Excerpts from the diary I never wrote

The Shooting Star

Today, I came across a poem I penned for my mother 8 years ago! We might be many years older, but my admiration for her is unchanged.

I want to fall in love

As someone who has always been fixated by the big picture, I often forget to find joy in life and get buried under a mound of work and stress. And lately, I’ve been making an effort to just take a few moments to breathe, to look around me and find pleasure in what is around…


A Haiku is a type of short form poetry originally from Japan. Traditional Japanese haikus consist of three phrases, with 5,7 and 5 syllables. Modern Haikus adeptly capsulate emotions and present them in a succinct verse. The main aim of a haiku, in my opinion is to convey a message or a feeling in a…


There’s a common misconception that crying is a sign of weakness. And it’s a stereotype we need to break. Crying is often therapeutic and it’s a healthy way to express emotion. It’s a way to overcome difficult feelings and must be normalized for men, women, parents and kids. To describe that, I’ve written a short…


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Hi, I’m Shruti, your quintessential Type-A medical student from India. I am passionate about holistic healthcare and have a penchant for writing. I have always struggled to talk about my emotions but when I put pen to paper, the words just flow, effortlessly. So join me in this journey of self discovery as I share excerpts from the diary I never wrote!

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