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The unrequited love stories

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The first one, let’s call him
Mr. R, the responsible one
Teenage was new
So was the passion
The new crush obsession
R was a nice kind
The good boy, a family guy
Friendship was destiny
Ahh! love, a casualty
I like you, he said
My girl best friend
Alas! I was friendzoned
Love is possible, he said
But you are too young
A child to me
Oh! the irony
He is now married
To the woman as old as me

The second one, let’s call him
Mr. T, the tall one
T was competing with R
The two resided at the same…


Breaking the stigma

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Do you remember Enrique and Usher’s Dirty Dancer that was released in 2011? If not, you can watch the video here.

While this song was pleasing to both eyes and ears for many, I was mostly intrigued by the dance performed by the girls in the video. With their extreme flexibility and their work with the pole, the dancers were the highlight of the whole music video for me.
I was in college at the time, but the memory of the video remained with me as I grew up.

After several years of leading a regular life, I came across…


So is its struggle.

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Most of us feel uncomfortable talking about a woman’s period or its associated effects. We generally avoid discussion around this topic, unless there is something urgent that we need to talk about to our gynecologist.

Apart from the stigma around period, there are also jokes about women PMSing on days they are frustrated.

PMS is no joke, especially for some women!

For those who still don’t know what PMS is:
PMS (or Premenstrual Syndrome) is a series of emotional and physical changes that women experience a week or two before their period.

So, how does PMS really impact women?

I probably didn’t experience or perhaps didn’t pay…


A 15-minute emotion expressed in words

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“I am blank right now.”
Can too many emotions, too many negative and depressing emotions, make you blank? I guess, yes.

“I can’t weep.”
When you can’t let out tears, you feel and continue to feel those negative emotions.

“I don’t feel anything.”
You stop feeling what’s in front of you, near you, around you. The green plants do not bring you joy; the yellow rays of the sun do not brighten your eyes anymore.

“I want to run.”
You wish to run. You want to hide. You want to shout. But, you also wish to be seen.

“What do…


The many faces of manipulation

What is deception?
To you, I ask.
Is it a physical betrayal?
An emotional manipulation?
A mental trickery?
Or a spiritual fraud?
Which of them is the worst,
The most sinister mask?

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Is it the fleeting physical fun?
Where I lay embraced
In arms of another, someone
Who’s not you
While you lay in bed
Your hand open, resting
On my side of the bed
You wait,
Wait for me to come
And lie next to you,
By your side
So you can curl around
Hold me close
Keep me warm
In the quiet of the night

Or is it…


An open letter to my egg

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I am born with a million of you
Million, I lose when I grow old
Your supply is reduced
Drastically, I mean
Only in lakhs now, really?
Throughout your life
You compete too,
Just like the little swimmers
That cover long distances
Only for you
Now, not many know
The largest of you survives
The smaller ones die
Sad, right?
That’s okay
The larger ones die too
If not fertilized
If fertilized,
It brings a new life
Dear Egg inside me,
You represent birth and death
The reality of life!

Information sourced from:
https://rmanetwork.com/blog/egg-cellent-facts-about-eggs/
https://www.healthline.com/health/mens-health/sperm-myth-and-facts


Story of a fallen flower

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It was a lovely day
Just yesterday
Not even 24 hours have gone
It was our hiding spot
Aashif and Ankita, the AasAn (easy) spot
We’d call it
Thinking it would get easier
Here, let me tell you, it won’t

It was a special day
Just yesterday
Not even 24 hours have gone
Aashif brought me a rose
Three years of togetherness
We’d celebrate
Dance to the music of love
But before we could

The day turned dark
Will tomorrow be better,
After 24 hours have gone?
They saw us, tore us apart
Took Aashif by his arm
The rose fell down from his feeble…


Short stories set in India

Book cover

The author of the book, Jagmohan Sharma, is an engineer by profession and writes short stories as a side hustle. His anthology, Twists, is a narration of tales inspired by his experiences and encounters in India. The book is a collection of six short stories that do justice to its name “Twists” by introducing unexpected twists towards the end of each narrative.

The stories have impressive titles that quickly grab the reader’s interest; however, they also negatively affected the book. …


Travel. Solo Travel. Travel Tips.

Tips for a first time solo traveler.

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I had always fancied the idea of going to a random place and exploring it on my own. And when I finally did it, I learned to overcome my own inhibitions that not only concerned travel but so many other things, too.

Before moving to a new place, I always make numerous plans related to my daily schedule, lifestyle, and so many other things, out of which most of them remain unaccomplished.
In Nov ’18, I moved to the US from India as part of an internal team transition. But before I moved, I made big plans in my head…

Ajita

A traveling enthusiast and a keen storyteller. Find out more at penning-silly-thoughts.com or buy me a coffee at ko-fi.com/ajita.

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