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

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

The Importance of Being Kind

Her mother was a tough nut to crack and whatever Kayla did, her mother would never be pleased. Always sprawled out on the couch with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in another, she ordered her children about. Since their father was also not around, Kayla being the elder child, took upon her … 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

#AtoZApril 2015 – B

It was easy, her daughter’s life. She had the least amount of worries in the world. She could throw caution to the winds and let her hair open without worrying about what people would say about her or what impression it would create on her friends. But then, wasn’t teenage girls supposed to be complicated? … Read more

February 11th

Last of the birds finding their way home, the crickets chirping as the twilight turned to dusk. My Martha sat on the easy chair, the book she was reading lying open in her lap, the sunlight kissing her feet while her spectacles rested on her nose.  Like every other February 11th, she waited for her … 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

The Father

The story about a father and his life.

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