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)

The Mentoring (Poem)

Once I erred in my Math homework, My teacher tweaked my ears hard, Little did he know, how sad I’d been, With none to help, for the mess I was Dad stayed busy, earning bread for us, Mom travelled away, to spiral her career Would anyone spare a small thought? For this lost little boy, … Continue reading The Mentoring (Poem)

Style (#100WordStory)

“Take a chill pill Ma”, protested 17-year-old Alisha, as Aarti stood aghast, looking at her daughter’s hair-bun, atop shaved sides. They were leaving for a grand sangeet function. Amidst shock, disbelief, secret criticisms and people freaking out at her “ugly” look, calling her sick, Aarti stepped on-stage announcing: “Presenting the most fashionable, singing sensation Alisha, … Continue reading Style (#100WordStory)

The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part I of IV

(This is a work of fiction based on some real stories. Through this piece, I wish to highlight the positive attitude of the parents in the face of adversity, during a most important facet of their life)  It was a precious pregnancy for Karthik and Sharanya. Having conceived after nine years of marriage and several … Continue reading The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part I of IV

The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part IV of IV

Part I Part II Part III It was a very emotional moment between Sharanya and Karthik for, as she got ready to see Ananya, she could completely commune with his longing and frustration to see their little one. They could not understand why the fathers were not being allowed to see their children. Weren't fathers … Continue reading The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part IV of IV

The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part III of IV

Part I Part II Two days passed. Sharanya’s mother remained beside her while Karthik found himself shunting between both Ananya’s and Sharanya’s hospitals, that were located far from each other. During the nights, her mother and Karthik took turns to stay with her.   The baby was fine but Karthik was miserable for no one other than … Continue reading The Desire Of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part III of IV

The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV

Part I   "Okay", Sharanya stoically absorbed the news.     "But don't worry", he continued. "It can be corrected by following a course of treatment and surgery. She will be fine. But for now, we must take her to another hospital to be admitted in a neo-natal care unit, just to check for jaundice … Continue reading The Desire of Parenthood But A Special Needs Child? – Part II of IV

Merry Christmas Celebrations…But Hey Where’s Santa?

WISHING EVERYONE A VERY CHEERFUL & JOYOUS CHRISTMAS SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL On this eve of Christmas, our five-year-old insisted on having a Christmas tree and decorating it, to be followed by eventual celebrations with her little friends, besides distribution of gifts. So we thought, why not? Though not our festival, celebrating Christmas is an … Continue reading Merry Christmas Celebrations…But Hey Where’s Santa?