strange smiles.


busy life flashes by
blurred people on the sidewalks
dazzling, blinding, in the sun
almost an unfamiliar setting.

brisk walkers, ice creams
in hand. arms across each other’s
necks. hands holding up
phones, focus on what’s
relevant. specks of colors –
alive, loving, and desolate.

the city breathes in its
own painting
as I jump on the next
stroke and catch
some of its leftover paint.

I keep walking
taking joy
in unapproved glances
and strange smiles.

Ours


We spent
so much time
chasing
the blinding lights

trying to live those
shiny dreams

trying to understand
and find love

through the shadows exposed
on the streets

through the strangers dancing
to our beats

in between
unknown bed sheets

that we let each other
slip through the
only moment
that was truly ours

somewhere in between
running from the past
and hoping
for a future together
in a way
that is

Ours.

Discovering Strangers…!


Hey everyone! Whats going on guys ? I guess most of you will be busy in their daily and day-to-day routine work of office, etc. And odds are that you’ll be surrounded with lots of people working with you or simply associated to your work. So how much do you actually know about them(except their names¬†of course!)?

Since past few days, I’ve been travelling a lot and found out that strangers sitting next to you in a train, in plane or working with you can be interesting (and helpful too!). For example, I was travelling in train and a guy, maybe 2 years older than me, sat besides me. When I talked to him, I found out that he was one of my seniors from my school! And what ¬†journey I had then…! Similarly, there are others whom you can relate to.

The main thing is to break the self-created barrier which creates certain reasons in our mind why not to talk to others. So we switch to other things like iPod(great invention, no offense!) and cellphones. They virtually creates a wall and we are happy to be in our safe zone. But when we break the barrier and smile and just start with a “hi!”, we explore other zones and also bring others out of their comfort zones and make them comfortable in our newly created space. Quite simple, isn’t it?!!

So next time you see someone you want to talk to but your mind gives you 100000000 reasons to not to talk to him/her, just smile and say “hi!” and do it! Yes, really do it.