Skip to main content


Happy birthday "My Life and Times" !

My blog is two years old today.

A big THANK YOU to my readers, who have kept me going.

Today, I want to share a beautiful poem with all of you. Its all the more special as it has been written by my mother. Long back though.
 I'm pretty sure,you'll love it.


I remember...
The moment I first saw you
When I first looked into your eyes
I felt a tremor,pass down my spine
But you remained unaffected.

I remember...
The other times
Fate put us together.
The many efforts I made
To reach out to you
But you remained indifferent.

I remember...
How desperate I felt
When I did not feel
your presence near,
When I tried to let you know
how much I yearned for you.
But you never seemed to care.
I remember...
The day you were leaving
And I saw you passing by..
My eyes brimming with
unshed tears,
Wondering if you would take me along.
But you never noticed.

I remember...
The tumult I felt within me
Waiting to reveal my
feeling to you,
wanting to probe into
Your silence.

And then...

I felt your
eyelids rise..
The time stood still
when you stopped
and nodded.

I understood you cared.

Note : To read more of her poems,click here.


Priya said…
Happy Birthday to your blog and keep coming girl.
Shilpa said…
Gr8 going... :)
Hearty wishes :)
and thats a nice one from your mother.
Arv said…
Congrats mate :)

keep penning :)
Ria said…
hey happy b'day to ur blog dear!! and hope to see u always writing. :)
Thousif Raza said…
beautiful... the simple words, yet so elegantly used... very beautiful.... :)

and many many happy returns to your blog... may it life for a hundred years more ;)

take care and keep writing.......
~NeeR~ said…
And I love your greatly woven...

Keep writing

Kind Regards
Tulika said…
Heyy !!

I had read this earlier and this is one of the best poems I've ever read. I love it beyond words.

Happy Birth Day "My Life And Times".

I jumped on the bandwagon and hope have an eternal journey.

Best Wishes Anwesa di. :)
rainboy said…
Congrats on anniversary .

Your mom made them, the words talk.

nice one

take care kid
Dhanya said…
Happy wala budday to your blog :D :D
alok said…
Needless to mention that you are a wonderful companion :-) Wish you a very happy belated Birth Day!
Hemanth Potluri said…
Congrats sis :)..wish to see many and many more years to come :)..

Pri said…
happy anniversary to your blog...may it live a very very long life!! ;)


P.S: i loved the poetry
I lovvee your after a lonng time!

Congratulatons for the blog birthday!! Lovely poem.. :)
WarmSunshine said…
hey congrats on ur blog's b'day :)

and cute poem :)
Saras said…
"Mother", God's priceless Gift to you to act on his behalf to support and protect you in all your endeavours!
ANWESA said…
@Dear All,
Thank you for those lovely words !
Nikita said…
its heart touching...
ANWESA said…
Thanks !

Popular posts from this blog


Concealed by dark clouds
You keep shining.
Bright streaks of light
Dazzle me.
Enchant me.
And keep me waiting..
Waiting for you.


The eyes searched someone. The one she could run to at times of need. In someone’s lap, she would pour out all her troubles.
Nobody came.  She grew up, rimmed her eyes with kohl. But they could never hide her tears.
No one came when her soul was ripped apart. No one heard her cries. No one mourned her loss.
After  a while, she thought that tears were a part of the eyes.

Is there any viable alternative to AFSPA?

The mere mention of armed forces evokes the image of courage, bravery and discipline in India. However, in north-east India and Jammu and Kashmir, the picture is vastly altered. Military force is synonymous with fear, brutality and suspicion. The main reason behind this contradictory public image is the “draconian” law, Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. It has vested the armed forces with absolute power mainly to aid fight against terrorism and insurgency. Several unprovoked arrests, tortures, rapes and deaths go unnoticed under the wraps of AFSPA.Unmarked graves have been found in the valley. Fake encounters and disappearances make headlines.  At times, it is a case of mistaken identity. Violence in Jammu and Kashmir has increased since implementation of AFSPA in 1990. Similar incidents are reported from the north-eastern states. 
Jeevan Reddy Commission (2005) had recommended repealing AFSPA and bringing a humanitarian law in place. However, no concrete steps have been taken by th…