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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jealousy

I was jealous of him and very very angry. I sneeked in the room, he was lying quietly on the bed He smelled so sweet and looked cuddly, being all wrapped up I had decided that I will scream and scare him away Then mom would only love me, just like it used to be. […]

Grieving- When even the Gods were ashamed

They were neatly lined up on the school grounds Quiet and still as all the students were being brought out one by one There was chaos everywhere but here even the air stood still Not a leaf fluttered, not a bird chirped, as if it feared breaking the silence Once the smallest of the students […]

Ecstatic- When a new relation is formed…

They were dressed in beautiful pink frill frocks Getting their make-up done Eagerly awaiting their turn. It was grandparents day and they were determined to put up a grand performance. Ashi wasn’t looking all that thrilled as she had nobody coming to see her perform Her grandparents were in a distant country and her parents […]

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 […]

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 […]