The Witch on my street

The Witch on my street

We called her The Witch. She was the only witch on the street I grew up in. Not that we lived in times where witches were in abundance, but the lore still prevailed. And those lores turned into legends, and like every legend that has good, it has evil too.  Our...
Black and White

Black and White

THE MOST ADORABLE COUPLE WAS THAT OF HER IN-LAWS. HER FATHER-IN-LAW WAS SMART AT THE AGE OF 60, CELEBRATING LIFE WITH HIS 55YRS OLD FAIRY. AKRUTI WAS THEIR CHOICE. Modern yet homely by nature, she was the love of their elder son. Uncle and aunty were living a blissful...
Bapu ‘Ji

Bapu ‘Ji

An orphan by birth, I have no name or age. I have no friend and I trust no one except the bespectacled, bald, old man smiling on those paper notes, ‘Bapu’, my Godfather. He is the only one who takes care of me. All I need to do is seek him; so I do with the best of my...
My Dad

My Dad

He was in awe of his dad’s personality. Always a dapper; crisp shirts, matching tie and a confident gait defined him. “My mom is such a timid and under confident lady and my dad, an absolute contrast!” he would always wonder.   “Dad, how did you make so much...
Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

Dinner grew cold on the dining table, as she sat trying to knit a cardigan out of the clump of red wool in her lap. The big living room windows were open, letting in the November air.  The clock struck three. Any moment now the baby would cry for milk, her punctuality...
Doubts may be liars 

Doubts may be liars 

‘Rivers may dry but not the human tears, No angels are there to assuage our fears.’ Anu loved to read sad poetry. That gave her a feeling that she is not alone in the struggle of life. Kaya had already gone to sleep. Mom and Dad were in their room. She wasn’t able to...