It’s just been A Year!

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…

A woman behind the veil

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…

Happy Father’s Day!

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….

My one-sided love affair!

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 like this, unless you experience it. One-sided love- this never was a concept I didn’t believe in- I knew of its existence and so never wanted to experience it either. But life…

Family of Punctuation on a road-trip!

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…

Chetan Bhagat (the author) in the house!

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…

Have we started loving others on the expense of ignoring ours?

Birds chirping, sun shining perfectly on the horizon, winter winds by not being too harsh on living beings blowing pleasantly, and the gone shade. Yeah, I daily find a new one to sleep. And no matter what and where I find it, it always goes away when sun gets into doing its job. “Mom! My…

India-A filthy Nation!

All in black mood, he rushed out towards the road from the dingy apartment where he lives with his wife. The road so crowded but none of his people to be seen. While walking on those pavements, strolling through those parks, eating roadside vada-pav, he only had one thought in his mind-London. No, it didn’t…

BEHIND-THE-SCENES Efforts!

“Finally, here it is. The pinnacle of my life! I am the writer, the author, the storyteller, whatever you like to call one of those. Yes, I am the one today with those thirty years dusted behind.” They say you become what you believe of you. They say all you need to do is believe…

For this is official day of Love, Happy V-Day!

When the season of love, the popular Valentine’s week, is here, I ought to write about anything but love. DISCLAIMER 1– If you ever wanted to have a pinch of romance sprinkled over my salad, “It’s not working for us anymore, I guess”, he said. A journey towards break-up was not something that she was…