No, she said.

Demure, quiet, she kept to herself as she walked down the road of life. Wary, alert, carefully she kept her distance from people. She hurried if she felt people approaching. She hastened her steps when men asked her questions, quickening her pace, mouthing the same word over and over again, “No.” She walked on tooContinue reading “No, she said.”

Constant Vigilance.

  Cobra. Bodyguard. Impower. Bullet. What are these, you wonder? Brand names of pepper spray. Why do I know, you ask? Because New Years’ Eve happened. Unlike so many others in Bangalore, I wrapped up work at 5 PM on NYE to head home! Yes, I wanted to stay indoors while the rest of cityContinue reading “Constant Vigilance.”

In the woods.

  The box. The door. The crumbling brick. They all begged me to enter. It was the only shelter I could find from the thunders outside! I’d lost my way back. Now it didn’t seem such a good idea to stomp out of the resort in anger. In my blind anger, I’d forgotten the road andContinue reading “In the woods.”

Surviving the horrors!

Coming up is a survival guide if you are being forced to sit through a horror film on the 70 mm film on cinema screens. For those of you bold and brave people out there who stepped into the halls knowing your dreams might not be as pleasant in the nights to come, I haveContinue reading “Surviving the horrors!”

The House That Wasn’t.

“What is it that is stopping you?” she asked. “Come on in! I am sure the place isn’t haunted.” He stepped in. His torch was slipping from his hands due to sweat. In the eerie silence of the house, the buzzing quiet of the night outside seemed favorable. All those stories he’s heard in hisContinue reading “The House That Wasn’t.”

Dare to dream?

For the past few days I have been pacifying myself with these words : “If your dreams don’t scare you, they’re not big enough” And I think I have dreamt big. Because my dream is scaring the hell out of me! My dream wasn’t planned. One fine day, it just happened to become mine! Some oneContinue reading “Dare to dream?”