When They Tell You They Want To Disappear

They will tell you
They wanna disappear
Far away from the madness of this world
Away from hate, failures, breakups, heartbreaks
They wanna walk into wilderness
Into open fields and clear streams
Jungles where elephants make sounds
And deers run from roaring lions
Into trees that grow supporting one another
A world that exists onto itself
Where seeds fall down and come to life
when it pours from the skies

But you know what?
That’s not disappearing
You want to be found
You are longing to be discovered
You are crying to meet thyself and you will
But disappear you will not
You will vanish only when death embraces you
When you will become one with thin air
That would be disappearance…

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What Happens When You Ignore The First Mistake

It not only takes your right to question the second occurrence but also opens a cycle that is hard to break.
First things are always the first. How lame a sentence, isn’t it? But seriously; Good, bad or ugly, firsts set the precedent and it’s always important to make note of them.
When an error, a mistake, a crime, an event where norm or law is broken for the first time, it is important to stop and question it then and there. However small or insignificant it may seem at first, it needs to be called out for what it is. A mistake. You don’t ignore it because it doesn’t matter and not affect your flow of work. It might not affect you now but believe me it will come to haunt you tomorrow and then you will have nothing to do about it except to regret. That’s exactly what I did last week when I went home. 
I had marriage of a family member to attend to at one side of Goa, a small Indian state famous for its pristine beaches, old churches and Portuguese era architecture. Couples had long tied …

The Scent, The Parting And Longing That Lives On

Remember when we first met Remember when we embraced each other close
That’s when I encountered your scent
The one that I have still not forgotten
I know we both have traveled long for now
Not together but on separate paths
But I remember that scent vividly
That invigorating feeling it evoked
Every night when I’m alone to myself
I wish to join you
I wish to make that scent mine

I remember buying the same soap as you Thinking the scent was from it
I remember buying the same perfume but
It took me a while to realize it was yours alone
It emanated from you and you alone
I remember hugging you tight at times
Just to get that scent on my body
I remember breathing heavy beside you
Losing myself in the scent I had so badly
Fallen in love with

I remember us parting on good terms I remember that day so well when we called it off
I remember it
I wanted an embrace, a close one, for one last time
I couldn’t ask
I stood there thinking how to put my feelings into words
I wanted to feel you close

How Congress And BJP Annulled High Court Judgment That Aimed To Wipe Their Existence — The Story They Want To Bury

Let me tell you an important story which for all reasons will be retold for years to come as our democracy transforms in coming decades. Way back in March 2014, 10 days before the general elections, the Delhi High Court found both BJP and Indian National Congress guilty of accepting foreign funds. The court ruled that these parties were violating the FCRA and were slated to be disqualified because both of them had taken donations from Vedanta and its subsidiaries — which are foreign entities — between 2004 and 2012.
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I know how you are feeling. This was just before the biggest elections that voted in Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of the Republic of India. Imagine those elections without BJP and Congress; just imagine.  If this is indeed true (which it is), how come both parties fought the elections? That’s the interesting bit to know how political parties fight their battles and unite with ‘rivals’ when need be but we will come to that little later. Here …

Kendall Jenner Ad Is Not The First Time Pepsi Has Ridiculed And Demeaned A Protest — There Was FTII Before

While going through my morning dose of reading, I bumped into this medium piece about a Pepsi ad featuring Kendall Jenner (suggest you watch the ad before reading any further). Whoa! It felt like I have been living under a rock in some Saharan desert. Little more reading and damn, this had in fact been huge. There has been so huge a backlash that the Pepsi has now taken down their ad. They say, “ Pepsi was trying to project a global message of unity, peace and understanding. Clearly we missed the mark, and we apologize. We did not intend to make light of any serious issue. We are removing the content and halting any further rollout. We also apologise for putting Kendall Jenner in this position.” Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. tweeted,
If only Daddy would have known about the power of #Pepsi. — Be A King (@BerniceKing) April 5, 2017

Most of the controversy, I hear is over the stark similarity of image the ad po…

Dear Flipkart, Providing Used Handset For New Isn’t Replacement But Thuggery

TL;DR Flipkart says, they understand my problem, that I have received a used phone and how they are sorry about it but won’t exchange the same. So like many on the big day (Thursday 16 March, 2017) I placed my order for Moto G5 Plus. I was told it will arrive after 5 days. Disheartened but I told myself to wait like everyone else.
Fast Forward.
I received my set on Monday 20 March, 2017. I used the set for a while and in the process noticed that there is some fault from the manufacturer. It was making the unusual ‘click’ sound if you press the section beside SIM card holder. Clearly some error from assembling unit. I then started cautiously checking other parts and noticed how power button was loose as well. It was a mess of sort. I then gave the handset into a friend’s hand who is more familiar with electronics. He was quite sure there was some hardware issue and suggested me I raise the replacement request.
Following day, on Tuesday 21 March, 2017 I placed a replaceme…

Another Women’s Day Another Round Of Wishes — But They Mean Nothing Until…

I’m tired. Tired of the wishes I read on Twitter, Facebook and elsewhere. Tired of how numb we have become to women’s issues and reduced it to a day where you send all the females you know paltry wishes, that heart-touching quote or that generic women-carry-men-for-nine-months crap and next day as night makes way for morning, we are all done with our drill. Back to normal. The real issues of how they are treated inside the four walls of their homes, how disproportionately they are paid at work, ways in which they are treated at workplace or outside, all things have found their permanent place in women’s day speeches (which I heard one in the afternoon) but come next day, we all cocoon back to being ‘normal’.

Domestic violence is commonplace in India. But how many do speak out? Forget about other homes, how many of us speak at our own homes for violence, abuse and misogyny? This numbness is not just confined to men but women as well. Most of them have taken the misogyny …