Toothpaste

Toothpaste

I woke up to the lovely rhythmic noise made by my mother’s silver anklets. But I did not move a muscle, for if I moved, mom would get me off the bed. Peeping through the pinhole in the blanket, I found her mumbling while searching for something, what was it? I...
Steroidal Impact

Steroidal Impact

Dadi may have been 79 but inside her bosom encased in an obese frame beat the coy heart of a teenager. She deemed herself in love and with Hrithik Roshan, no less.  Every afternoon she would plop her creaking bones on the comfy couch in front of the TV, recline and...
Out of Sight

Out of Sight

The sun’s rays beamed through the window pane over Kartik’s sleepy face. He blinked and rolled over as his body refused to get out of bed. He felt groggy and dizzy. Kartik held his head with both his hands. “I should get something or else this headache is going to...
Social Studies

Social Studies

Why they fought in different A.D’s? This is what Maria scribbled it on the last page of her Social studies book. A severe headache and the Social studies book. She had always been in this state, in every social studies exam of school. The usual tussle in her...