I Will Be Home

​A series of let­ters from the bat­tle­field, from a sol­dier to his fiancé wait­ing to hear from him again. ​

A per­for­mance piece from Pune Poetry Slam of August 2014. This poem was inspired by a let­ter from Gernot Knopp to Dorothy Bird, a heart-wrench­ing sto­ry which you can read about here.

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Imaginary Lines

 

What if our Indian Pledge (and Anthems from any part of the world) was an hon­est pro­jec­tion of our con­tem­po­rary times? Let me break down the walls we’ve built, because it cre­ates more ene­mies than is sup­posed to keep away. Let me erase the imag­i­nary lines, because it stops our love from expand­ing.

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I Am

Edit from the future, 2017: I don’t like this piece any­more. Someday I’ll rewrite this, or even roast myself for this.

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I ini­tial­ly ded­i­cat­ed this to the ones who start­ed Pune Poetry Slam and Airplane Poetry Movement, but as I kept writ­ing, the poem quick­ly devel­oped a theme of courage to start some­thing won­der­ful despite all the doubts and pres­sures of con­ven­tion­al naysay­ings a per­son goes through in their lives. Of course, this is also a reminder for myself that every first step is always mean­ing­ful.

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Rain of Shame

Poetry in less than 10 mins, just for prac­tice. It helps to sit out­doors and look for sto­ries hid­den in plain sight.

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My (Kinda Technical) Journey In Magic

I might make anoth­er post describ­ing my “Spiritual” jour­ney, con­sid­er­ing the con­tents are slight­ly dif­fer­ent from what I’m attempt­ing to write here. If I don’t, I hope some­one holds me up to it.

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Obbligato

A sequel to Art Burglar. This one’s ded­i­cat­ed to Maya Angelou, Walt Whitman, Arthur Conan Doyle, John Keats, all the giants of the past, but is most impor­tant­ly ded­i­cat­ed to.…YOU. Yes, YOU, the one read­ing this right now. This one’s for you.

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REALLY Seduce A Woman (Satire)">How To REALLY Seduce A Woman (Satire)

This is a satire about some (but not all) peo­ple, usu­al­ly ama­teurs, in the pick-up artists com­mu­ni­ty, as well as oth­er guys in gen­er­al who try to seduce women with­out nec­es­sar­i­ly con­nect­ing with them at a human lev­el.

I’ve nei­ther writ­ten this as a means to offend women, nor to dis­par­age the pick-up artists com­mu­ni­ty as a whole. 

Please read with an open mind.

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When My Girlfriend Satires Me

It seems that my love for metaphors and sur­re­al­ism in my art may not have the nec­es­sary clar­i­ty required for a Spoken Word per­for­mance. Even more of a prob­lem is that this inabil­i­ty to express myself wan­ders into my every­day inter­ac­tions with peo­ple as well, where I’m unable to prop­er­ly express my mind, or end up giv­ing peo­ple wrong impres­sions about me. I’ve often prid­ed myself for being a cir­cu­lar thinker, but it seems to take some skill to trans­late those cir­cu­lar thoughts is lin­ear lin­guis­tic for­mats.

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