Dear Mom & Dad : I Know You Are Worried About My Choices, But Trust Me, I Will Be Fine

Dear Mom & Dad, I know, I am not choosing the safest of paths. I know, I am turning away opportunities which will never knock at my door again. I know, I will be criticized, questioned and misunderstood for the choices I make. I know, I will fail, not once but multiple times. I know, I will doubt myself at times; feel sad, confused and scared. I know, there is a lot to this journey than I could anticipate or comprehend now. But it is for these same reasons that I choose this path. I am not looking for safety…Continue Reading

17 Poems On Love, Loss And Survival That You Should Read If You Feel Broken

There are moments in life that leave you feeling completely and utterly broken. You know, moments when you feel like you’re walking on broken glass, like every step is fragile and painful. And then there are moments where you feel lighter than a feather, wrapped up in love and happiness. The brokenness you live through to get to the happiness – that, my friend, is survival. And I never quite understood that until I came across Caroline White’s poetry. See, Caroline lived through depression and went on to turn it into art; into words that speak to people across countries.…Continue Reading

To The People Who Loved Me, Even As I Struggled To Love Myself

You saw me, even when I couldn’t see myself. You saw me on the days self-doubt clouded my vision like dusty glasses, blurred and uncared for. You saw me on the days I stared at myself in the mirror, willing myself to see anything but the ugliness of my scars. You saw me on the days I struggled stand, my spine slowly bending under the weight of my past. You saw me – flaws stitched together, mistakes wrapped up with good intentions. You saw me, for me. You saw me, and you taught me, slowly and patiently that I could…Continue Reading

19 Tiny, Honest Love Poems That Will Melt Your Heart And Give You Hope

“God Farishte, stop being SUCH a cynic!” This is how most conversations with me usually end. See, I’m not exactly the most romantic, optimistic person. I’m more of a hopeless realist. I don’t really believe in happily-ever-afters. But then I came across Zack Grey’s Instagram – a writer who believes in everything I don’t. See, Zack writes to the soulmate he hasn’t yet found (his book is titled “To The Girl I Haven’t Met”), believing that true love, through all the ups and downs, is inevitable. His poems, though small, are proof that you don’t need big metaphors or fancy…Continue Reading

17 Iconic Harry Potter Quotes That Speak Life’s Most Honest Truths

The greatest thing Harry Potter has given the world, is the freedom to use our imagination” – Oprah Winfrey Oprah framed what we all felt when we first started reading the infamous Harry Potter series in the deepest way possible. Generations after generations will hear about the “Boy Who Lived“. We couldn’t agree more with Oprah on this. The “Boy Who Lived“ shall always continue to live in our hearts. Let all of us make an effort to sustain the magic throughout the year. How fear works… Feel your emotions. Happiness can be found anywhere. Everything is possible! How love…Continue Reading

21 Powerful Affirmations That Will Connect You To Your BEST Self

“An affirmation is a phrase that reinforces positive beliefs or behaviors. The best ones are a statement of what we want and are phrased in the present moment” – Gala Darling, Radical Self Love The words we speak create our reality, so said some great human some long, long time ago. And what they said, in my experience, is truly bang on! It is not only the words we tell each other, but the words we tell ourselves that determine the quality of our lives. If you’re someone who is too hard on yourself, use kinder words in your self-talk.…Continue Reading

15 Beautiful Life Lessons We Can All Learn From Children

When we were kids, the world was our oyster. We never believed otherwise and life seemed to roll out like it was striving to always keep us smiling. We’d fall, get bruised, cry a bit…and the next thing we knew, there was a pretty little bug on the grass and we were watching it with awe. We’d roll over in our sleep, snooze like all the freedom was ours (which it is even now, actually) and burp without asking for permission. There’d be loud farts without embarrassment, and there’d be anger shown with complete honesty. There was no hiding. Most…Continue Reading

The Nights That Cradle Sweet Fantasies Will Stay With Us Forever

In the stillness of the night, one experiences calm and tranquility. Nights aren’t just for party-hopping and boozing. There is a lot more to know, feel and understand when the rest of the world has retired to bed. You don’t necessarily have to be a night-bird to be acquainted with the mysteries of the night. You just have to be aware. For there are nights that will always remind you of fantasies and flings! On other beautiful nights, a face might swim right before your eyes— probably someone who had once meant the world to you. The lull of the…Continue Reading

We Were Unbreakable In The Storm, But You Left As Soon As The Skies Cleared

It started off with the thought that together, we could be anything. I let my guard down, broke those shackles away and let you in. It was a beautiful feeling, and while some labeled it as vulnerable, I believed it was liberating. You filled the voids that the years behind had left in me, and I did what I could do to fill yours, but you were taking a lot more than I could give. That I could provide. You were always more wholesome than I was. More complete, but still yearned for more. There was poetry in the way…Continue Reading

Poetry Versus Cancer: This Heartwarming Campaign Is Using Art To Save A Life

“Tumhare ek ka badla, wahan sattar se zyada hai.Neeyat tulti hai palno mein, amal maapey nahi jaatey,Wahan jo haath uthtey hain, kabhi khaali nahi aate.Kabhi mayoos mat hona.Kabhi mayoos mat hona.” Amy Singh, a known voice in the poetry circuit, dedicated this poem to Anam Narula. ‘Kabhi Mayoos Mat Hona’ (Never Be Disheartened) motivated Singh during her tough times. Now, using poetry as a cornerstone, she is trying to save a life. Let me take you to where all of this began. Anam Narula has cancer. At 21 years of age, he’s a wonderful poet, and an even better human…Continue Reading