The Messenger

Merriam-Webster assures me that I have my understanding of the word message right that is, a communication in writing, speech or by signals. It could also be a messenger’s mission. Like the one Gabriel had for Mary. It is also the underlying theme or idea. “Tan tan tantatarum” “Whew another message!” “Its okay brother Kamsa... Continue Reading →


If it could go with a puff

Mom I have decided to take the offer at Taj. Hope it is okay. Having lunch with Dada Love Shanaya The message flashed on Riya’s  screen. She stared at the email message and  no longer made sense. Just three lines to her life-the life she worked so hard. Sacrificed so much to build was crumbling... Continue Reading →

The Open Secret

Shweta entered her compartment, placed her bags. Sat beside the window. She picked up her Daphne Beauchamp book. The story was setting in the Anglo-Indian community of the Doon Valley.  The journey of the three generations, beginning with very British rooted ones to the totally indianized a Punjabi one that emerging. The conflicts of Mahanadi... Continue Reading →

Bringing up…

It was his first day in college.  He had to get there in time; the session began at 8 am, He had left home at 7am, reached the college at 7.40 and grabbed a cup of coffee and just made it in time for the class. The room seemed full, some of them seemed familiar.... Continue Reading →

Being Lily Livered

“It can’t be true” “But that is what your report says,” the man in the white coat told Dasappa. To Dasappa the man in the white coat was a demi-god, he did not know that the man was a technician, to make matters worse the man handed the report to the “Nurse-Amma” she looked at... Continue Reading →

Nature’s way to parenting

Giving birth is not a greatest thing but taking care is more important and also making a child a complete man.... Let’s get this out of my mind; “complete man” is an advertising concept by Raymond’s. What do you mean by complete... do you have an equation for it. Look at siblings who are born... Continue Reading →

If heart break can speak

Day 1 at the Himalayan writing retreat. We had to center ourselves and write for 20mnts. Without thinking we were to let the story flow. Here is my 20 mnts. The twenty minute exercise. Mangal’s office. Beige salwaar, rather untidy, her back towards me. I could see the loosening of the juda that would have... Continue Reading →

Joy to the world…in 30 days

Pop Glossop delivered us to an epiphany...”Let Thou Knowth  Happiness ” on the 17th of June 2017... hey presto, we managed to diagnose happiness. Ms.Arora comes up with “thou shall go forth and spread it.” The immediate imagery that I envisioned was a nightmare. It was like spreading jam on a slice of butter but... Continue Reading →

My Wishes Five.

MY 5 WISHES FOR 2018 It’s party time at Mango Meadows; strange combinations seem to be happening at various parties. Then advent calendar, then the wish list for Santa... the FedEx guys were pitching to convince Santa to drop his Reindeer express and opt for FedEx instead, when Santa looked at the wish list from... Continue Reading →

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