We Defy…We Follow (#A Father’s Day Blog)

“See, I got a cup. You've got so many cups na? Now, I got mine”, declared my 6 year old daughter solemnly, with a serious demeanour, holding up the memento she’d received, emphatically challenging her dad. Recently she was also awarded a 'Star of the Week' certificate in her school, as an overall best performer … Continue reading We Defy…We Follow (#A Father’s Day Blog)

The Unexpected Surprise (#Short Story)

She went about her regular chores with unusual quietness. It was her birthday but the day held nothing special. Who would bother about birthdays of an insignificant person as she?   “Come back. We’ve some guests in the evening. I need your help.”, Memsahib addressed. She nodded sombrely. Memsahib usually paid for these extra works, … Continue reading The Unexpected Surprise (#Short Story)

An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

“Underestimate me at your own risk, it’ll be fun; The game’s always on…”, would invariably, be her silent scream. They called her disabled, repulsive, dependent and just how wrong they could be. Severe congenital limb deformities and speech apraxia made her obnoxious. Mother, ashamed of her existence, broke away, abandoning her and dad. Dad couldn’t … Continue reading An Adventure Called Life (#100WordStory)

Everything Is Connected (100 Word Story #Mom)

She knew her mom inside out, of what she’d approve and all that she’d not. Extraordinarily strict but straightforward, after all, she toiled for the family. A loyal daughter, she would always act as her mother would deem appropriate, ever careful never to hurt her, even at the cost of her wishes. Years later, a … Continue reading Everything Is Connected (100 Word Story #Mom)

When You Discover Your Child Is Shoplifting

Akshita went to the shopping mall, taking along her son, Armaan, since there was none whom she could leave him with. Six-year-old Armaan loved to accompany his mother wherever she went and would often tag along. Being an only child, he was pampered by his parents. But of late, he was finding them getting stricter, … Continue reading When You Discover Your Child Is Shoplifting

A Promise Of Faith

(Forceful religious conversions, making a spouse give up their personal faith in inter-religious marriages, is one of the very poignant issues, prevalent across our society since ages, which is what inspired me to come up with this fiction.) It was 5 pm. As the rickshaw took through the traffic jammed roads and briefly halted by … Continue reading A Promise Of Faith