Human blackholes

“You managed to escape clutches, whenever a trap has been laid out for you,” said an ex-boss once. I thank him for his forthrightness.  In a flash, I recognised the nature of the evil that doggedly followed me all my life - a desire of certain people around me in personal and professional circles, to … Continue reading Human blackholes


Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82

Week 82 welcomes you to the Exploration Challenge! I’m happy about how the theme of darkness inspired many more people this week. PROMPT I am not a fatalist. I’m not obsessed with darkness. Yet, a landmark development in astronomy this week inspires me to remain on the periphery of the theme, but not get sucked … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #82

Dark journeys

The inspiration for this piece comes less from the prompt and more from the contribution of Len at and Jade Li at RESPONSE accretion of dark layers on brightness of my soul refuses to be washed away -held by hands which rule the world -held by those who feel threatened by light -held … Continue reading Dark journeys

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #81

It is time to peep into your creative processes once again. Welcome to Week 81! PROMPT This video inspired me. Maybe you like to see it or use it as a creative nudge. FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS There is no restriction on the length or format of the piece. Write a post on your … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #81

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #80

Without much ado, I present this week’s challenge, as posting has already been delayed a little. PROMPT #80 Exploration Challenge #80 FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS There is no restriction on the length or format of the piece. Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, or copy-paste the blog … Continue reading Reena’s Exploration Challenge #80


Stains of distrust on the psyche got deeper and difficult to erase, as I saw your imperviousness to the color of my dreams. Relationships have different hues at different stages in life – what matters is the intensity. Love and mutual respect should be un-erasable pigments responding to external inputs, and creating different shades, but … Continue reading Fading