Made in Heaven for the People on Earth

DISCLAIMER- No spoilers alert. If you’ve watched Gully Boy (2019 Bollywood movie), you can pretty much vouch for Zoya Akhtar’s and Reema Kagti’s writing, and Akhtar’s direction capabilities, just like I do. So, not so surprisingly, in recent times, I was eager to look at at any project that had names- Zoya and Reema- associated…

Immortal Love

Originally posted on IDLE MUSER (aka Aditi):
Out of thousands of days that you live, some days are special, days that are unforgettable, days that are cherished forever. When I woke up that day, I knew how different it was going to be. After all, it was our anniversary. And, like always, I and Jackson…

I need you too, Mother!

He was the little bundle of joy. With a baby-like huge tummy, and the tiny chubby hands, he made the family giggle except one of many. That one another little being looking from a corner sensed herself dissolving into the background, who, she feared, would gradually disappear. Her fear and terror and tension grew with…

Where was I, all this time?

After this long period of blank weeks, where do I come from? Am I rising from the dead? If not, where was I, all this time, you might wonder. Well, nowhere where I shouldn’t have been. I was here, right here, among you, just not active, not writing, not reading, just being. Life was fine,…

It is, and still is not!

After ages, he came back to it, To a place dear to heart, To a place never forgotten, To a place called home. It was there, standing strong and still and the same. Away from the chaos of the humans, away from the edges of the summers. “What took you so long?” It wanted to…

A Prayer from the Sea

Sea Prayer– This Hosseini’s book is a lot of firsts of mine. It is my first ever hardcover book, my first ever picture-illustrated book (excluding childhood story books), and my first ever book that took not more than ten minutes (this, I’m being generous) for its completion. Here is the thing about Sea Prayer- the…

Wasn’t it just yesterday?

I look at the sky; pitch dark, not a single star twinkling, not a single star shooting across that infinite blank black canvas, it’s only clouds and wind. Nothing tingles me at this point of time, not that it is absolute dark outside, not that there’s no star I could connect with, not that the…

How Fine is Eleanor Oliphant?

How many debuts have I read in gone 2 years? Hardly 10. Sole reason being- there is so much already accomplished work that I’m yet to read; so, to experiment with a debut always seemed bit dubious to me. But, with time, I’ve come to accept what I had realized long back- there’ll never be…

Titles not so trivial

Once I went to a restaurant, which had one of its dishes named as ‘Dahi ke Shole’ (Curd’s Fire Shots). Now, the name itself seemed so tempting that I couldn’t wait to order it. Though the fear of such fancy named dish turning out to be a disastrous one was lurking within, but I gave…

The Cheesy Couple

DISCLAIMER– This is a piece of fiction; not a fragment of my real-life experiences. As Joseph and Lisa crossed the bridge, people around heaved a sigh of relief. Now, why is that? Let’s rewind a bit to this couple’s journey on that bridge. With hand-in-hand, fingers entwined, and smiles on their lips, Lisa and Joseph…