I turned 5 yesterday. Instead of blowing candles, I blew dust off of my 2-year-old sister. She didn’t get hurt but got scared and started crying. I calmed her down, I shushed her, I caressed her back, her hairs, but all went in vain. She cried and cried and cried for hours. Pain of a… Read More Will there be a Six?
What to say about this story? All I can say is it is the first of my works which had me in tears whilst its creation. ‘Things were going to be fine. Didn’t you say that?’ he said with the same old innocence and recent lucid grief in his eyes. ‘Isn’t it fine, Ron? Look… Read More Arrivederci!
Day was humid. The overcast sky had just let the sun to make its appearance. Puddles of mud and accumulated rainwater were here and there on the street of a village in Punjab. The first house on the street was of Rajesh Rao; Rao family, the Hindu family, had been living in that house for… Read More Cage of Independence!
On some extremely rare occasions my write-up contains itself up to a word-limit of say, 100 words. And here is the one. He pulled her ears, daring her to win. She, on the other hand, accepted the challenge shouting roguishly, ‘Game is on.’ Offended, his rage escalated to the devilish proportions, and he tried to… Read More Warfare transcending from Micro to Macro-world!
There was a time when I had wished for not having even one of them. Then there came a point in my life when I realized- “Okay! It wouldn’t be bad to have a few. Say, three or four.” And finally a stage where I couldn’t wait to have hundreds of them to be playing,… Read More My wish?- To be a mother to hundreds!
On the night of my birthday, I had a feeling that the moment I step out of bathroom, I’d be stabbed to death.
But…… Read More 23rd brought some more Wisdom!
The day held nothing special about it- the sun still rose from east, weather was still unbearably hot. But this day, right a year back, with my backpack, all alone, I had ventured on a new journey. I still remember that day and my whole journey vividly. If I take you back with me in… Read More It’s Been Just A Year!
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… 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!