Imperfect Couple But A Perfect Love (A Valentines Day Post)

It was six in the morning. The cook had already left, finishing his daily routine of preparing breakfast and lunch. Adarsh got up and silently tiptoed into the kitchen, so as not to disturb Vartika. He switched on the coffee kettle, packed his own and their five-year-old daughter, Raavi’s lunch box. He then woke up … Continue reading Imperfect Couple But A Perfect Love (A Valentines Day Post)

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