Category: Fiction

Keen as Mustard

“So, would you like to grab a coffee tomorrow?”, asked Arjun on the day of their engagement. “Sure. I will tell Dad”, Mira blushed. Ha! The perks of an arranged marriage, Arjun was quick to roll his eyes. Next morning Mira wore a simple yellow salwar suit and headed to …

..and We Soar High! India 2050

And it’s also a Winner of WOW Year 2050, On a bright Sunday Morning: “Mamma, why are you smiling”, asked Nitu. Having purchased the weekly grocery, we were heading back home from the local market on a city bus. “I was thinking about my childhood, dear. I can’t help but notice, …

Tiny Shoes

“Look how excited you are!  Slow down, Megha. Our flight is only the day after. And you would awaken Isha”, teased Rohith. They were going back to their motherland after so long. Megha’s excitement is obvious as they were travelling to India for the first time after Isha’s birth. It …

Caught Red-handed

“Ma, but no. I did not eat butter”, said little Krishna when he was caught red-handed. Yashoda looked at her son seated on an upturned mortar with butter smeared hands and feet. Krishna ran as if very much afraid, when he saw Yashoda coming with a stick in hand. He …

A Queer Voyage

“Mom, I decided. My birthday party theme is Frozen Princess. I will have a blue princess dress, glass sandals, a tiara, a castle cake and..and..” “Fine, Anu. But now get ready for school. Where are your shoes?” As Mira went about searching her daughter’s shoes, the phone rang. “Hello Mira. …

The Revelation

It was then that I realized- something life-changing was about to happen. It was only a few weeks ago, when I snuggled lazily in bed, listening closely to his heartbeat. He had placed behind my ears, those few strands of hair that was falling over my face. He had kissed my forehead …

The Date

“Bloody hell, It’s seven, already! How long did I sleep!”, I sit bolt upright in bed not wanting to go after the obligations that lay ahead. A fight with him every other day has become a routine after I have quit my job. Having worked in a round the clock project in the …

What’s Life without Love!

Clad in a simple but elegant cotton saree, she stood there by the window. Though in her mid-forties, she didn’t look a day older than thirty. Watching her, Tareeq realized that she was nothing short of a blessing in his life. She had the quest for life, that spunk in …

What’s Life without Love!

Clad in a simple but elegant cotton saree, she stood there by the window. Though in her mid-forties, she didn’t look a day older than thirty. Watching her, Tareeq realized that she was nothing short of a blessing in his life. She had the quest for life, that spunk in …

That Bar of Chocolate

Oh, it was one of those days! Another tiring, exhaustive day at work. One year of early morning shifts has not made any difference. Neither could I get up at 4 in the morning, nor could I be all fresh and happy at 4 in the evening, getting back from …

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