Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Poem I wrote after struggling with an extremely niche Investment Banking role. Here is the content: "Hard work always pays off"I've heard this many timesBut I would beg to differSpeaking as a recruiterThe nature of our work, is suchThat you may bend your back for two days in a rowAnd ultimately end up getting nothingHowever,…Read more Hard Work Doesn’t Always Pay Off

Choose Your Friends Carefully

A poem dedicated to one of my former college friends. Here goes the content: I counted you as a friend In fact, not merely a friend But a sister Moreover, when I met you I was shy to a fault And it was you Who broke me out of my shell And got me talking…Read more Choose Your Friends Carefully

An Ode To Harris Jayaraj

Yet another poem dedicated to my favourite music composer. Here is the content: Dear Harris Sir I have been a fan of your music Since the age of sixteen When I heard the song “Oru Maalai” Which transported me to another world A world like no other From then on, there was no looking back…Read more An Ode To Harris Jayaraj

Love Is Not Just About Romance

This is a poem about my musings on love. Here is the content: When you think of love What is the first thing That comes to your mind? Romance, naturally! Because that’s what you’ve been fed Through books, movies, TV shows Media, newspapers, radio And so on Yes, romance is indeed love But love is…Read more Love Is Not Just About Romance

What Does Peace Truly Mean?

Peace is a small wordBut it means a lotWhether it be to an individualOr a familyOr a communityOr a nationOr even, the whole worldPeace has different meaningsFor different peopleFor some, it may mean a world without warsWith every country pitching inTo support its neighbourThrough thick and thinFor others, it may mean finally turning their dreams…Read more What Does Peace Truly Mean?

The Real India

I was prompted to write this poem after a mass conversion of 10000 Bahujans to Buddhism, led by Dr. Rajratna Ambedkar, the great-grandnephew of Dr. B.R.Ambedkar, and organised by Rajendra Pal Gautam, Delhi Cabinet Minister (himself a Buddhist); was targeted by BJP, Congress and casteist media channels as “anti-Hindu” and “spreading hate”. A police complaint…Read more The Real India

Are There No Depths To Which We Can’t Sink?

I heard a shocking piece of news today; a woman had her throat slit in Gadag, Karnataka; just because she converted from Hinduism to Islam. Hence, I decided to write this poem; because, I feel I am responsible in some way – being born in a privileged upper middle class Tamil Brahmin family. Some of…Read more Are There No Depths To Which We Can’t Sink?

“Weasley Is Our King”

Poem on Ronald Bilius Weasley, my favourite character from the Harry Potter series. Here is the content: I am a Potterhead And every Potterhead has a character Whom s/he will defend Till his/her last breath For me, it’s Ron Weasley He is Harry Potter’s best friend Sacrifices himself in a real game of wizard chess…Read more “Weasley Is Our King”

Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

My latest poem on what the world of Investment Banking hiring looks like. Here is the content: Recruitment is never easy Was never easy And will never be easy We all know that Except for some sanctimonious jerks Who think we are making a mountain out of a molehill And thus make it a point…Read more Welcome To The World Of Investment Banking Hiring

Are You A True Leader?

This is the latest poem dedicated to my boss. Here goes the content: You know how hard I work How hard I have worked Over the last five years And how hard I have been working Over the last two years in particular Yet, hearing words of appreciation from you Is a prospect that is…Read more Are You A True Leader?