Archu From The Archive, Personal

For A Better Tomorrow

I am suffocating. Literally! I am suffocating from the countless thoughts branching inside my head. I am choking from the unspoken words stuck along the passage of my throat. My facial muscles are aching from trying to maintain a smile on my face. The layers of make-up from my recently learnt make-up skills hide all proofs of sleepless nights and…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

College Confessions

I was at my college friend’s wedding reception, exchanging pleasantries with my college folks whom I last met seven years ago. The loud orchestra tearing through an otherwise lovely evening, amplified further by the building’s acoustics, was aimed to either deafen the guests or stop them from interacting with one another completely. The tactic was to keep their focus on…

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Archu From The Archive, Poems, Tamil

Poetic Past

I’ve treasured memories through diaries, papers, pictures and what not and keep re-visiting them every once in a while. To relive happy times and re-learn from the mistakes, as a reminder to renew ambitions and aspirations. That’s how I came upon this today. What struck me the most was how my flair for writing in Tamil has almost come to…

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Archu From The Archive, Personal

Love Letter

Dearest Vijay, Happy Birthday to us! We complete 27 years on this earth today. I have no reservations about disclosing my age. When a woman doesn’t, a man shouldn’t. Unlike many couples who share their wedding anniversaries, we share our birthdays too and that is because we share our birth-date too. How many wives get the opportunity to wish their…

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