An Ode to the Old Year

Midway into December, I get a call from an unknown no. that flashes Scotland. Who do I know in  ‘Half the world away and at least twenty degrees colder Scotland?’ The only person that comes to my mind is Mukesh. I have never met Mukesh. Atleast not the way ‘met’ is understood traditionally.  I met…

She

She envies people who look back at their childhood with nostalgia . For her it is a period that she keeps locked away in the darkest dungeons of her memory. She does revisit it sometimes – To draw lessons from it to teach her children , to empathize with troubled people she meets and sometimes…

Too many truths

There is my truth And then there is yours You believe in yours Even though I know mine Is the only one That exists Which one of us is lying Maybe neither. Finally There is no one truth Only what we believe Or even What we wish to believe In this tussle Of truth, beliefs…

BFFs !!! Besties – Yes, Forever – No

The prompt at The Daily Post today is ” Do you — or did you ever — have a Best Friend? “ If I’d been asked this just a couple of years earlier… Pat would have come the reply ‘yes’, Yippee! I have them. Not one not two but maybe even three! Wasn’t I just…

A hole in my heart

Yesterday, I plugged a hole in my heart that I didn’t realize existed. Or at least that I didn’t realize ‘still existed’. As a painfully  shy girl in a hostel full of happy boisterous girls I had only a few friends. D was one of the closest. We were inseparable. Sharing the complexities of our…

Weekly Photo Challenge – Kiss “The King Who Built The Taj”

The Taj Festival is currently underway and the Valentine’s day has just passed by. The theme for the weekly photo challenge this week is ‘kiss’. What better way to celebrate this spirit of love than with a post dedicated to the monument of eternal love – The Taj mahal As the old king’s time drew near…

starting over again

Not so long back you’d walked into my life manipulated my heart and took over all my time That time is gone it can never be regained now just get out of my life I’m starting over again You said you’d love me like no one ever can that you’ll care and always understand you…

“Mummy” for a night – A short story

I come home and check my mails. I read the second mail and freeze. My eyes read and re-read the simply worded mail.  I go into a trance like state losing all track of  time. I don’t know for how long I have been sitting like that unblinkingly gawking at the screen, when Shreya’s shrill…

Weekly Photo Challenge : “Changing Seasons” – The Season of Pain

The tree by my window its ablaze again Orange blossoms hang heavy in the fresh spring air Not long ago it lay bare its brown silhouette standing  sentry to my coldest nightmares When the monsoons came it played the perfect host guarding fledglings against  piercing raindrops Soon summer will knock against our door the koel…

A Little Insanity To Keep My Baby!

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 34; the thirty-fourth edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton. The theme for the month is “Of-Course, I’m insane” I still remember the day…

Thank God for Friends!

who is a friend? Is she the person you meet every weekend sharing a meal and laughter Yes but she is also the person you hardly ever see miles and days separate you but nothing seems to change each time you meet who is a friend? is she the woman you call after the lunch…

Creating memories that last forever! Happy Diwali

We are celebrating Diwali this week. For those of you, unfamiliar with Diwali, its one of the most magical festivals of India. In a country that boasts of dozens of happy , colourful, beautiful festivals , that is no small feat! Preparations for Diwali start weeks in advance. Every nook and corner of the house…