I don’t read each and every post of hers now but at times it feels good to go back to her profile and read her stories.

I think I had even asked her once what makes her so famous to attract so many people to her account. After all, she is not Amitabh Bachchan. Obviously, I didn’t get a reply nor did I word my question that way.

One Day – David Nicholls

You can live your while life not realising that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.”

On my way home one evening, I stepped in a bookstore to browse through the collection. This book somehow caught my attention but since I was on a call I couldn’t devour on it much so kept it back, looked around a bit and stepped out. I was left amazed the next day when I was gifted this book and that too picked from the same store. All of it is a coincidence, really?

Getting back to reading after what seems like ages, with this book was truly the best decision.

The book revolves around the lives of Dexter and Emma who met during their early twenties, at a stage of pure innocence and how they come back to each other even after how sore things get between them. They tag themselves as ‘best friends’, move apart, find partners, get married, start a family and all through this they are still there for each other somehow, somewhere.

It speaks about romance but in the most natural way. Something which sounds so real and makes one feel that this can actually happen. I could relate to so many parts of this book which made me want to continue reading it.

Each chapter has a snapshot view of what happens around One Day – 15th July – every year and also mentions the place where Dex and Em are during that time. In one of the chapters, Dexter is placed in Bombay and one comes to know the author has his facts well researched before writing about it. It all feels so real.

This is a book which can be read several times, a book which is hard to put down, a book which speaks about love in such a beautiful way, a book one must surely read.

David Nicholls is famously known for his novel ‘Starter For Ten’ though unheard by me but I surely did enjoy his writing.

Some lines I would like to quote from the book:

”He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph.”

“I think you are scared of being happy, Emma.”

“In London the air was something you peered through, like a neglected fish tank.”

“We’re not arguing, we’re discussing”

“Envy was just the tax you paid on success.”

“Why can’t you just be in love with me again?” “Oh Ian, I can’t. I’ve tried, but I can’t. I’m sorry. I am so, so sorry.”



Someone needs to tell you that one has a heart.

Someone needs to tell you there is a way of saying things.

Someone needs to tell you that one has feelings.

Someone needs to tell you that it hurts.

Someone shouldn’t be telling you all this. You should understand. Anyone can. And if you still don’t get it then no one does.

And it did happen over a coffee

There he was. His back to her. She knew it was him. Photo was all she had seen. Just his face that is. But something told her it had to be him.

The fact he was there before time impressed her. She hated waiting.

Gathering confidence she slowly walked to the table. Busy on his IPAD he barely noticed her existence. Clearing her throat she said hello. He got up and greeted her with a handshake.

Having settled down they got into a conversation with such ease that it seemed they had known each other since ages while the truth was they were meeting for the first time.

While the rains continued to pour, sipping their coffee, the evening passed as quickly as it had arrived.

Reaching home she said yes for the marriage.