Non-Healing

Funny, isn’t it? Contrary to everything my role-models in the field of medicine and technology propose, I speak here, not of healing, but of non-healing. I am perfectly aware that a vast supply of information is made available on the subject of grief, suffering and ‘healing’ – as though what they term ‘healing’ was a…

Broken Light

Do you see her blank eyes, which know but cannot speak because her mind is restricted? Her name is Anuja. She is orange-pink in a world of grey shades. She is twenty-one. She used to be beautiful once, saliva dribbling down her lower lip. Her mother had been alive, and although she never saw eye…

Refuge

The more conscience you’re loaded with, the more painful the journey becomes. Hyenas have a special radar for conscience, because it gives them the means to exploit the ones who possess it. He was a good boy, and he had been visiting the hospital with his sick brother. In his eyes, I saw my own…

Other Side

One day, I was at my happiest. But, the ones who were supposed to be happy about my gleeful state, did not like it so much. For a long time, I lived with the idea that I was meant to be sad, because a child heavily depends on that shitty sense of approval she gets…