Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A Good Book

A good book is a warm blanket that keeps you company on cold nights. A corner of solitude where you can cry in peace, and laugh with joy. It is a friend that says a lot without speaking at all. A good book is a philosophizing drunkard that dishes out life lessons, page after page. It is a graveyard where all human emotions come to rest. And that takes a part of you when it gets over. Because a good book, is love unrequited.

Returning by Metro

Crowded Metro. A girl sits cozily turning a page of Sheldon's Angel of the Dark. The woman beside, puts her mobile inside the purse. Hoping she would get up soon, several weary legs near her seat perk up in position. Non chalantly, she takes biscuits out from a lunchbox and begins chewing.

A girl wearing a bright yellow woollen top stands casually by one of the poles, speaking on her phone, 'No, but you have to see what kind of dress I wear to office'. A few feet ahead, another young woman wearing a navy blue sweater lined with feathers, observes her intently.The girl standing next to me is whatsapping some Abhinav Sir. Me?
I'm just trying to read her message.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

One Child - Many Hats

In 2011, I wrote an article for the Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO with a focus on the midday meal programme for children. This organisation aims to serve 5 million underprivileged kids across 8000 Indian schools every single day.

Now, this Foundation has come up with a TV Commercial, that aims to highlight the plight of a child labourer, and the various odd jobs, these kids are required to do, every day, to get to that one hard-earned bowl of food. So if you thought your life was difficult, you need to see this video.

No child deserves to go hungry. Do your bit. 
Visit to see how you can help.