Would you judge a doctor by their appearance?

Doctors are humans first, physicians second. If you saw your doctor in a bar or a restaurant holding a drink, would that cause you to question them? If you saw your gynecologist on a lovely beach in Bali, wearing a bikini, would that make you rethink her competence as a physician? I have always been…

Poetry Published!

Excited to share that my poetry was published in the popular Art and Travel magazine, Synchronized Chaos! I’ve shared the link below, do give it a read! Thank you for all the support and encouragement. I would never have the courage to share my work if it weren’t for your constant motivation. Shruti Iyer conveys…

Into the mind of an artist

I wrote this with the subjectivity of art in mind. How artists are constantly insecure to share their work because they do not know if its sheer brilliance or if they are just blind to their faults. It’s a constant tug of war between you and that voice in your head. Because sharing your art,…

The day I said goodbye

Never did I imagine,this day would come,But I knew,I just knewIt was time to say goodbye,On the last day of that July.~As I sat,Tied to those machines,I longed to be free,and just be,To breathe in the salty air,And watch the sun dissolve into the sea,Like the sugar cube that melts into my tea.~But I couldn’t…

The Poised Princess

Walking the tightrope, A poised princess, You filled my cracks, With stained-glass insets, I twist and I turn, To impossible shapes, You revel in my lustre, They watch, mouth agape. Knowing well if I fail, I’d shatter to pieces, I hate you for being, My well-favored weakness. Then one day I fell, With no one…

Blogging Awards

I am always amazed by the unending support this forum offers to writers and bloggers! Beyond thrilled to share that I was nominated for 3 awards! It is an absolute honour to be nominated by such talented, established bloggers. The Liebster Award by Cindy Georgakas and Introverted Thoughts Please do check out their awesome blogs…

The journey from skeptic to Swiftie

“Time, mystical time, cutting me up and then healing me fine.Time, wondrous time, gave me the blues and then purple pink skies” I first listened to Taylor Swift as a ten-year-old who loved everything Disney. With tracks of High School Musical and Hannah Montana constantly on repeat on my iPod, I stumbled upon ‘Love Story’….

A Physiological Conundrum

Most of my posts reflect my mood as I write to express, entertain and evolve. Hence sometimes the posts are heart-wrenching and melancholic and at other times they are simple and light. I believe that personal blogs are all about articulating your personality and what makes you, YOU. Medicine and writing are two key facets…

My three-minute fix

A small moment of respite in a rather long lockdown! “There’s so many wars we’ve fought There’s so many things we’re not But with what we have, I promise you that We’re marching on, we’re marching on.” I rolled down the windows of my Dad’s car, the crescendo beat picked up, and my brother and…

Wanderlust

This is one of the first poems I had written in school over six years ago. It is not as refined as I would’ve liked, but it holds a dear place in my heart – for two reasons. One, because it was when I wrote this that I fell in love with writing and poetry….