Memories Of A Broken Umbrella (2 min read)

I met her after ten years. She looked nothing like she did all those years back. Her face was drawn, eyes baggy and a messy bun hanging loose behind her neck. Her struggle with keeping the half-broken umbrella in place over her head propelled me to ask my driver to pull over. The window rolled … Continue reading Memories Of A Broken Umbrella (2 min read)

Blindfolded( 2 min read)

I am 31. A married woman. Standing at a bus stop at midnight, ignoring the murmurs of silence, prickling of darkness, and waiting for happiness. A year back from now, I was supposed to be standing right here, right at this time. But instead I was seated in a car, adorned with flowers and balloons, … Continue reading Blindfolded( 2 min read)

I Promise… (1 min read)

The crowd started clearing; a sheer veil of innumerable sky lanterns, shimmering like fireflies, had dotted the sky; their glimmer reflected in his eyes as he looked up yet failed to beguile him, for the flare of hope, in his heart, had started to wane. Twenty five years - it was long enough for a … Continue reading I Promise… (1 min read)

The Awakening At Dawn (2 min read)

It seemed my insides were being singed by the flame of the words as I read the letter on. Smoke billowed from the cigarette between my fingers and spiralled up. I realized I needed a drag badly but my hands remained transfixed. The words didn’t add up anymore, though my eyes swept over them. I … Continue reading The Awakening At Dawn (2 min read)

Five Hundred Rupee Note ( 2 min read)

Sometimes all you should be is selfish. All you have to do is train your mind to think about yourself. Not others. About your dream. Not others'. About walking your own path, not the one paved by others. I was eighteen when I was married off. I was a matriculate. I had come third in … Continue reading Five Hundred Rupee Note ( 2 min read)

The New Year’s Eve (2 min read)

Disha checked the time on her mobile. 11:30 PM. She rolled over in her bed, scrolling through the New Year's Eve pictures of her friends on her social media feed. Had her best friend Aditi not cancelled the plan at the last moment, she would have been in the most posh pub in town, dancing the … Continue reading The New Year’s Eve (2 min read)

A F̶a̶i̶r̶y̶ Tale of Love ( 2 min read)

Fairy tales always fascinate us. Because they're perfect, enchanting, surreal and most importantly they make us believe in happy ending. There was one such girl who madly believed in the fairy tales that her Granny narrated her. It wasn't long before she met someone. She fell for him, so did he. Her search for a … Continue reading A F̶a̶i̶r̶y̶ Tale of Love ( 2 min read)