Musings of a Doctor

I am a doctor and unlike the Facebook frame I am not glad that I am at work. I would too like to #staysafe #stayhome. Yet, I will not leave my duty and stay put till I can. It's totally unsafe to work because most of the hospitals have reduced manpower, lack of resources especially…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

Speech is silver, silence is gold.   This was what I learnt all my life. If someone hurls you abuses, don't reply back, just stay silent. If you don't agree, don't get into arguments, just keep silent. If you don't like something, just keep it to yourself. For silence is golden. All this seemed believable.…

When I was small, I looked at you Like my Father, brother or a friend. As i grew bigger, I realized you do not look at me the same way. The changes in my body, have made you drool over me. Yet, I am not an object of lust. Most of us even in India…

Journey

via Photo Challenge: Path The woods are lovely dark and deep,  But I have promises to keep;  And Miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost    When we are small, we enjoy each moment and live in present. But as we grow up, we forget how to enjoy and immerse ourselves in the rat…