aarwen – rambles rhymes and tales

Home Poetry

A Home Is…

That wall against which I rest my tired head The last step sitting on which I stare blankly ahead I ...
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pursuit of knowledge

In Pursuit Of Knowledge

I am amazed at how many people I know who have gone on to study more than me. A Masters ...
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bollywood love

Wherefore Art Thou Bollywood

This Uber driver counselled me today on the importance of having children. With a rather disconcerting directness, he asked me ...
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dhabha wali dal at home recipe

Have you ever served Dhabhe wali Dal at Home?

I have always dreaded day 2 or 3 of having house guests. I have already served them paneer or chole ...
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Spell under the Rainbow

A spell under the Rainbow

This old wizened witch sat by the window Her black pointy hat had a wide gaping hole She was busy ...
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Matters of the heart

Call me old fashioned, but I have always liked love stories to have a tantalizingly slow build up. From irrational ...
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writersbrew poetry


Tired and worn Tattered and torn Swept along hapless with the winds Left alone, faded and forlorn. Wailing and weeping Sobbing ...
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dal baati recipe

Have you ever had dal baati?

Blame it on Sooraj Barjatya. Those loud hyper happy families with beautiful decked grand halls, curving stairways, women with stone jewellery, ...
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dreams disasters

Of Dreams and Disasters

"Elves," concluded Lazywiz. A man and a woman were crossing the street. They were both dressed in black overcoats, a ...
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Dads hardest people buy gifts

Dads are the hardest people to buy gifts for

I had heard these words as the title of a song on a radio channel, on Father's day, 2 years ...
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Starting Online Magazine

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning..

P.G. Wodehouse would often say it's damn difficult to know where to begin a story from. Go too far behind and ...
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Our Plan Poetry

Our plan

Come, run away with me Far away, further than the eye can see Across meadows of mustard Skip through thorny rose ...
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queue Right behind me not beside me

Right behind me, not beside me

"I don't see what's so difficult to understand. This is my spot in the line and you need to stand ...
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inspire and then let go - family of ducks in a lake

Inspire… and then let go..

Whether you are professor Atkin looking upon John Galt, Francisco D' Anconia, Ragnar Danneskjöld (from Atlas Shrugged, the book you ...
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song of love poetry

A Song of Love

Vivid dreams, seethe tenderly A lore of love, for you and me Blades of grass, that branch with a swing Fluttering ...
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