A Little Life on the Edge

Image Credit - Ralph Burrows on Pexels.com The goosebumps stayed the longest for I could remember, they stubbornly refused to leave too. The initial firm steps now turned tentative as they got closer to the gates. The smile was now just a nervous parting of lips as I noticed the stranger’s waving his hands.  ‘Now, … Continue reading A Little Life on the Edge

The Race

The Race Image Courtesy - Daniel on Pexels.com The cars racing towards the finish line prompted quick and wild rapturous applause from the crowd, egging on the two front ones to outsmart each other.  The tires screeched, squawked, dusting themselves in thin air as the pedal continued pressing further.  The steering pushed them in almost … Continue reading The Race

The First Day

Image Courtesy - Andy Kuzma on Pexels.com The eyes overwhelmed, ambivalent, and reluctant to decide between letting the water flow out of its control or keeping it inside even though the face beamed with unusual anxious excitement.  The finger wanted to hold on to the little one longer while the mind commanded to let it … Continue reading The First Day

The Jacket and The Gloves

Image Credit - Pavel Danilyuk on Pexels.com The sun was still stretching itself up, on an early morning sky when a bunch of dark clouds began gathering around it.  Soon, the day, which was about to get sunny, turned overcast, forcing everyone to wrap themselves in thick layers of fleece and wool. ‘This is the … Continue reading The Jacket and The Gloves

The First Time

The First Time Image Credit - Ryutaro Tsukata on Pexels.com ‘What’s the matter,’ asked Vinay lazily, bringing his slender fingers holding the thin cigarette closer to his lips to take one deep puff before exhaling with a loud sigh, as his face momentarily hid behind a cover of white cigarette smoke. A sense of contentment … Continue reading The First Time

The Voyage

The Voyage Image Credit - Casia Charlie on Pexels.com The dark clouds connived with the raging tempest, scaring every living soul floating on the tumultuous waters of the vast ocean.  The large ship, big enough to house at least two football fields, felt the warning of the seas.  ‘We need to reach the shore quickly,’ … Continue reading The Voyage

Who is ‘I’? – (Caution – Extreme ‘confusion’ ahead, read at your own risk. And, your perspective matters, do share)

Who is I? Image Courtesy - Vlad Cheu021ban on Pexels.com (An eccentric post - please bear with me) Our limbs follow what we want them to do.  The mind controls and the body follow.  Our desires, our wants, even our wishes and thoughts, almost everything is controlled by our brain or our mind, whatever we … Continue reading Who is ‘I’? – (Caution – Extreme ‘confusion’ ahead, read at your own risk. And, your perspective matters, do share)

Certainly, a New Year. Happy? Yes, No, Maybe

Certain - Uncertain Image Courtesy - Airam Vargas on Pexels.com Happiness is a state of mind, someone said, and the humanity gladly clung onto the sticky narrative ever since.  Humans are too complicated, but they admire a simplified explanation of things which are intricate and incomprehensible. The undying longing to find an easy to understand, … Continue reading Certainly, a New Year. Happy? Yes, No, Maybe

The Prince & The Hard Times

The Prince and The Hard Times Image Credit - Tatiana Syrikova on Pexels.com The two chairs sat opposite each other, one behind and one in front of the sun.   The wintry afternoon sun continued working hard to warm up the chill in the air bravely.   The shadow of the mumty (raised wall to cover the … Continue reading The Prince & The Hard Times

The Forgotten Apology – Story of Friendship, Guilt, and Triumph of Human Emotions

The Forgotten Apology - Story of Friendship, Guilt, and Triumph of Human Emotions  Hari, enjoying the sunset of his fulfilling life in the picturesque small town of Almora, decides to do the unthinkable. When everything was moving on smoothly, an abrupt discussion with his grandson opens up the old wound, forcing him to take a … Continue reading The Forgotten Apology – Story of Friendship, Guilt, and Triumph of Human Emotions

Once upon a time, at a Railway Station

Once at a Railway Station Image Credit - Omkar Pandhare on Pexels.com Blaring of multiple train horns, a distinct smell, loud cries of hawkers and porters all melted together to create a unique experience one could only relieve at a railway station. The curious eyes and mind of a young child tried absorbing everything around … Continue reading Once upon a time, at a Railway Station