The dreadful silence

Ah that silence again !The silence creeping inside the bones,The silence numbing you from inside,The silence which gnaws at you from within,No it's not that peace there,It's the lull before the storm,Or is it the one after devastation! Do you know what comes after it?Another jumble of thoughts!Those pieces of jigsaw puzzle which do not … Continue reading The dreadful silence

From Black and White TV to the Smartphones !

I grew up watching Ramayana on a black and white TV. Sundays 9 am used to be the Prime time. There would be strict orders by my mom, and each of us would have bathed, hair washed, breakfast done and would be in front of the TV at exactly 8.55. Not only this would be … Continue reading From Black and White TV to the Smartphones !

The Great Indian Divide !!

As I sit reflecting back over the years gone by, I wonder what went wrong over the years. When I was a small child, I never heard the religious discussions either in my family, school or neighborhood. There was only one Muslim family I knew, and only thing which was different about them was that … Continue reading The Great Indian Divide !!

Let Her Be

"Tring, Tring" The shrill sound of her ringtone jolted her from sleep. Slowly, she fumbled with the switches and glanced at the time. 2.30am! "Who is calling me at this unmanly hour ?"Lost in her jumbled thoughts, Richa searched for the ringing mobile phone. A look at the screen confused her even more. She had … Continue reading Let Her Be

The Girl Next Door

I am the girl who lives next door. I know you do not remember me. You never spoke to me or heard my voice. I never walked on those streets freely, as I was told I had grown up and boys playing out could tease me. I decked myself in my room and surrounded myself … Continue reading The Girl Next Door

Fairy Tales – 1

She grew up reading Cinderella, snow white and Thumbelina. For every girl in distress, came a prince who would love her and decode all the disorder in her life. And they lived happily ever after!Only thing, she did not know what ever happily ever after meant! Coz known of the stories told anything beyond that. … Continue reading Fairy Tales – 1

From An Imperfect Mom !

Today morning, As I was checking my what's app and Facebook, I realised It is Mother's Day. A few months before, I would have been one, posting a pic of me and my son, and then checking for likes the whole day, waiting for notifications to beep.  After the facebook and what's app detox, not … Continue reading From An Imperfect Mom !

 Climbing The Ladder of Success

via Daily Prompt: Climbing " You never have time for us." "Couldn't you spare one hour for his dance performance ?"  I could still hear my wife's voice in my head. "Dad! Why didn't u come? All my friend's fathers were there, clicking their photographs. Why couldn't you come?" My son's pleas were drowned in … Continue reading  Climbing The Ladder of Success

The Day He spoke

Speak out "If i speak what's in my mind, people will judge me." So continued his thoughts and she kept silencing himself. It had been 100 days, he was in and out of the self imposed coma. "What, if he tells his  parents, they will say it was all his fault! " "What, if he … Continue reading The Day He spoke