Tethering Ourselves

For a while now, the idea of religion has been puzzling me, the realization of which keeps coming to me at irregular intervals. During the unlikely event when I am found watching the news or the very likely and habitual event where I am sprawled on my bed doing nothing except admiring my blue walls, … More Tethering Ourselves

The Midnight Snack

They love you more Don’t they?  They don’t hesitate To make it apparent.  Only lately Have I begun to ponder,  To observe each move carefully To interpret what it inherently means.  Everything you say or claim Is instantly honoured  By allowing it to remain uncontested; Sir, yes sir.  But why Is what I say Met … More The Midnight Snack

Fading Star

My eyes Are parched again So once more,  Head upturned  I latch my gaze Upon you.   You, who seem stationary,  Permanent,  Forever.  But are you?  Lately  After the usual night Of emptying my eyes I come out I look up  But something’s changed.  It’s not the same.  You have been fading Is that what you … More Fading Star


Segregations are tough to make today, regarding who dons a fabricated facade and who remains truthfully unchanged. In a few cases such as this, however, no such scrutiny is required because the genuineness of it all lies in the open for all to view freely. Yet it remains dejectedly unseen. The scenario can be conveniently … More Maqsood


Charlie hasn’t forgotten me; Still visits sometimes, Breaking into a joyous run, almost a gallop, Eager to feel my familiar touch, Warm on his face.   His eyes still gleam As brilliantly as the polished ornaments I adorned the Christmas fir with, While he capered about madly beneath, With some undecipherable wonder on his face. … More CHARLIE

The Mountain Lullaby

Given my boundless awe and love for mountains, Obscure Trails indisputably had to begin here. With an empty time-table yawning ahead of me, I longed for a much-needed trip. I longed, specifically, for some mountain therapy. Surprisingly, I got lucky. Plans for a holiday in the hills took shape, and in no time I was … More The Mountain Lullaby