She calls me Zeba

I lay on the prickly brown-green grass, reading a book. I have a lot of time here, in this dream. This little town in the lap of mountains, pampers me. I feel like a baby again in possession of peace and happiness. I don’t worry about the bills, the job, the monies, the false friends and even the repercussions of being ‘myself’ with a kin. I am far away from all that – I’m with happiness here.

It’s a cold day. The sun doesn’t let me out of its sight even for a second. My fingers are cold and pale. I turn them carefully with my numb fingers – the old, fragile brown pages of the old book. I love its smell.

Not very far from me, is a small hut, smoke escaping its top and floating in white unshapely globs. The clear blue sky looks a shade lighter through them – I like that shade. I remember the cotton candy and hallucinate of a sweet taste. The fire should to be kept alive all day long. I love this house – it is warm and cozy even on the coldest day. It is very small though.

A very kind old lady owns the pretty house and I adore her. She has allowed me to stay in there. We don’t speak each others language and communicate in signs and smiles. I don’t know her name, she never tells me, I call her khala. She never asked my name but she calls me Zeba.


(Image: Google images)

My Bucket List


(Part 1)

  1. Own a pet
  2. Start a blog
  3. Blog regularly
  4. Learn salsa
  5. Bake a cake
  6. Learn swimming
  7. Learn Spanish
  8. Learn to drive
  9. Cook mom’s fav. dish on her birthday
  10. Cook dad’s fav. dish on his birthday
  11. Swim with the dolphins
  12. Throw a dart on the world map and travel where it lands
  13. Visit all 7 continents
  14. Run a marathon
  15. Start a business (tiiinnyy)
  16. Dance under the stars
  17. See all major world monuments
  18. Go scuba diving
  19. Go on a multiple days trek/hike
  20. Trek in the Valley of flowers
  21. Get in better shape
  22. Stay a night in desert
  23. Travel to the Amazon rainforest
  24. Stay overnight in a forest
  25. Go on the African safari
  26. Go on a cruise
  27. Go backpacking in Europe
  28. Inca trail to Machu Picchu
  29. Watch the Northern lights
  30. Explore the Great Barrier Reef
  31. Travel to Scotland
  32. Stay a night on a mountain
  33. Climb a hill in rain
  34. Camp next to a waterfall in a rainforest
  35. Eat in a palace
  36. Have breakfast in bed
  37. Watch a sunrise from top of a mountain
  38. Watch sunset from top of a mountain
  39. Camp next to a lake
  40. Go hiking often
  41. Walk in the Grand canyon
  42. Mt. Everest base camp
  43. Travel to Iceland
  44. Go on a desert safari
  45. Elevator ride at Burj Khalifa
  46. Stay in a tree house
  47. Read all the books of my favorite author
  48. Get an article published in a magazine
  49. Meet my favorite author (at least one)
  50. Own a library
  51. Write a decent poem
  52. Write a decent short story
  53. Write more!
  54. Movie marathon
  55. Read Geeta, Bible & Quran
  56. Go to Disneyland
  57. Start a book club
  58. Write + publish a book
  59. Plant a tree
  60. Go on a road trip
  61. Have a coffee with fav. celebrity
  62. Learn cocktail-making
  63. Take spontaneous trip(s)
  64. Go to a live Ghazal concert
  65. Visit a friend abroad
  66. Volunteer to the forest department
  67. Bike in Ladakh
  68. Help a stranger
  69. Send a handwritten letter to someone close
  70. Go Parasailing
  71. Go paragliding
  72. Do white water rafting
  73. Go rappelling
  74. Find a perfect red lipstick
  75. Stargazing
  76. Go to a drive-in theater
  77. Kiss in the rain
  78. Walk on a beach with ‘him’
  79. Travel to the favorite place with ‘him’
  80. Write a poem for him
  81. Give a homeless a gift
  82. Go skydiving
  83. Complete the ‘secret’ task
  84. Time travel 😀
  85. Never stop dreaming!

The actual list in my diary is a tad bit longer than just 85 wishes(and keeps adding)…but I would spare you trouble 😉 but thanks for reading this one!

Tell me what tops your wish list? When are you striking it through?

Wish upon a star

Hand in hand we walk for miles
With talks laughs and secret smiles
Guiding our path through the hazy mist
Softly blows the cool breeze
Green misty and peaceful
Dreamlike and beautiful
There’s a perfect spot
Our eyes have caught
Straight out of the storybook
There’s this babbling brook
We sit by its gurgling water
And continue our chatter
You toss a pebble or two
I keep looking at you
You smile at me lovingly
And plant a gentle kiss
Shimmering in the silver moonlight
The night is a complete delight
We dip our toes in the sparkling waters
Being with you here is all that matters
Sitting cozy, wrapped in your arm
Glowing softly in your love so warm
Wondering whether it’s a dream
I look at your eyes, as they gleam
I close my eyes and
Remember an old dream
I smile and snuggle
As the wish comes true


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Stay alive!

They say it’s darkest

Just before the dawn

What they don’t say is

The night will be long

I hear distant voices

Nothing do I see

Soft halos and hushed noises

Buzzing in a playful spree

You need not fear the dark

For it’ll lead you to light

To bask in the sunshine

You need to survive this dark night


Image: By Yogini. Hand silhouette (only) courtesy Google images.

Busy bee – that’s me

Its been a long time since I visited wordpress 😦

A lot new is happening in life, keeping me as busy as a bee. Finally landed up in a job with a title I have waited to have for as long as ever – I’m finally a Creative Writer 🙂 🙂 🙂 Extremely happy, content & busy. Life is busy but really GOOD 🙂 🙂 And yes, dreams do come true!

I am hoping to be back soon & be a regular blogger. Take care all, have fun!!