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

The Puff

The cigarette moved glibly from the wooden counter to his fingers as he flipped it once before observing it closely.  The thick yellow spongy stub, pressed a little as he held it from the bottom while contemplating the smooth whiteness of the paper holding the tobacco inside. Small curvy brown leaves peeked from inside as … Continue reading The Puff

21 Short and Inspiring Stories now in Top 100 in Kindle Story Books at 61 and at 140 in Story Book (paperback and hardcover)

Hey Everyone, Although the rankings are dynamic and we never know what happens in 2 hours, but its important to celebrate small wins. I am thankful to each and everyone here who supported and encouraged me and helped put this book in top 100 finally. Its ranked at #61 in Short Stories on Kindle and … Continue reading 21 Short and Inspiring Stories now in Top 100 in Kindle Story Books at 61 and at 140 in Story Book (paperback and hardcover)

The Chocolate

Pexels.com The unrelenting Mumbai rains were deluging the entire city forcing a majority of people to revisit their plans of a night out.  Being Sunday, a lot of people were used to visiting the mall and spending the evening with their loved ones watching movies and shopping. Their plans though looked like on the verge … Continue reading The Chocolate