Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Friend as Zafu


” I am really sad because of all difficulties I am facing in my life,I am not getting promoted ,my salary doesn’t justify the hard work I put in my work,I need to buy a home which I can’t do and sometimes I feel like my life has no motive ” ,He told to his friend.

“You know you should thank to God for capabilities  you have and you can always find other options to get what you want ,sometimes time doesn’t work according to our effort, but that doesn’t mean that we get anxious and stop trying.Also when you feel that you don’t have motive in life, try to help those who don’t have education to find work , who can’t afford a place to buy on rent even and who don’t have food to eat”, his friend said.

This is just a piece of fiction but I think  if every friend,parent,teacher,boss will act as zafu, helping his/her friend/colleague/children in realising the importance of their life by showing them facets of positivity when they need it most then stress, depression and suicide like terms will be rarely heard.

Thought of the day :

When ever you feel that you are the most unhappy person on earth, look around yourself and you will find people who have many more reasons of grief but still they manage to smile and think positive.

© Payal Tyagi,Writings By Payal Tyagi

Posted in poetry, Quote, quotes

She is a phenomenal woman

She stands at the periphery of judgementals,

Doesn’t let anyone touch her soul beyond consensus,

She walks with dignity even without having perfect shape,

She flaunts her beauty in her wrinkled and stretched face,

She smiles with pride,digging deep in to fleshes of her teeth,

Still wonders who is she??

She is you, and she is me.

Still wonders who is she ??

Happy #womensday to all the pretty ladies who knows that every day belongs to them and the gentlemen who are gentle enough to respect woman for being a woman.

So ladies #staybold #keepsmiling and #beyou .

We all are

phenomenal woman.

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Posted in poetry

When nothing works as planned……

Hustle bustle goes on when nothing works as planned;

 mind gets distract and  eyes remain open,

Everyone says try hard to breakthrough your destiny ;

and I could only say it’s not new, I have faced it earlier too.

There is a light of hope illuminating inside me;

which keeps me going and going,

today I might be at downside but tomorrow my future would be bright.

© Payal Tyagi

Posted in TravelMemoirs

A travel gift that can never be forgotten

If Sydney is the rising sun of New South Wales in Australia then Port Stephens is the alluring silhouette of  the clouds at the moment of sunset located in Hunter region of NSW. This travel gift on my birthday from my husband was a surprise. The journey was embraced through  train ride from Sydney Central station to Newcastle along with one hour bus journey to Nelson bay allowing me to amaze myself from picturesque of the houses over the coastline and the turquoise blue sea.

The Ibis hotel was on the shores of Salamander bay for which we took another bus ride from Nelson bay. Till this point of time I was going with the flow without expecting any further awe moment, then I had sudden urge of sea view room for which we requested even and refused by the hotel staff. But as we entered in the balcony of our room the view was awestruck with beach, sea, greenery of Tomaree Head and welcome wine on the table. Next day we were told about complimentary breakfast which was mentioned in our tickets about which I wasn’t imbued by my husband and we packed our stomach to make ourselves ready for Snorkeling ; another surprise by him.


What will happen to me when I will be under water for the very first time, was the question storming my brain upside down, but somehow I made up my mind and strengthened my heart to go for it. When I entered in water with instructor I couldn’t breathe properly, panicked but slowly and steadily I became comfortable and to my surprise I spend fifty minutes underwater along holding a pink jelly fish in my hand and watching corals.After this small achievement, whale watching cruise was waiting for us as a reward at coast of Nelson bay.


When we came back to hotel I laid down and lost in another world without thinking of big day. In the midnight suddenly my husband woke me up to see a room full of balloons, illuminated candles, cake and getting enlightened with soft music.

”Happy Birthday honey”,he wished me with a hug.

After going back to Sydney, enthralled by all the stupendous efforts made by my husband for this travel gift especially hotel stay,I asked  him you would have spend at least a grand in hotel stay for all the facilities we availed which wasn’t required, to which what he politely replied had ringed hard in my ear drums ,

“No, it was just 350$ in total”

The last thing I expected….

My article on world nomads

Mera sab bura bhi kahna par accha bhi sab batana,

Mai jab jau is duniya se to meri dastaan sunana.

Ye bhi batana ki kaise samundar jeetne se phle mai hazaaro baar choti choti nadiyo se hara tha.

Wo ghar wo zameen dikhana,koi magroor jo khe to shuruwat meri jarur batana,

batana safar ki dushwariya meri, taki koi jo meri jaisi zameen se aaye

uske liye nadi ki jhaar humesha choti hi rahe aur samunder jitne khwab unki aankho se kabhi jaye nhi.

Par unse meri galtiya bhi mat chupana, koi puche to bta dena ki kis darje ka nakara tha mai.

Kah dena jhootha tha main,batana kaise jaroorat pe kaam na aa saka ,vaade to kiye par nibha na saka,

intkaam saare pure kiye par kuch ishq adhure rahne diye.

Bta dena sabko ki main matlabi bada tha, har bade makaam pe tanha hi khada tha.

Mera sab bura bhi kahna, accha bhi sab btana

Main jab jau is duniya se to meri dastaan sunana…



By Stand up comedian Zakir Khan


I saw a video in which Zakir poured out heart on story since from his struggling days  at Mehfil of Spoken 2017  where he recited this poetry telling how he want people to remember him after he leave this world and it touched my soul.

For people those who can’t understand  Hindi, I would apologize for not translating the deep emotions….


Meri Dastaan Sunana by Zakir Khan

Posted in Zafu #LifeBeyondStigma

Eddie and Patty

Goa is a dream destination for most of the people to visit at least once in a life time, but for the residents it’s a daily routine as it was Eddie Steward who was working there in the SBI bank. She was single and a beauty with brain whose best friend was her sweet little Patty more than any human. Patty was a beautiful white kitten who mostly used to remain cladded in furry jackets enhancing her beauty, especially the royal blue jacket on her shining body hairs could give the painting goals to any artist. Whenever Eddie used to be free she takes Patty along to enjoy the tranquillity on beaches of North Goa. This was her every weekend plan until her parents who were living in South Goa called to tell about suitable match they found for her and asked her to come home on weekend as they had arranged a meeting.

“Ma, why did you arrange without asking me? I don’t want to meet anyone.”

“Eddie, we are listening that from last two years but now we can’t wait anymore, how long you want to take? You have already crossed your age.”

“Still Ma, I am not the Spinster. Why don’t you understand that I am not ready for marriage yet ??”

“And why don’t you understand, what we are going through.”

After this Eddie couldn’t say a word thinking that she might have the right to decide for her life, but she has no right of hurting her parents.

Eddie wasn’t single since she graduated the college seven years ago. She had someone in her life whom she loved so intense that when she had her break up she decided that she won’t marry. Though Ansh wasn’t a Christian lad but it doesn’t matter  and she decided to follow her heart until he left her broke, the day he realised that his feelings wasn’t that serious for her to bound himself in a commitment. Eddie’s mother sighed a huge relief after hearing about it without having any idea of her dark circumstances. Her parents were strict about the rule, they made for their princess that she has to keep the honour of the family by getting married to a Christian boy which she knew very well but her heart didn’t.

Since last four years she became an introvert who wouldn’t like to socialise much with humans after getting stumbled due to fear of getting hurt and that’s how she met Patty. She used to grumble with her most of the time when she had the urge to talk. When Eddie’s mother informed her about the meeting, suddenly she started feeling butterflies in her stomach. Now she had been alone so long with Patty that a fear of incompatibility started haunting her. But she had no choice left now.

On Saturday, it was shiny beautiful morning where the sun was bathing the beaches with its colourful rays but for Eddie it was kind of an exam day where she had no interest in breathing the beauty around rather she had to reach her home soon. After reaching home as per her mother’s instructions, she wore sky blue silk sari wrapping tightly around her snowy body which embraced her beauty more. She wanted to tie her hairs but her mother didn’t let her. After sometime the boy and his family reached.  His name was Richard Thomas, working in five-star hotel and was perfectly apt for tall, dark and handsome statement. After sometime the parents of both parties asked Richard and Eddie to spend some time alone. Though Eddie was quite reluctant to talk but a question in her mind was nagging her whether she would be able to keep her Patty along or not. Richard gave start to their conversation by asking her likes and dislikes and in return she replied asking another question on top of it, whether he like pets or not, specially cats. Richard was so intrigued by Eddie’s personality that he didn’t want to take the chance by saying no. This gave Eddie a reason to nod her acceptance, though she was still doubtful and afraid about the love she had buried deep in her heart in past deciding that she won’t fall in love with any other person.

After her daughter gave nod, Eddie’s mother was quite overwhelmed. On Sunday morning, she went to the church for thanking Jesus for accepting her prayers. Their marriage had been fixed for a date which was after three months and shopping was started. Eddie bought an elegant white gown for herself while Richard bought Turquoise blue coloured Tuxedo and the day came when they both took the oath in front of Jesus keeping Eddie’s parents dignified in honour.

Wedding happened but nobody asked Patty whether she wanted to share her partner or not and this became a reason for her resentment specially towards Richard because he was the one who came in between. Eddie and Richard started living in Eddie’s house as it was suitable for three of them. Whenever both of them used to lock themselves in the room, Patty started yowling in such high volume that Eddie couldn’t stop herself from coming out. For the starters Richard tried to understand the situation, but soon he started getting annoyed. He once asked Eddie for going out without Patty so that the duo may get some crucial time to spend. When they came back, as the door opened a foul smell get stacked to their nose, after maundering here and there, they got to know it was the poop which Patty did all around. Eddie became worried about Patty because she knew that Patty knows her place of doing shit. She took her to the doctor but everything was normal as per the doctor. He just advised Eddie for not leaving Patty alone which made Richard resentful. It was becoming difficult for Eddie to keep a balance between her spouse and her cat because neither Patty was ready for extending her hand of friendship to Richard nor he was.

One weekend on a bright Sunday morning when sun was over the head Richard and Eddie got awake only to find Patty nowhere around. Then after looking on terrace Richard found her hanging with the railing on open side. As he bends forward to bring her back, his foot slipped and he lost his balance and by that time Patty came back by herself. When Eddie came on the terrace she saw her husband lying in pool of blood on balcony of first floor. She called ambulance and took him immediately to the hospital. The doctors asked her to fill the forms so that they may take him to ICU as his situation was critical. This was the first time when Eddie was furious because of Patty as she was the one who was responsible for this hell of situation, having no idea that she literally was. After three hours of operation when doctors came out, they repeated their words about critical situation. By that time Eddie informed her and Richard’s parents about the accident. When they came and asked about the reason, she had no idea what she must say. She just told them when this happened she wasn’t there, so she has no idea. During the night Eddie’s parents asked her to go home and relax for some time. Though she was reluctant to go but the thought of taking some time to think that how all this happened, make her agreed to go.

As she reached home, Eddie sat quietly for some time thinking about all the incidents started happening just after her wedding which never happened before. While Patty came to her with a look of guilt in her sea green eyes, Eddie reluctantly asked her to leave. In these years when Eddie and Patty were altogether Patty knew how to cheer Eddie but today she was unable to do so. As Eddie stood up to throw Patty aside, her leg tangled in carpet and she fell straight on the table striking her face on it’s edge losing her valuable teeth which fell on the floor. She got swelling on her face and some scratches on her hands and legs. Eddie thought if she will tell her parents about it at the current situation they will get more worried, which filled her eyes with tears and while sobbing when she slept, she had no idea. She opened her bleary eyes when the cat, all seven pounds of squirming flesh, climbed onto her belly. Squinting into the sunlight streaming in from the open window, she discovered that she was now the weary possessor of a pounding headache, and at some point, had managed to lose both a tooth and a spouse. She thought about the moment when Richard asked her to send Patty to her parent’s home and she refused. What if I would have agreed with Richard?? Am I also responsible for his condition?  

As soon as she realised that she had been out of this world from long hours, she checked her cell phone. There were twenty miss calls in her phone quivering her body with the thought that what might have happened. She called her mother back and jumped in joy when she heard that Richard is out of danger and soon will get awake. She went to the hospital leaving Patty aside in her home. Richard was awoken and asking for Eddie. Till the time Eddie came, his parents tried to check reason of accident but he told them that as he was looking down from the grill of terrace, his foot slipped and somehow, he lost his balance and he don’t remember anything beyond. When Eddie came, she entered directly in the room and hugged Richard tightly, saying sorry in his ears with tears in her eyes. In return Richard replied with kiss on her cheek. Richard’s parents left the room to give some aloof moments to both of them.

While wetting the shoulder of Richard’s clothes with her tears, Eddie told Richard that she decided that she will not keep Patty along with them anymore after all these problems, but what Richard has said, startled Eddie’s ear drums,

I would like to befriend with Patty, who loved you more than me.”

© Payal Tyagi

This story I wrote for  Twinkle Khanna in Write India season 2 contest but could not submit it on time and the positive part is, this is the first time when could I wrote such a long story of more than 1500 words depicting the foibles of human condition through fictitious characters . You all amazing writers on word press are the judges, so I would request you all to send me your feedback.

Thanks in advance  for stopping by and taking out your time to read  🙂

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