To Quill the Mocking World

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!

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

October 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Heart Full of Sea

Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)
…… Too heavy to go up to the eyes.
I waited for you to wipe them away.
But you never came.

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Wash Me Away, Dear Rains!

Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)

Push me to the ground so the bruises on my body

make me forget how my heart aches.

September 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blood on the Rainbow

Non-fiction, Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)

‘Be who you are, and be proud’ you said..
As long as Terms and Conditions apply.

June 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

Imaginary Lovers

Chanda Lalwani
(5 minute read)

Tonight I lie alone in my bed
Knowing that you lie in hers.
My eyes are shut, but the mind races.
Imagination is a cruel curse..

June 11, 2016 · 2 Comments

Knotty Minds

Non-fiction, Chanda Lalwani
(3 min read)

I can imagine all the wonderful sounds cursing me as they struggle to find their path to reach my ears. No wonder they hit my eardrums so hard once they escape the maze.

May 20, 2016 · 4 Comments

What If I Have No Passion?

Non-fiction, Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)

What if I want to escape from where I am right now, but do not know where to go? What if nothing keeps me awake at night, except maybe some caffeine?

May 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Red Lady

Non-fiction, Chanda Lalwani
(4 min read)

Spoiler Alert!
Just as Melisandre’s eyes pierced through the camera, I felt a sharp shooting pain piercing through my lower tummy.
My very own Red Lady had arrived.

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

अभी ना जाओ छोड़ कर

चंदा लालवानी
(3 मिनट)

अकेलेपन में काम आ जाये
कल का साथ, आज रात दे दो

February 6, 2016 · 1 Comment

M for Marriage, N for No

By Chanda Lalwani
(7 min read)

Love is a natural phenomenon, sex is a natural phenomenon. This, this is just a man-made ritual to entertain the society

January 23, 2016 · 3 Comments

2016 – New Wine, Old Bottle, Chopped Apples

By Chanda Lalwani
(3 min read)

Every year, when the evening of 31st December sneaks up on me, I’m affected by the same old conflict. Optimism versus Cynicism. Season 26.

January 2, 2016 · 1 Comment

Dil, Dimaag, and Dosti

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

The line between the friend zone and the love zone (hereafter referred to as the F/L line) is as visible to me as colors to a dog.

December 26, 2015 · 1 Comment

Chennai and The Flood of Humanity

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

The stories of everyday heroes cropped up everywhere,

Stories that wet many an eye.

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

It’s Not You, It’s Me

By Chanda Lalwani
(3 min)

Your smile melted my heart. Your absence made it ache.

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dark Chocolate Muse

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

Her skin was dark, almost like the dark chocolate she enjoyed binging on. It was dark enough for pictures taken in dim light to embarrass her.

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

I’m Fake and I Know It

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

“Strong is the need for validation. Stronger is the need to pretend you don’t suffer from it.”

October 16, 2015 · 4 Comments

Pink cotton candy

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

The ones selling hot fluffy idlis to joggers at 6 am. The ones selling roasted peanuts to young lovers finding privacy in the openness.

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wake Me Up When It’s All Over-II

By Chanda Lalwani
(5-10 min read)
“Good morning!”
Relief, guilt, embarrassment, anger, anxiety, and happiness fought over who would get to be expressed first. Nervousness won.
“Hi” she whispered.

September 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

Wake Me Up When It’s All Over – I

By Chanda Lalwani.
(5-10 min read)

The call disconnected, but the voice had made its connection! That smooth, deep yet cheerful male voice! She sprung up on her bed, eyes wide open. His voice had shooed away all sleep in an instant. She reached office 5 minutes early that day.

August 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Book of Labels

By Chanda Lalwani.

Every time she passed by the corridor outside her classroom, she would hear other students whisper behind her back. Well they thought they were whispering, except that they weren’t. She heard every label given to her, loud and clear.

August 8, 2015 · 4 Comments

Melting away with the sun

By Chanda Lalwani

She ran down the stairs,
Ran the whole way,
Saying things in her head
That to him she would say.

July 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Woods Not-So-Lovely, Dark, and Deep

By Chanda Lalwani

What we don’t know is of the freedom below,

Of falling from that edge, of wings that we’ll grow.

July 4, 2015 · 2 Comments

Dark Side of the Moon

By Chanda Lalwani

Last night she felt the shivers.

Of the sun’s rays going away.

June 20, 2015 · Leave a comment

Build Me a Little Nest

By Chanda Lalwani

Call me by the name you gave me.
Look at me, gaze into my eyes.
Blushing, when my cheeks turn red,
Tell me I have a beautiful smile.

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The 4 Minute Long Ride

By Chanda Lalwani.

They say one of the easiest ways to go back in time, is through a familiar tune. If Chaddi Pehen ke Phool Khila Hai reminds me of the carefree childhood days, then Kadhal Sadugudu (Aye Udi Udi) takes me to the land of perfect romance.

May 16, 2015 · 2 Comments

And the mountains shivered

By Chanda Lalwani.

“If the leaders of a particular party think it’s because Rahul Gandhi eats beef and does not purify himself after the ‘sin’ has been committed, there are proponents of a religion say it is because the Nepalese haven’t heard of the gospel.”

April 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

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