Their family had finally worked out an outing after almost a decade. Sensing their emotions the bougainvillea tree, welcomed them while lending a shade. They seemed to be enjoying the leisure for once. ‘The bus will come to pick me up sharp at 7.00’, their dad mumbled. They looked at him with trepidation. He managed … Continue reading Holiday


Surprise gift

She laid the emptied glass of lemonade on the table. A content smile spread across her face. She looked across the beach laughing at the antics of children frolicking in the waters. She updated her face-time status "Happy birthday on my 50th. "carpe diem". I'm blessed." As she relaxed with closed eyes, feet up on … Continue reading Surprise gift

Cease fire

The view of the riverfront enamored him. A sense of peace prevailed each time he visited. The boats were moored at the shore. It bought back memories, some smiles and at times grief. As he spanned the river front engrossed in his thoughts, it drew him to a couple’s undisturbed silence. They seemed to be … Continue reading Cease fire


  It was 500 BC, the slave market was buzzing. The Romans had arrived. Expectations soared high. His neck and legs ached due to weight of the chains and the harsh sun didn’t help. He felt a Roman walk closer to admire his chiseled body. A mad rush began. After roars and high bids he … Continue reading Freedom

The announcement

  “Welcome aboard to XYZ airlines. We welcome you all in Flight 389 from BBB to ZZZ. We have some of the best pilots in the industry but unfortunately none of them present now….” Continuing with seat-belt routine, “To operate it you just insert the metal tab in the buckle and pull tight. If you … Continue reading The announcement

Traumatic days

It was almost after a decade he was returning to his home town in a bus. After a lot of coaxing from his only relatives he had finally decided to pay a visit albeit against his will. The bus driver suddenly applied the brakes. As he caught hold of the handle of the front seat … Continue reading Traumatic days

The forlorn kid

A group of college going girls and boys decided to hike up the hill  towards the fort. It was one amongst the famous tourist spots around. As they reached up; the guard warned them of the consequences of entering the fort. Everyone was enthusiastic to take a tour of the place and as there were … Continue reading The forlorn kid

Glistening waters

The water glistened as they all sat down for their ferry ride. The sun was setting. The breeze was humid. It had rained a few hours ago lowering the soaring temperatures. It would take them an hour or so to cross over to the other side of the river to Byet Dwarka [Lord Krishna’s abode]. … Continue reading Glistening waters

Theatrical Times

It was his first day in college. Rajeev stepped in the campus. He looked around peeping between the space of his glasses perched on his nose. He had lived a sheltered life until now. It was only books he had for company since childhood. Being prim and proper was his motto and never had he … Continue reading Theatrical Times

Wedding chills

  It was freezing. The girls were walking behind the bride. All dressed to ward off the cold breeze they held onto each other for warmth. The bride was dressed for her first look.  It was a new fad.  Yet she was shocked at what she had overheard earlier. The groom and his friends would … Continue reading Wedding chills