Break Some Rules, You Will Be Fine #MondayMusings

Break some rules, you will be fine. We all have had tough times growing up, how we deal with it makes a big difference. This post first appeared on Ishithaa

Adventures of Little Burpy

  For a little frog, Burpy was an overactive kid. His mummy couldn’t ever manage to control him. Neither his mummy’s love nor his father’s high pitched stern croaking could make Burpy sit still for more than 5 minutes. Unlike the other tiny frogs who lived near the lotus lake, Burpy was least interested in … Read more

Dear Son

I wake up, perspiring. The clock is ticking and I know I don’t have much time. The sun is setting and the shadows are growing longer. The darkness does nothing to calm me, I know it is just a dream that shook me up so; but lately my reality is becoming more horrific than my … Read more

Shhh… Quiet

Shhh…quiet… Quietly!! Lalla is sleeping…. Can’t you be quieter? You will wake the child. Ever since the little one had come, this was all the conversation he had with his wife. All this ordering around and being asked to be quiet, that too within his own home, was irritating Mustaq beyond words. Even if he … Read more

Gurudakshina

Continued From Here Nitya. That was what she said her name was. He had first seen her atop the mango tree near the river when he had come there to get some mangoes for his grandmother. He stood beneath the tree and looked up, locating the mangoes on the high branches while shading his eyes … Read more

Mission Cleaning Up

“Jiyaaaaaaaaa……. Come down. This minute.” Her mother shouted out for the umpteenth time. “What is it mummy?” She looked irritated because she had to switch off the cartoon she was watching. “How many times do I have to call you? Look at yourself. Have you looked into your room yet? From the minute you came … Read more

The Dream

“See kaki, what I made for the school project.” “What is this dear?” “Teacher told us to draw on the theme of my dream. This is my dream… our own home…with real walls and roofs that will not leak. We will have a garden in front of our home where you can plant roses and … Read more

The Ghost in The Forest

From the corner of his very scared eyes, he saw that a ball of fire was following him, observing his every move. A ghost perhaps.

The Egg or The Hen

“Etta, what came first, the egg or the hen?” “I don’t know. Go ask daddy. You and your weird questions!” “Daddyyyyy” “Not now Esther. Daddy is busy.” When he saw how his daughter’s face fell, he pulled her into his lap, “What’s it kiddo?” “Daddy, the hen or the egg?” “The egg came into existence … Read more

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