The Dulhan

They admired her bright heena painted hands and colourful saree They winked and laughed asking, ‘How is the marriage treating you?’ But her heart bled with every laughter. She put up a smile but her eyes couldn’t lie, Could she really tell them how she felt? About how she dreaded the night? and worry about […]

Joy

She woke up to a busy household. She could sense the anticipation and anxiety. As she rubbed her eyes, she looked around for her mom and dad, but she couldn’t find them anywhere. Her granny called out to her, asking her to get ready. There was no cuddling, no kissing, just a quick instruction. Granny […]

Follow your heart

“I want to be a boxer!” her 6-year-old girl exclaimed the moment they stepped out of the theater. She just smiled and said ‘Sure! Whatever you wish to be.’ They had just stepped out of the movie theater after watching ‘Mary Kom’ – A biopic about 5 time World Champion Indian boxer. Her daughter’s dreams […]