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Stage 40: A meaningless conversation

‘How have you been’ she wistfully asked, refusing to lock eyes with him.

‘I’ve been good’ he responded, his feet restlessly scratching the dull gravel.  ‘And you??’ he quickly added, speaking too fast and too eagerly.

Unaware of the passion expelled through his welcoming body language, she made a silent promise never to start a ‘dead-end’ conversation again. ‘How is your mother now?’

‘She’s better. Healing… You know how painful heartbreak can be but she’ll be fine. It was good for her. For us’

‘Yeah I.. I know how painful it can be…’ her tone strayed away with her thoughts.

‘You know my brother actually got to go to that competition’ he irrelevantly imparted.

‘Oh! Yeah actually I think i saw that on FaceBook. Congratulations, I know how much you were rooting for him.’ a warm smile escaped her along with her words.

‘Thank you, yeah I think I was more excited about his win than him’ he laughed comfortably.

‘Hahaha’ regretting her choice of response as soon as it left her mouth, she knew she had ended the conversation she most wanted to have. Frustrated at her inability to think of anything else to say, she excused herself hurriedly, forgetting that he, was still able.


A-lot was said that day.

A-lot is said without saying anything.



Art work by Roxanne Daner





Stage 21: Unspoken bonds (part 1..)


What is trust?

It’s a band stretched to its elastic potential, which (if you paid attention in Physics) requires equal amounts of effort. This ‘effort’ requires the constant reassurance that the other person wont let you down.That they share the same understanding that you do and that they are ready for every term this agreement offers; the good and the bad.

A tub of Honesty, a  can of Wholeheartedness, a pinch of Compromise and a willing Sous chef

These promises all translate into unimpeachable relationships.

Well, in a perfect world they do

Just don’t let go of your end

Stage 15: The Day Of Reckoning

Its time to wake up at 6 am instead of going to bed at 6 am. Its time for coffee to become avidly consumed by tea drinkers. Its time for shorts and dresses to be replaced by trousers and ties.Its time to regret being born. Its time for another year of slaving night and day under all mighty tyrants.Its time for the annual Flunker games :). Rejoice all you poor souls around the world. I command it.

Because this academic year we students will rise.

This academic year we will maintain a social life as well as Harvard worthy grades.

This academic year we will complete our work the day it is given, not the night before it is due.

This academic year we will not kill off a relative or give ourselves the flu for the millionth time, to miss class.

This academic year we will work hard and this academic year we will excel.




good luck this year and may the odds be ever in your favour x