The entangled hairs remained entangled Face looked so worn-out My shirt un-tucked and dirty, A look at the mirror was enough! Being bid farewell by eyes’ glow Whispers heard were a delusion Arcane dreams invaded sleep, A look at the entrance was enough! Pouring rain was continuous Swaying grasses were bent Creaking swing was empty, A look at the meadow...
Those sad smiles are not meant for soothing, Sweet lies to be believed in. Left upto you to choose, Lifeless or life taking. You are at close, That’s not called losing. It’s the same for everyone in the end, Difference lies in the distance from the bend. Baseless seems the discussion, Things we dint intend, Those moral values we...
Being a woman myself, Is an honour I feel, Every soul in which is a truth, And not a character amidst the reels. It is the story of every woman, Who carved their own destinies, Believed womanhood is a pride, And buried alive all their miseries. It is the story of every woman, Who makes points of defying...
Let us go then, you and I Through the woods, Dense and deep; Amidst the emerging roots. It will all be just fine. Just the way it all began, The way it all took shape , The shape of a lovely tale. We met. First a stranger, Then a friend; Then the first one to take a stand. Kindergarten kid, To present...
I stay silent, amongst my twinkling peers, As I watch the eight year old, who fears, Compelling his mother to move his toys inside, Lest they get lonely and scared in this night sight. I'm in a shape, yet shapeless, I'm surrounded by many, yet alone, I provide the...
We all are little broken,  And waiting for the one to come and fix all the broken part. Strange but true… The worst feeling comes when,  You don’t know whether to wait or to forget. Strange but true… We always end up forgiving the one who wasn’t even sorry. No matter what we love them more...
Moving away yet bound together Nostalgia a really beautiful thing to experience, meeting an old friend takes you back on a ride to your memories. The joys we share and the hardships we faced, the pranks we played and the fun we had. We may not realise it then but...
Walking on a rainbow Catching all the stars Moon flirts with my wavy hair Sun shines on my rosy lips Life never looked so beautiful The world never looked so bright I am happy I am merry I am positive I am high I am high on love I am high on life I am so very high on you The time...
Dearest DAD, Cherished and adored by the world, Extolled by peers, Possessing the magical smile, You’ve procured the copious achievements after plodding that mile. Gifted with that placating voice, Discreet in judgment and mind, Affection for us scintillates in thy ravishing eyes. The perfect blend of determination and noblest discernment, As facile as an oyster, Our most precious amenity, Dad,...
How beautiful is the Poetry of the ones Whose hearts ache of last nights love. That left them and their shirts, crumpled on the bed sheets. Like feathers of a willful bird, Gotten hurt from a branch of home. That now withers on the roads, without a flight. How lucky are these men , that cry. Silently behind...
The adventure long lost For the world never stays the same after Not called upon much by one But this love found me in the desert Where I searched for you in the horizon In the sandy dunes under the Sun The hot air in the oasis Brought me your fragrance, it was then that it...
Here is to our journey across the sea, And for the moments you made me happy. Showing me the way to our destination, For being the reason of my salvation, And helping me overcome the force of gravitation. You’re like the oldest star in the sky So far away from impurity, so high. Yet the closest...
The Remains of the First Love ever I’d never known I’ll lose this feeling one day, Love always won, they say. It was definitely love at first sight, No matter what, you always showed me the right. I still remember your shy face in the mirror, Seeing you in any kind of pain made me...
An Undying Quest For all time dark and light, Even if the endeavor speaks of pertinacious travails, The ray of hope will not be far out of sight.   Change is the only constant, they say Evil might metamorphose into an angel, Someone’s love might transform into their prey.   Courage and Hope are obstreperous, It is the key...
When the stars shine a little brighter, They call it love. When everything is a reminder of them, They call it love. All ever wish for is a recipeocation And even if there's no chance You always find a motivation. You wonder how you look through their eyes, Do they think of you as much as you...
Keshav Venkataraghavan, or Keshav, as he is popularly known, is a Chennai based cartoonist and illustrator, who is currently one of the chief cartoonists with The Hindu newspaper. He has more that over 15,000 political cartoons and over 10,000 illustrations to his credit till date, as one of the...
There’s a stain on the window, It blurs my view, And darkens the world outside, The view is bleak, The streets are sleek, And the resemblance is striking.   There’s a stain on the window, It stops my thoughts, It restricts my love, Is the wind blowing? Is it not? There’s confusion inside, And the resemblance is striking.   The resemblance is striking, To my heart, My brain,my mind,my soul, There’s a stain, A stain so large, That the world seems small, And dark and bleak.   There’s a stain on the window, And then the sun rises, It blinds my eyes, Blinds my eyes by its magnificence and grace, It’s light so powerful, I feel cleansed.     The sun shines and I close my eyes, I open them after a while, And lo! The stain on the window, It seems to have gone.    
The way you cloy things up, Leaves me lovestruck. Makes me forget the path so dark and flaky. Just don’t know why, I’m so crestfallen. You’re the best I have ever known The phase would be the hardest when you’re gone. I am hating the days going by so fast Trying hard not to think when All of...
  Tucked-in shirt, Tightened with belt Fairly combed hair, Nervous he felt. Excited parents, Wearing masks of glow and charm They too were nervous from within, Life's clock had struck a new alarm. Will he be able to, Take the responsibilities coming by? Will he walk through the rocky path, And bid his fears Good-bye? Will he take up the challenges, And jump...
Life is very strange As time passes we change I feel I can improve more But it becomes difficult before I cant tell which way is right But I choose the one I like  While travelling that path I meet many pal Some decide to stay with me forever Some decide not to meet me ever Yeah, I become...
A Solider Dream For Peace Cogitating the remnant horrors on diving back to the past, The scintillating and indelible images that the battles always cast. A soldier I was, profusely bleeding on the terrain of war. Born with the trepidation of death, this is what I grew up to abhor. Tell me what I...
The time to die has come, for no immortal did I ever become, will have to leave what I earned. The lessons that I learned, The relations I gained, Even the memories that pained, Nothing can be taken along, Except the deeds I did Till now since long. Now here...
  The burning sensation of chagrin, Those thoughts weaved in a chain. Having close resemblance to asbestous Desperate to be blown out in the flames, No scars come without percepts. You wish this hurt was remedial, Conservator of peace to be believable Some risks you took To be affordable. There is no one out there to blame Only one way...
We all need that one person who can calm us in every situation. When you know you are shattering, you are breaking, you are collapsing, you want that someone to pick up all of your pieces and join them to form a completely new and beautiful you. When there...