When the Pope Wears Black – an Encounter

When the Pope Wears Black – an Encounter

I had just landed in Rome (FCO) late at night. The airport wasn’t bustling like the last time; only a few people scattered around. “Great, he’s not picking up. He didn’t even reply to my text, where on Earth is he? I hope he’s coming to pick me up,” I got frustrated as time passed [...]

12 Years a Student

12 Years a Student

On the 21st of March, 2020, I turned 27. I had planned to spend my birthday in New York. Go to Central Park in the morning, later, catch a broadway show, go to the Rockefeller Center and, roam around Times Square at night - yes! I had planned my perfect 27th birthday in the city [...]

X & Y

X & Y

Listen to the Spoken Word version of this poem *** Clustered. They’re bundled in pairs. Shapeless, forming numerous layers, Of cognitive notions that are beyond my reach, Defiantly, the randomness of life and death, Whether we make it out alive or we die, We’re trying to untangle the X and Y. Wailing, amidst the dandelions, [...]

Against All Odds

Against All Odds

The girl was looking outside the window with eyes that blinked innocently; seemed to be lost in her own universe of randomness until someone called out “Akriti, pay attention. Did you note what I just said?” Startled by his voice she couldn’t figure out what to say instead she just nodded her head. The professor [...]

San Sebastián

San Sebastián

26/04/2020   Hallo! Guten Morgen! Wie geht’s? “Ich bin ok, und du?” You were born in San Sebastián just like Sergio from La Casa De Papel, I just finished season 2 and how I thought of you! Remember the San Sebastián day? I was distressed and we planned my gateway, Last year, around this time, [...]

Mr. Dates

Mr. Dates

One of the things I miss during this lockdown, Apart from going to the gym and of course being able to walk into any Starbucks and order one Café Latte, Vanilla flavored & 2% milk, grande, And of course, doing my hair so that I can keep their desire locked into my locks, I also [...]