That Deserted House (2 min read)

You walk down a road and feel a pair of eyes on you. But then, there is nobody around. It's a quiet summer afternoon; people, unlike you, prefer to avoid the heat and take a nap around this time. Is it just your hyperactive instinct? Then you step into your front yard. You hope to … Continue reading That Deserted House (2 min read)

On My Way To Life (2 min read)

I always carry the ring you gave me. But I can't wear it anymore. Of late I tend to forget where I've kept it. Like yesterday I went out for a short evening walk; suddenly while crossing the road - the one where we'd first met - my legs froze; I don't know why but … Continue reading On My Way To Life (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)

Crap! It’s My Birthday! (1 min read)

I thought I'd decorate the room with 28 balloons. But now I'm out of breath after blowing up just ten. Huffing and puffing, I gulp down one full bottle of water and get on with number 11. Doorbell rings. Cake has arrived. I run to the door. It's a small mango-flavored cake. I set the … Continue reading Crap! It’s My Birthday! (1 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)

…And Vanilla Cake Got 300 Likes (2 min read)

This morning I sat down to write something about her on the 'Mother's Day' greeting card and my mind went blank. It's still blank after a good thirty minutes. It was my husband's idea. He does it on every mother's day, instead of calling up his mother and wishing her flat out. I warned him … Continue reading …And Vanilla Cake Got 300 Likes (2 min read)

Let’s confess( 2 min read)

'It's still raining hard outside...,' Rishi closed the window shutters and turned to me.I rolled my eyes and heaved a deep sigh; 'this is the last time we're meeting before...,' he stopped.I wasn't paying attention to him. The ongoing thunderstorm worried me,¬†I'll miss the bus, I stole a quick glance at my wristwatch.He continued, 'let's … Continue reading Let’s confess( 2 min read)