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The protective umbrella #Wowe

A strange sight met those rushing past the government school on the fringes of the big city. Just outside the school gates was a new highway. To the left of the school gate, were big umbrellas lining the road. The umbrellas were fixed to bamboo stands and went till the edge of the highway, where […]

Life comes a full circle for Rohit as he helps his village

When Life comes a Full Circle

Rohit was a first generation expat from his family. He went to USA for pursuing his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering and then settled there. Rohit had everything that a typical well-settled expat Indian is expected to have – a green card, a home, a family and a job profile that anybody would be envious […]

Karva-chauth a story of faith

Karva Chauth, a story of faith – #writebravely

She got up before sunrise and went  to meet her mom-in-law, Hesitantly, her mom-in-law gave her the Sargi. She had been fasting the whole day, like she did every year, but this year was different While she went about her daily routine, her ears were glued to the radio set in the kitchen. Every ring […]

Admiration Earned

Sudha banged the phone down, as she heard for the nth time that Amit, her husband was going to be late in office. As she was seething with anger and frustration, she heard a soft humming from the kitchen. She looked up to realize it was her house-help Alka. Alka was a slim woman, who […]

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 […]