Wish Me Happy Birthday (2 min read)

Today I have turned one. I still remember the day I was born. I opened my bleary eyes and looked around. Like other newborns, I didn’t cry. But everybody else did. My eyes darted from one person to another in the hospital room. The void within me was spreading like wildfire. Suddenly, my hand jerked … Continue reading Wish Me Happy Birthday (2 min read)

Yes I Lie To You, Mom (3 min read)

The raindrops clacking down on earth awoke me early in the morning. The smell of wet mud filled my nostrils and a thousand memories sifted through my mind. The giggle and chatter of me and my brother resounded in my ears. Those memories always left a trail of void, which agonized me for hours. And … Continue reading Yes I Lie To You, Mom (3 min read)

The Girl with a Purple Flower (4 min read)

Shikha - the name in my contact list had caught my attention the day my eyes fell on it. Actually it was not the only unfamiliar name in that list. But for some opaque reason, my heart and mind both were glued to that one name. ‘Shikha!!’ My mother repeated the name for the third … Continue reading The Girl with a Purple Flower (4 min read)

I eloped from love (3 min read)

He hadn't changed a bit; I could tell. I saw him talking with a lady at the checkout counter. I was on this side of the road. He stepped out of the Supermarket holding a trolley and looked in my direction. I looked away instantly. My heart thumped heavily inside. I could sense his eyes … Continue reading I eloped from love (3 min read)