Archu From The Archive, Poems, Social

#MeToo

What is harassment really? Rape, touch, leer? Indifference to comments and cat-calls? Anything that fosters fear? The #MeToo hashtag is trending And makes me stop and think As I relate to and resonate Few flashback tears, I blink. I have little stories, Some dark secrets untold. Pages from my childhood, When I was eight or nine years old. We were…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

A Real-Life Rom-Com Episode

When was the last time you wrote something? I am not talking about writing stories, poems, assignments or whitepapers. I am not talking about the content of writing at all. I am talking about the actual act of holding a pen or pencil between your fingertips and carving alphabets and words on the paper for whatever purpose. And excuse me,…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Introspection

An eye-opener moment! We all get that once in a while, don’t we? Someone out of the blue for no specific reason suddenly gives us clarity. Something out of nowhere helps put our perceptions back in place. Somewhere deep within, our memories are stirred, memories about moments, memories about people and memories that matter. We wake up from life with…

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Archu From The Archive, General

This one is for you, Vijay

Strong is a man who achieves. Stronger is the one who celebrates his wife’s achievement. Strong, not because he had a big heart to “allow” or “let” his wife pursue her dreams but because he stood for what he believed in, stood by his wedding vows and stood as a solid pillar of support for the lady he loves, defying…

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