Obsessing Over Haikus

Thanks to a workshop conducted at the office a while ago, I got to know about this app, HaikuJAM where one can write haikus. A haiku in English is a very short poem in the English language, following to a greater or lesser extent the form and style of the Japanese haiku. A typical haiku is a... Continue Reading →

Pretty Hurts

“Blonder hair, flat chest TV says, “Bigger is better.” South beach, sugar free Vogue says, “Thinner is better.” ~ Beyonce Knowles, Pretty Hurts “It doesn’t matter to people what you think. People will be at your beck and call only if you are beautiful.” She had grown up to the teachings of her mother. Looking... Continue Reading →

Girl with the Joint Eyebrows

Every time she walked into a salon and asked for her arms or upper lips to be waxed, they'd always ask, "what about eyebrows?" And she’d always revert by saying, "No, not the eyebrows." She has always been possessive about her eyebrows. She believed that was the only thing she didn’t want anyone to touch,... Continue Reading →

Forced Responsibilities

“Women have a much better time than men in this world; there are far more things forbidden to them.” ~ Oscar Wilde There were several expectations from him; little did they know he was drowning in so many responsibilities. He could barely breathe. He never thought that his family could force him to think this... Continue Reading →

Why she Jumped

She was standing at the top of the highest building in the neighborhood she could find. No chances were to be taken. She glanced down and admired the beauty of her small town; the beautiful memories she had of this city didn’t matter anymore. Much to her annoyance, a drop of clear, salty water escaped... Continue Reading →

Scars

Scars are beautiful, don’t hide them for they are a reflection of what you have gone through in life and survived it. Scars are a bittersweet reminder of your bravery, be proud of them. Scars remind you of your mistakes and how wise you have grown. Scars make you realize that you’re only human. Afraid... Continue Reading →

Collarbones

“I am tired of being ugly” ~Anonymous   She yearned for collarbones and thigh gaps like most of the girls in her school. She had heard that having collarbones was ‘in’ and made a girl even prettier. She had a desire to look appealing to them, she wanted her classmates to like her, because to... Continue Reading →

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