Just Like That…

The whole concept of a person being here one minute and then gone the next was wild to her. It’s not that she hadn’t dealt with death before, it was part and parcel of having a big family she’d learnt over the years; you were basically signed up to a never-ending cycle of marriages, births … More Just Like That…

The Man On The Train

He’s an older man, most likely in his early seventies. Smartly dressed in a dark grey and white checkered suit, but you can tell that it’s not a special occasion, he always dresses like this. His arms are crossed and resting neatly upon a rounded stomach that moves up and down with each long breath … More The Man On The Train

A Strained Bond

She claims to hate her. Forever criticising and disapproving of everything she does. She vows to be proud if she turns out nothing at all like her. She doesn’t understand her she says, she never has, she never will and she doesn’t want to. But she doesn’t hate her. Far from it in all honesty, … More A Strained Bond

Feeling Inspired

It’s five o’clock in the evening and I’m in my patchwork pyjamas, sitting comfortably on a wooden deck chair with a firm pillow lodged behind my back. I’m situated on a porch just outside the bungalow which I’ll be calling home for the next week. The temperature dial tells me that it’s currently 28 degrees … More Feeling Inspired

A Trip To Remember

Last month I embarked upon a trip that restored my faith in humanity. I know right, that’s a pretty bold statement to make, but it’s true! I journeyed across various Indian states from Maharashtra to Karnataka, Telangana to Bihar, and New Delhi to Punjab along with my parents and a bunch of people, from various … More A Trip To Remember

The Rose-Tinted Specs

It was a frosty Wednesday morning and she was power-walking her way to work, only one thought occupying her mind: there was no doubt about it, for the past nine months she’d been stuck in a rut. Nine months. Nine WHOLE months. She could’ve done something productive like created a new life in that time! But no, she’d opted to … More The Rose-Tinted Specs

A Magical Night

It was a cool clear winter’s night, the snow was falling, a full moon was out and there she was, slumped in her seat. Headphones in and gazing dreamily out of the frosty tour bus window; she was on her way to catch a glimpse of the illustrious Northern Lights. They’d been ploughing along the winding grit-laced roads for about … More A Magical Night

For My Cousin

Please, be you again. Everything’s different in this new place I know And I know that you feel like you don’t belong. You’ve made so many attempts to adapt and blend in You’ve got a new job, made new friends All the while trying to maintain that infectiously upbeat attitude that you’ve always had But … More For My Cousin

You Made Your Bed…

In the aftermath of a betrayal Where do we go? We’re at a dead-end. You’ve been hibernating in your comfort zone Expecting things to blow over Without any effort on your part Expecting me to still be around With my same humour, conversation and energy But if only it was that easy. If only you’d come to … More You Made Your Bed…