Reboot

This has to be the longest duration of time I have been absent from the blog. It is not that I didn’t want to write, but when do we ever get what we want? I just couldn’t or perhaps I should write, I just didn’t. When the number of people around you grows, you startContinue reading “Reboot”

The Torn Earlobe

‘I didn’t mean to tear apart his earlobe!’ I said to my cousin. ‘Oh comeon! You continuously hit him right on his ear!’ He said, reminding me that it was me who was in trouble, yet again. ‘So, what do we do now?’ I asked my cousin who was equally terrified. ‘Let’s go to NowsheraContinue reading “The Torn Earlobe”

Kiss of Love

Marriages are tough to manage and if it is an Indian marriage, God be with you. Aniket was looking for his one chance since morning to kiss Kaajal whereas she had kept herself busy with something or the other, and necessarily so. Managing the wedding of your younger sister is no small task. Each andContinue reading “Kiss of Love”

Motherhood

The problem was not that she was about to deliver a baby, the problem was that she was unmarried. Though being unmarried and delivering a baby is not a crime in the eyes of law, but it is one of the most heinous crimes in the eyes of society in India. The crime becomes aContinue reading “Motherhood”

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”

An Asshole & A Faithful

It was June 2011, I was working in UAE. I was taking driving classes to obtain my driving license and believe me, getting a driving license in UAE is one hell of a task. I’d been taking classes for the last four months, failed three tests and was paying a sum equivalent of INR 10,000Continue reading “An Asshole & A Faithful”

A Dog Is A Dog Is A Dog

‘A dog is a dog for every dog but a human is not human for every human.’ – Rob ——————————- Rob was a regular street dog. He was lean, fit, cruel & independent. On any given day, he was able to outrun any number of dogs in his locality. Rob was the best when itContinue reading “A Dog Is A Dog Is A Dog”

Being : ‘Ethical’

Ethic is a strong word, like a huge metal chain, tying people to their respective social limitations and instructing them to perform according to the ethics which were fed to them when they didn’t even know the meaning of the word ‘ethic’ itself. There are thousand of codes of ethics for a human being, spreadContinue reading “Being : ‘Ethical’”

Being : ‘Joyful’

Joy is a language that we have completely forgotten. We have been forced to forget it, compelled to. Actually, sometimes I feel the society is against joy, the entire civilization is against it. The society invests tremendously in misery, it depends on misery, it feeds on misery, it survives on misery. It feels like theContinue reading “Being : ‘Joyful’”

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