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…

Sunnyside Up

Sabita was in the kitchen preparing Poha for breakfast. She kept the karai on the gas and added oil. Then she cut the onions and red tomatoes into perfect cubes and slit the green chilies and was ready for the perfect tampering. She was in a good mood today and she wanted to treat her…

Ruffled Relationships

You lay there still with your eyes closed, without any movement. No motion, no arguments, no howling, no reasoning…. nothing….absolute quietude today ! I have never seen you this quiet! You have always been like an excited electron that is eager to go to the next higher energy level. Every single time you have wanted…

Quite Different

“Come here Kusum! Why is your hair open like this? Let me tie it with ribbons.” “I like my hair open. I feel as if I can breathe better.” “What? Don’t talk rubbish now. Come fast you will be late for school.” “Na Maa, I am serious. I feel caged when you tightly tie my…