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 […]

Intrigued – A story of love

He was roaming around listlessly, Waiting for the night to set in Just as the last rays on sun vanished and the night set in There was a flick and she came into sight She was caged, but there was a glow around her As he went closer he could feel her warmth She seemed […]

Feisty first armed officer of India

She straightened her cap as she looked in the mirror Today her life-long dream was coming true As a feisty college grad, she had written to the army chief “I wish to serve in the armed forces, when are girls being allowed in olive green?” She hardly had expected a reply, but there it came, […]