This is in continuation to my earlier mini-story – Prajakta- A lonely tree. Someone is coming this way! That is so exciting, sadly my blooms are about to dry. They might not like me that much now, what do I do? flustered Prajakta, An old woman hobbled slowly along the path. She carried a small […]
It is pretty lonely nowadays. My friends are long gone in the name of ‘development’ There are a few new neighbors but they all seem so ‘posh’ and ‘pretty’ just like the many people who wiz past me. Always hurrying to work, dropping kids, going somewhere in their big smoke-spewing things called ‘cars’! My neighbors […]
It was beach day today! Nia was all geared up with sand toys, floaters and some more. Her parents Dhir and Meera were the new age parents. They were successful, driven and had a big social circle. Not to mention an active insta account. The double income single child parents meticulously planned their weekends and […]
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 […]
Dipa Basu, a 30 something software professionals life was about to change. She was reading an office mail that said she was being sent to Singapore for 1 year on an assignment. After her recent break-up with Karan, a colleague who was two-timing her, Dipa had declared she was done with ‘Love.’ This posed as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
She lay there, crying and helpless.
He came, fought against all odds to save her.
Mayuri promised herself that beginning today she would put herself first. A new beginning.