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 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

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

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 Needle

Image Credit - Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The Needle Hospital scent overwhelmed his nostrils as he waited for his turn.  A scratch from a rusted surface forced the blood dripping out of his forearms, leading to this unpleasant visit. After enduring a 15 minutes wait, he was called inside.  Even though on the verge of … Continue reading The Needle

Night Travel in a Bus – North India

Image Credit - https://www.patrika.com/ The luggage thrusted in places where people could not sit, the bus now packed with both people and baggage, and not an inch to spare, suddenly stopped. ‘He is a staff member’, the conductor shouted, preempting any complaint from the passengers sitting inside.  After standing close to the door for a … Continue reading Night Travel in a Bus – North India

The Chicken

Image Credit - Engin Akyurt on Pexels.com His razor-sharp eyes continued staring at the cage holding the chickens.  There were 5 of them inside, cramped together in a small place, meant for just one. The naturally conical shaped beard flowed freely on his bronze skinned face, his lips hidden by overgrown moustache and beard hairs, … Continue reading The Chicken