Of People and Things.

Naksh was singing at the top of his voice! “Papparah Papparah Papparah… Badtameez Dil Badtameez Dil… Ahh… Haan“ “Oh shut that radio thing off and stop jumping on the bed,” Shailjaa scolded her eight year old son, Naksh! No longer jumping, he smiled at her and stood there, the hand held radio his father boughtContinue reading “Of People and Things.”

Marmee!

She’s flawed. Yet she’s perfect. She’s elegant. She’s hardworking. She’s barely tired. She’s always concerned. She taught me to accept nothing lesser than what I deserve. She made me bold. She proved women are at par with men. She put me to sleep on long days. She stroked my hair telling me how proud I madeContinue reading “Marmee!”

Life Notes #10.

Among the few worldly possessions I own, these are a few stones that I have. Actually they are more like pebbles from river beds. I’ll leave you guessing how I ever even laid my hands on them! I took them out after a really long time today. A friend suggested an idea which I turned downContinue reading “Life Notes #10.”

How do I convince Mother that my 23 year old self can have usable shelf decor ideas?

Urgent help needed! Mothers preferred. So I began putting my shelf decor ideas to Mother the way I actually pitch my ideas to my boss. Small talk first and then when I have judged his mood and inclination to discuss ideas, I slowly, very slowly, push the idea towards him. Obviously, I chip in the ideasContinue reading “How do I convince Mother that my 23 year old self can have usable shelf decor ideas?”

Freestyle Writing Challenge ~ Mischief.

I was nominated by Hargun to attempt a free style writing challenge. She has a terrific blog! Do land up there too. So here are Rules I had to follow: Open an MS Word document Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat. YouContinue reading “Freestyle Writing Challenge ~ Mischief.”

Of Darker Alleys (Part 2)

In continuation of the first part of the short story ‘Of Darker Alleys’. She started walking faster. She had to get to the house early to make use of all the time she could get. She wanted to get away from them. She was desperate. She reached the house. She could see the men standingContinue reading “Of Darker Alleys (Part 2)”

Seeing me in you.

Looking into your eyes, I lose myself in their depths, My hands in yours, Seem to melt all my troubles away. Fingers entwined, feet in sync, I can take the world head on, Your faith in me, Is much more than my trust in myself. Taking you up in my arms, Kissing your cheeks asContinue reading “Seeing me in you.”

Diwali Post!

There are more than a couple of reasons why I am writing this post : Firstly, to wish you all a really happy Diwali! It is an age old Indian festival depicting ‘good wins over evil’, traditionally celebrated as the Festival of Lights all over the country (which unfortunately, over the years has become more ofContinue reading “Diwali Post!”

Pain.

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” – Augustus Waters, The Fault in Our Stars. Their only son walked out of their life. She knew he was feeling suffocated in their house. He could not have pursued what her husband wanted, anymore. He had wanted out for long but not this way probably.Continue reading “Pain.”

Life Notes.

My mother rarely reads my blog. Just because… With the 100 Happy Days having been conquered, I was really excited and insisted at least thrice (in two minutes!) about reading my blog. She gave in! And then she started going through the other posts I had put up and as fate would have it, landed upContinue reading “Life Notes.”