The Cradle

Curious of all the commotion in the neighboring room, a heavily pregnant Pooja went in to have a look She saw numerous beautiful wooden toys, silverware and an exquisite handcrafted cradle! That’s the cradle of Amey’s grandfather! Amey himself and now Amey’s child will play in this cradle, her MIL beamed. Pooja was stunned looking […]

Are all Dad’s Superheroes?

I came across this interesting prompt on Dr.Amrita and DeepaGandhi’s blog asking ‘Do you think all dads are superheroes?’ and it got me thinking, isn’t it true? All normal and sensible men are superheroes in their own right! Think back to your dad’s, don’t you hold a special place for them in your hearts? I […]


She had lived a solitary life, with no family to call her own. Her students had been her children. But now, as she was nearing retirement,she was scared of the emptiness that would envelop her She was out for her morning walk, with such melancholic thoughts When there was a big ruckus behind some bushes […]

Bewitched and Bewildered

Ever since she lay her eyes on it, she couldn’t stay away from it Blank at one moment and alive with colours the next, it was the best magic that she had ever seen. The glitzy colourful images danced in front of her and she was bewitched She was in love with it and yearned […]


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 […]