The festival

I am finally here. Its been a long wait. My childhood memories come back to hit me like waves, one after another. As I go home in the cab, each tree, each street and each park calls out to me. Home! What a sweet word! It is like an oasis for a person lost in…

Story telling

Now the prince was being chased by the enemy on horses! Oh! God, they were catching up!! The prince rode away on his tired horse as fast as he could!! But no! He would NOT run anymore, he would fight back!! The prince turned around and stood there majestically for the enemy to come up….

Small victory

He sat on the park bench, alone, with a scowl on his face. He just had a huge fight with his sister. Just because she is elder by 10 mins, does not make her my boss! Hmph! I will do what I want! “Come on!”, she said. She had a tandem cycle. His eyes sparkled!…

Another day

The boat was moored at the cove near the beach. The tide was in at this moment. He was sure it was about to turn. He had to make it in time. The danger of getting stuck at the beach was eminent. He ran as fast as he was able, ignoring the stitch on his…

Dream

  He went up to the terrace of the penthouse. He opened the door and stepped out. He stood on the wall at the very edge and looked down. The city was below, laid out, waiting for him. He was the king. Above all else. This is what he craved, to be able to rule…

The D day

It was early morning. The beach road was full of morning joggers. There were not many vendors this early. The beach was relatively lonely this time of the day. She walked some distance on the beach and chose a spot where there was no one around. She sat down in the soft sand of the…

Dilemma

“But Sudha! This is unlike you. You and arranged marriage? I can’t believe this! When did this happen?”, exclaimed Tina. “Yeah!”, smiled Sudha, “Expect the unexpected from me. It has been 4 years now.” Sudha and Tina were friends, who had been inseparable in college. They were sitting in a cozy corner of the upscale…

BarAThon 2017: My take

First things first! Here is my winner’s badge! Yay!! I am so proud of it! I had a lot of fun participating in the BarAThon 2017 by BlogARhythm My daughter put me on to this. Check out her blog here: The World in My Eyes. She was able to do only 2 days of blogging…

Call of the Wind

Harishchandra or Harry as he liked to be called looked out of his 16th floor high rise apartment in Manhattan. It was evening dipping into night. The sky was inky blue. The black of the night was creeping up slowly and covering all the blue out slowly. It seemed to Harry as if it was…

Suns and Lovers

Sujata looked at the small garden in front of her contentedly. She was proud of all the plants and flowers. She loved to work in the garden. She had volunteered to do gardening. She had just finished and now was relaxing on one of the many benches in the shade. Ramkumar walked slowly up and…

Lord of the Files

Yama, Lord of Death, walked into the office. He needed the list for today. Normally, he didn’t have to come to Chitragupta’s office for it. Chitragupta would leave it on his table first thing in the morning. He was never late. So Lord Yama was both curious and concerned as to why Chitragupta did not…

Of ice and men

Geeta was in a bad mood. A very bad mood. It is not everyday that you turned 50. And nobody remembered. Well not everybody. Her friends, god bless them, wished her over text messages and whatsapp pictures. Her brother called her from Singapore. Only her husband and son did not remember. Not one word from…