The Marine Drive…

PC: Google Mumbai, the city of dreams and its numerous landmark locations have always been famous for their uniqueness. However my personal favourite has always been the long stretch of land beside the gigantic sea, the Marine Drive! It certainly in many ways has driven me crazy a lot many times. The skyscrapers beside the…

Plant your own peace of mind.

As the news channels keep showing about the dead bodies being thrown out in the Ganges and as pyres burn away the deceased , there is a feeling of fear, anxiety and grief that is being experienced by all of us. My country, India is in the midst of battling the second wave of the…

Did your ‘Mother’ not teach you this?

Mothers they say are superheroes ! Really ? I wonder sometimes. Not that I disregard motherhood or anything of that sort. I do not consider my self capable enough to even judge on the aspects of motherhood ,as personally I am not a mother, yet. I have been a child to a wonderful mother and…

Sunsets in May

The dusk hours in May are special, for they surely have an alluring appeal, when the colors change across the horizon, when the world tries to slow down, when the birds fly back one by one , When the heart sings a retro song, like the lone tree, I stand still, witnessing the change in…

Zoom Meetings

5:00 am – Triiiingggggg6:00 am – Jogging done7:00 am- Breakfast done7:30 am: Log in to Zoom Call 7:00 pm- Zoom call continues 28-year-old Nishabd had his day all planned out and he was all a young, fierce soul who had his focus on building his life right from the very beginning. He read multiple motivational…

You… Yes, You matter.

“Tall, dark, and handsome! That is what I want! “, He had overheard many girls say this. Well, he never fit into any such roles. He would often be the one who got neglected while his friends had been approached by girls or got accepted on their proposals. He would often look into the mirror…

The X X factor

It was quite late in the evening that day and I closed the school gate after everyone left. Manoj Sir, who always leaves quite late, had waved me goodbye. I stared at the school building where I have served for almost seventeen odd years! It was not only my second home now but my identity…

Will the WILL win?

Wilma always smiled, no matter what. As a child of about eleven years old, she was one happy soul. Not because she ever topped her class, not because she stood out in any of the extracurricular activities, not because she was that pampered at home, but happiness was probably her very persona. Her smile was…

Vexed

He went into the bathroom and looked into the mirror. His French beard looked fine and he was happy with the make-over that he had got. He rubbed his hand on his cheeks and then with both hands ruffled his bushy black hair that sat like a crown on his head. Then he toned his…

Uneasy Affairs

It was peak summers and she waited at Acharjya Vihar Chhaka in Bhubaneswar. She was waiting at the bus stop for Bus No-18 that would take her to Cuttack, her workplace . The bus seemed quite late today than the usual time. She looked at the azure-colored sky with patches of clouds floating like fluffy…

Taste the Thunder

She wrapped up cleaning the kitchen while Sandeep was busy preparing the bed. The couple was together after a long gap of about 8 odd months when Sandeep had just returned home after serving his duty at the national forces and had been deployed at one of the highest altitudes of the country. The couple…