Soulgasm

To Quill the Mocking World

Apart

By Marianne Esders
(3 min read)

After three hours of
Non/stop talking
You finally convinced me to lie down
Inside your coffin

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कौन रोकता है

दिव्य
(3 मिनट )

कोशिश होती है रोकने की
बहते दरिया को
बैठे समंदर को बैठने से
कौन रोकता है

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अच्छा लगता है

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
(3 min read)

सालों बाद घर वापस आना अच्छा लगता है।
काएं-काएं करती उस दरवाज़े से फिर गुज़र जाना अच्छा लगता है।

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The Fairer Sex

By Samarth Bharani
Non-Fiction

Girls as young as six believe that brilliance and intelligence is a masculine trait.

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नए रास्ते

Poetry, Arpit Arya
(3 min read)
होती है बेचैनी इस कदर कभी कभी की ,
रुक जाता था कहीं , थम जाता था कभी

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कूप-समाधि

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
(3 min read)
कौन होगा ऐसा
जो आँखों की तरपौलिन हटा कर
मेरे मन में झाँक सकेगा?

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बोझ

Poetry, Ritu Poddar
(3 min read)

अंदर जमा मैल, कई बार बूँद बन आ जाता है,
पर हम झट से दरवाज़ा बंद कर देते हैं

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‘गर तू मेरा शिवालय बन जाए …

Poetry, Shantanu Jain
(3 min read)

प्रेम सिंधु का तुझसे आदि,
तू गोधूलि, तू ही निशांत।

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The Sheep

Apoorva Mittal
3 min read

In this big, wide world
I am too small, my voice unheard
I cry, I brawl, I try, I crawl
To be a part of the magnificent herd

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Do You ?

Poetry, Anuragdasi Patel
3 min read

Muse of a thousand words
Do your scars hurt ?

No, I perennially bleed misery.

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Plane Black

Poetry, Astha Mangal
3 min read

With ice-cold palms and frost bitten feet,
Her eyes filled with sorrow to beat,
She knocked on every familiar door

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डब्बे

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
2 min read

जाने का वक़्त आया तो समझ नहीं आ रहा था
क्या लूँ और क्या छोड़ जाऊं।
चार सालों का बोझ महसूस हो रहा था दिल पर।
कपडे तक कफ़न लग रहे थे।

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A Victim’s plea

Poetry, Apoorva Mittal
(3 min read)
Status updates, interviews and petitions
Rather laugh on my face watching my condition

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जवाब-तलाशी

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
2 min read

कुछ जवाब किताबों में ढूंढता था पहले…
अब लगता है आपकी बातों में ही मिल जाएँगी वह सब।

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न तुम मुस्कुराते, न यह बात होती

Poetry, Atul Shukla
(3 min read)

तुझे याद करके जो आँखें न रोती,
तो आज इनमें इतनी चमक न होती

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People

Non-fiction, Rakesh Chavan
(3 min read)
Happiness may be decided only by a few people but can we really be unhappy forever and ever if those few people are not there?

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अल्मोड़ा

Non-fiction, Shantanu Jain
(5 min read)
‘सन्नाटा’ शब्द मेरे लिए भयावहता का शब्द-चिह्न है और ‘शांति’ मेरे लिए सुकून का पर्याय है

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Christmas

Poetry, Tapan Mozumdar
(3 min read)
I amuse myself
picturing you
as an alumnus
of Gryffindor

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Bird on the Wall

Non-fiction, Shruti Sharma
(6 min read)
The silhouette looks like as if the bird is lost in deep thought, as if contemplating her next move. To fly or to not fly?

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बारिश

Poetry, Deepak Singh
(3 min read)
ना जाने कितनी कागज़ की नावें तैरी होंगी,
ना जाने कितने जहाज़ डूबे होंगे;
इस बारिश में ।।

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Yesteryear

Poetry, Vishala Rao
(3 min read)
she was the girl who i once loved
who loved me back..
her yesteryear..i am…

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Mourning Mornings

Non-fiction, Ipshita Saha
(4 min read)
The universal search for ‘how did it all start’ fades in comparison against ‘why does it repeat every day, why in Gods name does it not end’.

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The Dirty Affair

Poetry, Divyanshi Sumrav
(3 min read)
The window was flawless.
Just that little bug crawling there adding to its peace.

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Forced Happiness

Non-fiction, Samarth Bharani
(4 min read)

For only when you have gone through all the stages of grief, through all of this, can you truly be happy again.

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Singularity

Poetry, Aditi Mishra
(2 min read)

Playing hide and seek with time
My soul resembles a black hole
Ready to absorb every emotion

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ट्रैन की खिड़की

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
(2 min read)

नींद का बोझ मुश्किल से संभाल रहा हूँ।
खुदसे नज़र मिलाने के लिए भी तो
पलकों का भर उठाना पड़ता है।

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The Sines of an Ending

Non-fiction, Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)

Your highs gave me such a high that I was ready to ignore that I was not your companion of lows. At least we were not out of phase with each other!

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First

Non-fiction, Ritu Poddar
(3 min read)

She had never seen it coming, coming so soon.

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लैंप बुझ चुका है

Poetry, Utkarsh Tripathi
(3 min read)

जो आ जाया करती थी कभी भूल से
काफी दिन हो गए सिरहाने के कवर बदले भी

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Oh Bombay!

Poetry, Shruti Parija
(3 min read)

Wizened beyond its years
Unsullied and brazen

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क्यों याद आते हो?

Poetry, Minakhi Misra
(3 min read)

क्यों याद आते हो बत्ती बुझाता हूँ जब
रूम फ्रेशनर की खुसबू में क्यों याद आते हो?

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Diwali (There’s too much Noise)

Poetry, Aditi Mishra
(2 min read)
There is just too much light
And it’s starting to hurt my brain.

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Dear Day, Why the Hurry?

Poetry, Chanda Lalwani
(3 min read)
The seconds running so you come first
Selling yourself today
So you may be happier tomorrow

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He’s her Lobster

Poetry, Shruti Parija
(2 min read)
Patterns set
They loved a little more
With each passing day

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There is something about love

Poetry, Tapan Mozumdar
(2 min read)
There is something about love
That it keeps falling from my wallet
With the odd 2-rupee coins

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जो अब नज़र नहीं मिलाता

Poetry, ‘Suman’
(2 min read)
क्या मिलता उसे पाकर ? जो अबतक खो दिया है मैंने
अपनी गज़ल के सहारे,रोज मुकद्दर को ख़बर कर रहा हूँ

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किताबें, कॉफ़ी, और कहानियां

Poetry, Shantanu Jain
(4 min read)
एक सन्नाटा सा पसरा हुआ है !
खौफ़ वाला सन्नाटा नहीं –
सुकून वाला सन्नाटा !

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ध्यान से उतरें

Divya Soni
(3 min read)

आँखें जमी
अड़ी
मोबाइल की स्क्रीन पर
खुदके
दूसरों के

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For a better moment

By Anuragdasi Patel
(3 min read)

Numb moments and indifferent space
Like his eyes
Start to weigh heavy.

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Reborn

By Nikhil Menon
(3 min read)

Why? But Why?

Was the only question I asked

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मेरे मन को एक – तलकनामा

By Anchita Bubna
(5 min read)

ख़ामोशी भरे लफ़्ज़ों को
आंसू में बहाने को जी करता है,
टूटने को जी करता है,
हारने को जी करता है ….

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Fog

Vishala Rao
(5 min read)

slain at my feet, i peck her a final sad goodbye

she annihilates in the love in which i subtly thrive

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विरासत

Minakhi Misra
(3 min read)

पच्चीस का होने वाला हूँ।
बालों में अब चांदी आने लगी है।

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I missed

By Nikhil Menon
(3 min read)

Deeper and Deeper I dove
Yet, the more I despaired
What was I looking for?
I knew not

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The Equation of Life

By Anchita Bubna
(4 min read)

Beg, you explain me what’s the algorithmic logic behind creating the male- female, quadratic equation

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The Day I Lost My Pants

By Daksh Shah
(4 min read)

But little did i know that the devils grotesque,
To humiliate me were totally hell-bent.

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Hide & Seek

By Priyanshi Mathur
(5 min read)

She survived that night, but was sadness prone
The next day she confronted him, “You left me alone!”

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Raw

Arushi Mittal
(3 min read)

A gash there, a slash here

A stab right through the heart

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The Hoarder’s Disorder

Shruti Sharma
(7 min read)
The paraphernalia trapped inside my cupboard were living reminiscence of a life I once lived – The old Nokia phone’s cardboard box!

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Anxiety

Anu Patel
(3 min read)
Where do I rest an anxiety,
Eating my insides
Slithering in my veins
Cowering my skin.

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