A Note To Myself / 01

You’ve betrayed hearts that you knew little of. You’ve mistaken pure love for the kind of lust a few disguised in the form of compassion. You’re guilty and the weight is causing pain through every cell in your body. Every time you breathe, you’re reminded why you shouldn’t. You’re fighting with more demons than you…

A Letter To My Old Self

Dear girl who had a clumsy past, I am hoping that we will never meet again and therefore writing this letter to talk to you, to confess, to thank you for the times you have been there for me when the whole world let me down. You and I are two different characters but have…

Cyber-bullying and Mental Health

“If you’re insulting people on the internet, you must be ugly on the inside.” ― Phil Lester Growing up, I experienced typical name-calling and spiteful comments. As a grown-up, I dealt with cases of virtual bullies. So, I believe it is necessary to create ample awareness among people about how deadly bullying and cyberbullying is…

Dear Comrade

I know meeting you was by fate although I do not know what our destiny holds for us. Before we met, being a victim of ‘sexual harassment’ was a shame for me. Silent harassment was always something that disturbed my inner-peace since childhood. Sometimes when I close my eyes to sleep or the lights go…

Shame, Guilt and The Thin Line In Between

‘A man’s past is not simply a dead history… it is a still quivering part of himself, bringing shudders and bitter flavors and the tinglings of a merited shame.’ – Middlemarch, George Eliot You are in bed, counting sheep to kill insomnia. One sheep. Two sheep. …Ninety-nine And you are wide awake. Staring at the…

Real Men Don’t Cry

‘You know it’s okay to open up? Like, tell me what’s going on so I can help?’ ‘I am not a girl. I will be fine in seconds’, he said. And I refrained from forcing him ever since. It bothers me a lot sometimes, how my brother hides away his emotions inside his room. How…