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…

War and Pieces

I am sure you all remember the photo of a Syrian child that came out a couple of years back. It has haunted me for a long time now. I am talking about this one: This is an innocent child of about 4 years of age who thought the lens of a camera was a…

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…

Life (out) of pie (chart)

I sit with my hot chocolate in the balcony. It is a peaceful evening with the sun setting and beautiful colours in the sky. As I sip my drink, I have random thoughts. I think of all the people of the world, and how different is each one’s life is. Every single person in this…

The fault in our stares

The bus came at last! She was waiting in the stop for the past half hour. She took her heavy shopping bag and stepping into the cool air conditioned bus and took a deep breath in. It was a relief to be inside after the heat outside. She spotted an empty seat opposite a young…

Starlit Sky: 9. Gemini, the twins

continued from Starlit Sky: 8. Auriga Shall we move on to another constellation that is quite near the Taurus? This one is Gemini. For refreshing go to Starlit Sky: 5. Taurus and Pleiades  and then come back here to continue. Look east wards from Taurus, or up northwards from Canis Minor in the sky. You will find…

Creating dreams

When I buy clothes for myself and my kids now, I go to malls and look for ready to wear clothes. We pick out stuff, try them on in trial rooms, like or reject them as the case may be, and come out. As simple as that. But in my childhood, I never wore ready…