Surprised, not so much.

I have been surprised multiple times today. So much that I have had to take out time to put it in writing because I didn’t want to lose the essence of this feeling that is with me since last night. It feels as if I am on a constant high since the two beers IContinue reading “Surprised, not so much.”

Mango Chutney

Mango Chutney, the book, tagged as an anthology of tasteful short fiction, was launched on the eve of Indian Independence Day of 2014 at Cha Bar, Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place. The book contains twenty six stories written by twenty six exceptional writers, bloggers, authors and social media celebrities on various topics. Incidentally, there happens toContinue reading “Mango Chutney”

Why I Do What I Do

How do you feel when people advise you? There are three kinds of people in this world. Firstly, there are those who hear the advising person uttering just one word. Bla. Secondly, there are those who actually hear what the advising person is saying and feel that he is making a lot of sense. Thirdly,Continue reading “Why I Do What I Do”

Fruits & Seeds

A dozen bananas, five chickoos, three guavas, two boxes of strawberries, two pomegranates, one huge canary melon and lots of grapes. This is my menu for today. Over the last few months, I have spent more money on fruits than on anything else. I have delayed holiday trips, I have avoided eat outs, I haveContinue reading “Fruits & Seeds”

The Inheritance

Have you ever thought about the concept of inheritance? In a world where no one guarantees about the events of the next day, people love to inherit. A father’s property, a mother’s favour, a brother’s approval, a sister’s concern, people are eager to inherit all sorts of things and people are not ashamed to askContinue reading “The Inheritance”

A Gift

Harish was on phone when Sunny spotted him coming out of the airport. Quite a busy man. He waved at Harish, who was still searching for a familiar face in the crowd. His eyes stopped at Sunny and a bright smile appeared on his face. He pointed a finger towards Sunny and made a pokingContinue reading “A Gift”

Cursed

Raju, Munna & Aslam were together for as long as they remembered. They did not like each other much, but their work required them to be in each other’s regular company. They were scrap pickers. They paid regular visits to the industrial areas spread in Gurgaon, Faridabad, Delhi and Noida, fill their lorries with unattendedContinue reading “Cursed”

Peace

“Dude, they started again!” whispered Sahil, making a gesture to come over to both Raaghav & Gautam. Gautam went near the window to hear what was happening. Raaghav just shook his head and continued trying to study despite the loud voices coming from the neighbouring apartment. It was an everyday routine. Raaghav had no interestContinue reading “Peace”

Creation

It was raining for the last two days, and from the last two days, two boys were trying to get some money at their hands to eat a good meal. “Sun must be shining behind the clouds but look at the road here”, Mark kicked the water with his right foot and continued, “looks goodContinue reading “Creation”

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A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

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