Ananya: A Journey Towards Light

Of late I have observed that I am more and more inclined to books that talk about strong women, women who have overcome hurdles in their life to lead a life that they create for themselves. Such a book that I recently read was Ananya, A Journey Towards Light by Urmila Deshpande. The story revolves … Read more

Where Is She Going?

Her bags are packed, but where is she going

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

A Long Walk Home

“No Joe, please don’t force me. I can’t.”  “But why Marie? C’mon, trust me. I know you can do it. Just try, please? For me?” “I ‘m sorry Joe. You have to understand me here. I cannot do this. Anything else but this. Please? I’ll do whatever you say, except this.”  “Okay I will not force you, … Read more

How Do I Even Begin To Tell

The light sunlight falling on his face woke him up. Groggily he opened his eyes wondering who had switched on the light when he was sleeping. 9.00! His eyes screamed out in despair when they saw the hands of his lazy alarm clock that hadn’t woken him on a Monday morning. He would miss his … Read more

Link Was Not Working

“But Rhea, the link was not working” “Exactly, it never is.” “What do you mean?” “You will never understand John.” “You could try” “Then what do you think I was doing for the past 8 years John? How do you explain that huh?” “Oh!” his face fell. I will not fall into this trap again, … Read more

Before The Mehndi Faded

The mehndi hadn’t faded from her hands, yet the tears had made indelible streaks on her pretty little face. Not one to run away from demons, this one she was scared to face.

My Little Friend

  It was odd. A child of his age should have been in class. Here he was, ambling along the roads and wasting his time as if he had nothing else to do. Seeing me, a sheepish grin came on his face. I noticed that it was greasy, the clothes he was wearing were shabby, … Read more

Dreams Unlimited

  As the train chugged into the station, eager heads peeped out from the window to see the platform and form the first opinion about the place. It was not everyday you were sent  to a beautiful laid back city in the southern peninsula of India on a completely paid trip. Of course, this was … Read more

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