Tender Love

Sameer reached the bus-stop early, in-time to see her walking towards him. Aparna always waved and smiled at him, but then she did that with everyone on the stop. From a boy whom the bus driver cursed for being late every day to a boy, who reached the bus stop 5 minutes early, Sameer was […]

Stressed about future

Anita was seething with anger, She called Harsh inside and made him sit in front of her and demanded ‘How did this happen?’ What were you doing? I focus all my attention and energy on you and this is what I get in return? How can you be so casual about all this? Don’t you […]

Reluctant Leader

She wore a crisp white shirt and a pencil skirt. Her hair had been tied into a tight ponytail. She checked the time. She was ready early. The newspaper on the table caught her attention. The youngest and the most promising CEO of the billion dollar empire will meet with the shareholders today, it read. […]

Quaint Wada

Tara was home. A sprawling dwelling made of stone on a busy city street. This quaint wada had been built around 100 years ago. A small but beautiful garden welcomed you once you entered the gate and at the end of a meandering cobbled path was the main entrance of the place. As she walked […]

Positive

Meera quickly got ready. It was a beautiful morning and she had a job interview. She dressed up in a beautiful pastel salwar kameez and bowed to god before leaving the house. Her father, who was a tailor, wasn’t very happy. “Why do you keep giving job interviews? I sent you to school because you […]

Obnoxious

What an obnoxious fool he is, someone exclaimed, while others just ignored him. Virendra was clueless about why people didn’t react the way he expected them to. But one thing was sure; He didn’t like this city life too much. Virendra was an 80-year-old zamindar living in a big haveli, in a far-flung village. He […]

Maternal

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 […]

Lucky to be Alive

As her eyes adjusted to the surroundings and she looked around. She saw a woman in white looking intently at her ‘Can you hear me,’ she asked. Sudha nodded in affirmative. ‘You have been extremely lucky, Miss… she said’ Sudha looked at her dusty and blood soaked top Puzzled, she asked ‘what happened?’ I was […]

Kindness

It was like any other day in the city market In the sea of people, I was another jostling my way Just then, there was an uncanny feeling The steps around were quicker and shops pulling their shutter A shopkeeper informed me that riots had broken out Hurry home quickly, he said with a quiver […]