Corrosion


I was born here over 20 years ago. Unlike you, I don’t mind if you step on my toes, for that’s what I’ve inferred the purpose of my life on a railway platform to be. Despite having my feet literally firmly grounded, I’ve seen more humans, their humanity & its complements – indifference, deceit & […]

Vacillation


“His large eyes are just like mine. You can’t doubt he’s got all his cuteness genes from me! You’re jealous!” He teased her trying to keep his voice straight suppressing a chuckle. “Oh yeah, and who’s he got his cute lips from?” She asked sharply, knowing it was only his provocation and yet falling for […]

A divorce… that could not last.


They had been married ever since they could remember–more than 20 years now. They did not even remember if it was out of love, or was it arranged. They were so young, it was called an infant marriage! It was thaaaat long. They always viewed things from different perspectives, yet somehow always managed to focus […]

Yay, I got rich! :) Virtually :(


Read the notice, above? Now don’t think my resolve is weak. Except for bank balance, my nothing is weak, get it? Oh okay, maybe other balances also–mental, emotional, spiritual, se… oh no, let’s not get there, please? But what happened totally warrants blogging. I’d turned fairly cynical, not believing in the goodness of mankind or […]

Sequel to My Post ‘Do I deserve pink chaddis?’ – Guest post by Sioneve


This is actually a guest post by Sioneve. We had a small blanter (blog+banter) here (click) She had promised to do a small story on how my conversation with my kids would turn out if one of them ended up like the girl in my post–‘Do I deserve pink chaddis?’ (click). So well, here goes […]

Bad timing


He finished reading it. Seventh time today. Her first love letter. “Could so much love ever vanish! She’ll understand, if I talk.” “Anjali, please understand! We’d fought before also. But we always made up! Why not today? I love you, Anjali!” She didn’t reply. Those suspended in air, hanging by rope about their neck, don’t. […]

Educational post


Smart Kid: Please gimme first rank this time at least! Smart God: I can’t. Others are also asking for the same thing! SK: That’s unfair! I come just second everytime. 😦 SG: Calculate area under the curve of what everyone gets in their lives against time, and you’ll know, I’m very fair. SK: I don’t […]

Love is blind. And can’t count!


…[Pluck] loves me not!Arggh…Third time now. I must’ve missed a petal.Arman, you fool! Look at yourself. Which birdbrain chick’s ever gonna harm her eyes laying them on you? Shh… You can’t silence your inner voice! Arman: Hey Riya! I was just thinking about… Riya: Will you marry me, Arman? ———- PS: Am just experimenting with […]

Democracy!


Rohit’s voice boomed, “You’re so arrogant to believe you didn’t require a creator to be created?” Manoj responded–amidst boo’s. But when he was heard, it was with disinterest. Rohit’d won the debate competition. Manoj wasn’t disappointed because he’d lost, but because he wasn’t heard. Rohit winked. “Now you know why I say I believe?”