For Nepal, for Sabeen Mahmud, for you, for me, for us…

“Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.”

Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

Suffering, cruelty and torture,

Wherever I look I see only

Wet eyes and swollen cheeks.

I hear Silence howl when

Peace is no longer peace

But horror.

What has life come to?

What has it become over the past two decades?

What will it be like the next decade and the one after it?

It seems like Hurricanes, Storms and Tornadoes have aggravated;

The drama each one of us has been holding at our hearts for such a long time

And are now fiercely throwing it out of ourselves.

I want to scream but cannot scream

I want to shout and ask

Him what part I am to play in this chaos.

I want to rip apart my heart

Scratch these white walls

Bite my very own flesh.

Tell me

Dear God

Why such helplessness and misery?

Answer me,

Dear god

Where have we gone wrong?

The earth is burdened

The ground is breaking

There is utter chaos in every part of the world.

Has the Time come?

Is this it?

Is this the end?


Stay strong dear Nepal.

Thank you Sabeen Mahmud for T2F, for everything you’ve done for the youth.


Worse Things kept happening

“Nothing mattered much. Nothing much mattered. And the less it mattered the less it mattered. It was never important enough. Because Worse Things had happened. In the country that she came from poised forever between the terror of war and the horror of peace Worse Things kept happening”

Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

a contract of Friendship

When demons haunt me in the silence of the Darkness that envelops me, I hold onto this voice which reverberates inside me. A thousand images drenched in pain flash by me, taking me back to the One moment of when I had signed this contract of Friendship.

You had Whispered

Silently into my


And had caused a

Thousand ripples of Joy

On my

Scarlet cheeks.

I had collapsed within


Becoming speechless in

Your Magnificence,

Slightly smiling to myself yet hiding

You from others,

Within myself.

Standing amidst

Encircled by the

Chaotic buzz of

Everyday Life,

I consumed myself with


Blooming in

Your Presence,

Conscious of the many injuries

I had suffered

To sign this contract

Of Friendship.