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 court room was packed with media and public who had thronged to witness the proceedings. As the lawyers' arguments progressed, the judge intently heard and made his notes. The plaintiff, a woman, had accused her colleague of an attempted molestation and the issue had become a rage, with everyone wanting to punish the offender. … Continue reading A Lawyer for Truth And Justice…And His Untold Secret
Reading so many articles on the supposedly most taboo subject “PERIODS”, evokes certain thoughts. There was an era when certain things were staunchly followed during menstruation and they were: (1) Female folks of the home were told to stay separate (2) Instructed not to touch anything or anyone (3) Even given leftovers to eat (including … Continue reading Menstruation Taboos – The Current Sensation
Waking up at four in the morning, Bharti would kick-start her day by making tea for everyone, followed with break-fast and lunch. She would then cook and pack the tiffin-boxes for her husband, Ashmit and her two children (Alia aged 7 and Rahul aged 10) closing with the last one for herself. Once done, she … Continue reading Insane drudgery…(Short story)
The little boy sat cowering on his bench, attempting to hide his face into his book. 'Deepak', he heard Mishraji, his class teacher, calling out his name. He stood up, still looking downwards and dispirited. 'Whats the matter?', queried Mr. Mishra approaching his bench. Nine year old Deepak nodded his head, implying nothing, head still … Continue reading One small step…(Short story)
Is 'Single' a 'status'? No...'Single' is the 'Truth' For this is how each one is born And this is how we would be gone We blend and gain company, during our sojourn here but yet Singularity somewhere, is what the heart wants to preserve Single is Unique, Single is unattached Single is going Solo, Single … Continue reading Being ‘Single’ or being true to oneself ? (Poem)
It was only now that I could garner an opportunity to watch the late Ms. Sridevi starrer 'Mom' and this review comes in the wake of the hard-hitting impact it had on me and maybe many others too!!! At the outset, the movie is based on the various gang-rape events, something that is prevalent all … Continue reading Bollywood movie review – ‘MOM’ (2017)
A young mother had just lost her baby. Juvenile diabetic that she was, the infant had been still-born. This had been her only chance at motherhood since the doctors had strictly forbidden even this one. The complications of her pregnancy could eventually lead her into precarious health conditions, rendering her dysfunctional for life or maybe … Continue reading The Purpose (Short story)
Don't you want to socialise? I tap myself with that question quite too often & it's definitely not a 'No'. Asking why? Well...that's a tough one to answer!!!...Maybe for the obvious reasons and that is to please the self by trying to have some good time in good company...or probably it's just a quest of … Continue reading Why do I say no to socials…?
In the wake of more and more people going in for surgical corrections, face-lifts, botox injections and many other out-of-the way procedures to correct or defy their ageing looks, attain weight loss or size zero figures, I have some questions for them to answer no-one but themselves:Many try to compete with the next generation in … Continue reading Wanna compete to look good?