Your Love

When I am with you, we stay up all night. When you’re not here, I can’t go to sleep. Praise God for those two insomnias! And the difference between them. Maulana Rumi I hope you’re a free spirit. My soul has grown to be at ease in shackles. I’ve learned to make do with my […]

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The Sound of Heartbreak

The theme of heartbreak is recurring a lot in my creative ideas lately. I’m fascinated by it, not only based on my own experiences but because of how heartbreak is a shared experience. It truly strikes the core of the mortal condition, something that we all understand – a pain that crosses age, class, race, […]

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Ki Jaanan Main Kaun

I wrote this poem having been inspired by Bulleh Shah’s 18th century poem “Bulla, Ki Jaanan Main Kaun?”. Bulleh Shah was a Punjabi Sufi poet and philosopher, who was born in the late 17th century. Little about his life is known outside of fables and stories, but his poetry is his most enduring legacy. I’ve […]

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Cocaine, Sugar, & Milk

              I recently discovered this poem I wrote when I was 18. Back then I was a lot angrier, a lot more confused, politically-inclined, and clinging to one ideology after another. My interest in poetry has slowly begun to reinvigorate, so I’m reaching into my own past for a […]

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The Art of Legacy

Innovation is not only the word of the day, but the flavour of this era. It’s at the heart of our economic system, our knowledge infrastructure, and our technological trajectory. To spur innovation has been, since the dawn of man, to propel forth the caravan of civilization. However, at times I feel that the standards […]

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