Is it for giver’s satisfaction or the receiver’s?Is it a societal pressure?Is it because you expect the same one day?Is it to show that you care?Is it to show you could?Is it to be part of receiver’s life in someway?Is it to proclaim to the world that you and the receiver are in good terms?Is […]Read More Why do we gift?
Celine : Hey Hildy, how have you been? Hildy : I am fine. Indeed it’s been quite a while now. What kept you so busy all these months? C: Pondering over existence, what about you? H: You pretentious narcissist. I have been happily binge watching movies and series on Netflix C: So you are actively […]Read More “!!!Planet is fine, people are fucked!!!”
If your insecurity bothers othersIt is cruelty not insecurityIf your sentiments get hurt by mere ads (1, 2, 3, 4)It is your sentiments that need to be corrected not adsIf your silence aids the oppressorIt is you who are the real oppressorIf your willingness to turn blind eye to others’ sufferingsIt is you who are […]Read More Guard yourself
We all stand at the edge of precipiceNot afraid of falling,But afraid of jumping,Why do we even think of jumping?Could it be the burden of existence?Could it be the burden of loneliness?Could it be the burden of keeping up with society’s standards?Or could it be that it makes no difference?We immerse ourselves in mundane tasksWe […]Read More Precipice
You : Are formed when we’re bornGrow with each passing dayLet us down when needed mostDrive us crazy when not neededWe wish to turn you off at willYet we worry we might lose you foreverHelp us realize who we’reGetting lost makes us invalidWe tend to hold on to you as long as possibleMake us who […]Read More (un)Erasable
You : Take people far awayAstound them with beautyTerrorize them sometimesMake them happy at timesPush them to deep wells of sorrow at timesBelittle them at timesElevate them at timesMake them all powerful at timesAlso kill them at timesTake them back agesTake them to future (that never comes)Make them meet their starsAlso make them meet their […]Read More (un)known friend
If I thought about something politically incorrect, but don’t say it – is that politically correct/incorrect?If I type in a sexist comment, but then delete it without sending : Am I sexist or not?If I believe in superstition, but not in God : Am I religious or not?If I am a privacy absolutist, but share […]Read More AM I or NOT?
Undeserving Glorification Billionaires giving sermons on frugalityLeaders praised for doing their jobsSpeaking about a non-existent pastRich gurus speaking about contentParents living for their childrenRich people living on subsistence wagesSports persons donating their jerseysCorporate taking a stand on convenient “social issues”Billionaires “giving” away their wealth These are not harmlessThey could make world go crazy in no […]Read More Undeserving glorification
I was against corruptionUntil I had to get my driving licenseI was against big techUntil I needed a smartphoneI was against lyingUntil I needed an emergency leaveI was against online shoppingUntil I needed my favorite author’s bookI was against working in a harmful industryUntil I needed a job badlyI was against fossil fuelsUntil I needed […]Read More principled life – myth or reality?
Should we hope for things getting better (or)despair because things are worse now hope for an equitable society (or)despair for living in an unequal society hope for a brighter future (or)despair because of looming void hope for a rational populace (or)despair for living among imbeciles hope for a happy afterlife (or)despair because of hellish “now” […]Read More Hope or despair