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Some “Over-friendly” Auto-drivers in Delhi – A true incident

First published on Springtide on 12th December 2014
Perhaps it is not the right time to share what I faced in Delhi, not after “the Uber incident”. But then, there’s never a right time. And no matter what hour it is, reality is always the invincible truth.
I’ve been staying in Mumbai from the past one year. I’ve been to Delhi before, but from Mumbai my first visit would be only last week.
It was at around 4:45pm when I took a train from INA metro station to Kashmere Gate. I had to transport my luggage from my friend’s place at Yamuna Vihar to another friend’s place at Katwaria Sarai. It was my first evening there in Delhi and I did a quick imprecise calculation and assumed that I’d reach Katwaria Sarai after picking my luggage, at around 7:00pm.
I assumed that dusk would fall at around 7:00pm like it is the case in Mumbai.
I was a little disappointed to realize that by the time I reached Kashmere Gate it was almost dark although it was only around 5:30pm.
After being rejected by three auto-…

The Infinite Equinox – A Book-Review

First Published inSpringtide - Inspiring Youth Igniting Mindson 11th December 2014
Author: Bhavya Kaushik Published by: Petals Publishers First Edition: December 2014 Number of Pages: 200 Language: English
After hurriedly reading the blurb on the back of The Infinite Equinox (TIE) first, my inattentive mind assumed that it is the journey of a girl from the streets of India to a well-settled life in Seattle.
Only after I reached mid-way of the journey of TIE did I realize that it is not just a single journey – there are two.
The first being the escape of the protagonist from the cruel begging rackets prevalent in the country and the second being the quest of the protagonist to find her origins not only for mental peace but also to be able to survive.
It is essential for Tamanna, the protagonist to find her parents or siblings in order to survive the cancer she was detected with – Leukemia.
Being abducted at an early age, Tamanna has no memory of the place she used to live in with her family. S…

I was You

I bleed blue,
I bleed it all out;
A single gun-shot,
And a deep wound.
Like a broken ferry
on a vast, vast sea;
I tremble,
I shiver,
Drenched in the cold memories.
They still know your name;
They ask where are you.
For I was you then-
Complete,
Unsullied.
For they still are there
In the old battlefield,
Fighting another war.
I've changed;
I've been soiled.
I've bled all hues;
I've seen it all.
My sore wound rots;
I await no war.
Sullied,
Smeared,
I collapse, I shiver.
Broken and twisted -
I am you now.