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Abha Mehra

A Woman
A Woman

Who is she? The 'object' of our desire or the undesired? Who is she? The one who warms the bed or bears the prodigy? Who is she? The antique decoration or the new toy everyone wants to play with? Who is she? Is she the sculpture on the walls or the mannequins in the malls? ...

Where is that unadulterated, honest and corrupt free land of God?
Where is that unadulterated, honest and corrupt free land of God?

I saw notes of five hundred being slipped secretly; promises of VIP darshan being made. Almost each and every pandit was busy alluring devotees into huge donations. A dozen people standing in line like salesmen were selling God’s blessings, gallons of milk for contribution in the prasaad; slowly ripping people off rupee by rupee in the name of God. ...

Life in a Nutshell
Life in a Nutshell

If we look closely, our life is made up of different episodes. It is a story with its personalized twists and turn for every life. There are a million moments we wish to revisit every now and then. It can be anything, really. Probably, those innumerable wishes we made on our birthday, first time we made a person laugh, first day of being an “adult”—overloaded with nervousness—first trip, first kiss and many more immeasurable special, countless memories that leave us gleeful....

Who Am I?
Who Am I?

Every now and then I go into a mode of complete panic. I frantically look for a trace of my true self or answers, but find absolutely nothing. I deconstruct my actions, and again, nothing. At times, I wonder if it is futile, this desperate need to find oneself. Do I really need to have a concrete classification of who I really am? Or is it something I want to have, to soothe the anxiety that uncertainty has given birth to? Who am I?...

Relationship Goals?
Relationship Goals?

That is what it is, is it not? Then why have we become so pretentious? Why is the relationship about whether he liked your picture or not? How did it end up being a game of authority? When did it turn into a sham to show the world that you are not alone, while you still cry lonely at nights? I think all of us have been there, haven’t we? The place where dwelling over those irrelevant things, just to make a point to the world; a phase when it was fad being in a relationship....

Those Moments
Those Moments

Although fortunately there exist moments that fill our soul with hope. And it is no secret, that they make us live each day with gathered courage; just so we see more of those rare hopeful days. Just to familiarize us with the emotion called love in a land full of discrete detestation. Those moments help us prepare to face life. And helps us register the fact that life is not going to be fair, yet somehow it is beautiful....

The Invisible Wall
The Invisible Wall

That is when I started building a wall around me. Yes, the invisible one which almost every single person has, at least once in their life. How’d I construct it? The same way all of us do, with those bricks that are thrown our way when we start to express a little more, when we try to expect more than we should. Scar by scar, brick by brick....