Mahira always used to wear a black, plain veil; even at her workplace. Nobody ever asked her to not to wear it. She was from Kashmir and had recently shifted to Chennai for her work. But she didn’t shift alone, her husband-what he seemed to, at least, people around-did too. Nobody ever saw Mahira without… Read More A woman behind the veil
Mr. Rathi, a sixty-five years old retired professor, has just woken up from his deep slumber. Having lost his wife to cancer four years back, a hollow heart is all he is living with now. He and his late wife, Mrs.Rathi, were college sweethearts, who sealed their relationship with the marriage long forty years back.… Read More Happy Father’s Day!
It was love at first sight, for me. It was one-sided love too, from my end. You don’t happen to believe in something, unless you experience it. Having never believed in the concept of ‘love at first sight’, it was nothing less than an angelic experience for me; one-sided love- this never was a concept… Read More My one-sided love affair!
“Character isn’t cut in marble – it is not something solid and unalterable. It’s something living and changing, and may become diseased as our bodies do.“ -George Eliot (Middlemarch) Writing is never a full-time fun and pleasant job, and this I had accepted long time back; but lately I realized reading is neither. Oh yes!… Read More Reading a Classic was indeed a Classic experience!
What do we ideally do when we want to read a writer’s work for the first time, especially if it’s fiction writer we’re talking about? We go about his/her bestsellers or the top rated novel or work suggested by some creditable reader and venture off to a journey with this new fellow. Right? At least,… Read More Let’s talk about ‘The’ King, Stephen King, and his Memoir
Just when I was wondering how come the chatterbox was silent, his flap opened; this situation made me reconsider his once self-acclaimed label of being a psychic. But I must admit, which I don’t too often, that his moving flap was the only way to get the awkward silence spread among 13 of us being… Read More Family of Punctuation on a road-trip!
DISCLAIMER – I urge you to go through PART-1, if you haven’t, before you proceed with PART-2. You don’t realize how daunting your past can be if those memories and their recollection don’t haunt you with your every breath, with every movement of yours. I, Scarlet, am the victim of such past, a past that relives… Read More Nobody knew that the others knew-PART (2/2)
A cool summer day, which is not too often one gets to enjoy, was awaiting me when suddenly I realized the cold winter that my life was about to turn into. Just like any other day, I woke up and headed to kitchen to prepare a cup of coffee for myself and a cup of… Read More Nobody knew that the others knew-PART (1/2)
This day was same for DU (Delhi University or University of Delhi)-same corridors, same classes, same books, same syllabus, except for English literature students. A surprise was awaiting them in their classrooms. It was only 7 in the morning; there still were couple of hours for students to crash into their lecture halls. Meanwhile, when… Read More Chetan Bhagat (the author) in the house!
It’s been a few days since I was told something which didn’t go down well with me. I was told that the field I look upon with all sparkles and twinkling in my eyes, the field of writing and the job of writer is overrated. To be precise the exact words were-“Writers are overrated!” Yes,… Read More Are writers overrated?