Girl’s Night Out – A Cinderella Story

The three of us met each other outside the society gate. I was dressed in a pink skirt and a simple white top with sneakers. Anjali was wearing jeans, a light sweater and bright red lipstick. “Hi..where’s Parul?”, Anjali asked, as she saw me approach her. I was right on time. It was 7 pm.Continue reading “Girl’s Night Out – A Cinderella Story”

Blessed Be The Mystery Of Love

Oh, to see without my eyesThe first time that you kissed meBoundless by the time I criedI built your walls around meWhite noise, what an awful soundFumbling by Rogue RiverFeel my feet above the groundHand of God, deliver meOh, oh woe-oh-woah is meThe first time that you touched meOh, will wonders ever cease?Blessed be theContinue reading “Blessed Be The Mystery Of Love”

2020 – A Year of Mostly Failed Goals

I know it is quite pessimistic to start your first blog with a post titled – 2020: A Year of Mostly Failed Goals. But, this blog is sacred to me and I’ve got to be honest here. I had lofty goals for 2020, and then the world went into a lockdown and I failed mostContinue reading “2020 – A Year of Mostly Failed Goals”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained

Nirvana (Noun) : Defined as a state in which there is neither suffering, desire, nor sense of self and the subject is released from the effects of karma..etc etc. Oxford Languages We will, for the sake of this post, ignore the complete definition of Nirvana as stated by Oxford on Google (that sounds quite strangeContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 9 : Nirvana has been attained”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation

My daughter finished her online class, which actually means I finished her online class, since four year olds have the attention span of a Dory fish. Then she looked at me with an exasperated expression and said, “When will this Corona virus end??“ “I don’t know sweetheart..but I’m sure it will be soon“, I assuredContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 8: When the Gods went on a vacation”

Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular

It all started when my cousin sister and I were making rotis/chapatis/Indian bread in the kitchen, as was the norm these days. No wait, it actually started on the night when my sister was trying her best to turn the round blob of play dough, oh sorry, I meant wheat dough, into triangular shapes, becauseContinue reading “Rotis are round and Parathas are triangular”

Stay at Home Series – Episode 7 : Conversations with Family

Let me give you a little background first. Us Indians usually have big families. Earlier, not pre-covid times, but many years back, all of the family members used to live together. We called this joint family. Yes, completely useless for concepts like peace of mind and personal space and privacy, but super great for receivingContinue reading “Stay at Home Series – Episode 7 : Conversations with Family”

Celebrating StoryFest 2020 at StoryADay

Calling all readers and writers! Story a day will be hosting StoryFest 2020 this weekend, June 27-28. Short stories from a variety of genres by different writers – some experienced, some amateur, will be available to read for free during this period 🙂 If you’re interested in reading some short stories for free, do headContinue reading “Celebrating StoryFest 2020 at StoryADay”

The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Colours, the little Prince was cursed by the Purple witch.  The Purple witch kept to herself, and had a quick temper. Her crayons were her only friends and her paintings were her playground. But one day when the little Prince chanced upon her precious drawings, he thoughtContinue reading “The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story”