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

Springsteen Vs Denver

Country Roads, Take Me Home! Image Credit - Pixabay on Pexels.com The 40-kilometre ride involved 30 kilometres of forest road.  The narrow asphalt filled path was flanked by gigantic trees, unwilling to allow any sun even on the road. The freeway however suddenly turned popular with people who wished to learn to drive. Too many cars … Continue reading Springsteen Vs Denver

10 Dollars

Image Credit - Natasha Chebanoo on Pexels.com With bulging pockets and a fat purse, his feet tapped the floor with musical rhythm.  Everything seemed cheap and affordable. The eyes reluctant to even glance at the expensive store in the mall were now searching for it. The sprightly feet excited to reach there quickly. The gates … Continue reading 10 Dollars

Celibacy

Image credit - Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com The palms fidgeted, hands trembled, and mind went wild over this heart wrenching oath.  Which sensible person has the audacity to keep his fingers away from the smooth velvety touch of a such an expensive glass; from peering inside it as it exposes the whole world. Distancing oneself … Continue reading Celibacy

Devlok – Abode of the Gods – A Short Story – Do Check Out

Short Story - Devlok Guest House The house is deserted now, Savitri has passed away and his two sons no longer stay with him.  Dinaram lives alone in the twilight of his life, managing a dilapidating guesthouse abandoned even by the tourists now.  Porters now stay here in return for food and smoke.  Bidi is … Continue reading Devlok – Abode of the Gods – A Short Story – Do Check Out