The Festival

Image Courtesy - Ravi Kant on Pexels.com The vibrance of the impending festivities enveloped the entire village with renewed vigour and liveliness as people shopped, replaced the old with the new and looked forward to the beginning of a new season and welcoming the long-gone relatives back in the house.  The excitement of seeing the … Continue reading The Festival

The Acquaintance

Image Courtesy - eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com ‘Are you from this place,’ an old trembling voice, asked from behind, forcing Akash to turn around to find out if the question was meant for him. Akash’s eyes moved from staring at the bright artificial lights enveloping the small town in front, from the hill at least … Continue reading The Acquaintance

The Expected Surprise

Expected Surprise Photo Credit - Taryn Elliott on Pexels.com ‘I can’t believe we are meeting after 6 years,’ her face broke into a large grin as she spoke. He nodded his head, smiling, and continued staring at her glowing face. ‘I always imagined meeting you, and every time, I thought about it, I felt it … Continue reading The Expected Surprise

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 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

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

The Bounty Hunter

Image Credit - icon0.com on Pexels.com The last turn took him to the lonely trail flanked with large trees competing to tower over each other. He walked cautiously in the dark; the torchlight flickering with every step forward. A gust of cold breeze suddenly blew away his hat, orphaning the bald pate to negotiate the … Continue reading The Bounty Hunter