Ugly Love

This is my take on Carol Anne Duffy’s poem “Little Red Cap.” The original poem was written in the perspective of Red Riding Hood however, I decided to challenge the role of the wolf by writing in his perspective. Hope you enjoy!  All alone in this grisly looking place, No lover to hold me close on…

The Outlier

He usually wandered around aimlessly, staring at distressed walls, in search of metamorphosis. He was a painter, or at least, he believed he was but he hadn’t painted in a while, his fingers no longer fiddled with the paint brush- it was dunked in an old cup, creating an ugly brown his palettes dried out,…

Aai

It will be exactly a month, tomorrow- since I experienced the loss of one of the most important people in my life, my grandmother. I never expected a phone call to change my life so much- it seemed so unreal; a concept that belonged only in the movies to excite the audience but only left…

A fickle minded city

We were behind a couple of cars waiting for the signal to turn green. It was extremely hot yet still windy. As refreshing as the cool breeze was, I still wanted to call out. I spent the next few minutes trying to get rid of  hair out of my face. I sighed. It had been…

Respecting all

As I refreshed my newsfeed, I noticed one thing was continuously popping up. ‘Sunny leone has adopted a baby girl.’ (For those who don’t know, Sunny Leone is a former porn star who is currently working in the Bollywood industry.) Good for her, I thought. It was refreshing to finally see something good in the papers….

Change.

Change. The word that once encouraged positivity has unfortunately adopted a bad connotation. It clutches a feeling of anxiety, discomfort and forces us to wish for anything else except that. We’re so used to living our lives in such an intricate manner. Are you the same person you were a year ago? Have your relationships…

Confidence

‘Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you’re better than everyone, its walking into a room and not comparing yourself with anyone at all. ‘ I was never the most confident girl in the room. Throughout my childhood, the most frequent word I heard being used to label me was probably ‘shy’ or ‘quiet’. It was…

places to eat

Here’s a short list of all my favorite restaurants and cafes in Singapore. Try them out and let me know! Garibaldi       Italian  Jaan               French Corner House   Global  Bacchanalia    Contemporary French Odette    Modern French Binomios     Spanish  Margharita’s     Mexican  Vatos       Korean-Mexican  Wild Honey  …

Getting Started

‘Your life is being wasted away by all of this!,’ she yelled, furiously massaging her head. ‘Focus on school!’ I smiled. ‘No, mom. I’m starting one right now.’ I’ll be honest… I was never the brightest child in the room. There were plenty more in the room that were able to boast about their grades…

Splotch of blue

Their voices roared over each other, but he was too small to tell who was right, the color blue soon became his favorite, for it showed on mama’s skin, a little permanent stain it slowly grew on him too, a bump that hurt but a bump that meant love, at least that’s what they told…

This reeks of melancholy

Sadness is a complicated concept to fathom. It takes time to comprehend a place where a combination of gratefulness and bitterness can be reminisced in harmony. I believe that sadness brings out the creativity in you, it allows you to explore different forms of art even when we believed we had no artistic talent. We…

The Key

‘Twist it twice, and it’ll open.’  his words echoed through my mind, Twist it twice, and it’ll open- I repeated to myself. Locked. One more time. Twist it twice, and it’ll open. Unlocked. My fate stamped on my forehead, I noticed a few others trying to get sight of it, I too looked around to…