I Riya was lying on her bed in an unconscious state. Vikram sat beside her, holding her hand gently. He looked at his wife and then at the doctor. His eye brows were constricted into a furrow and his face wistful. The doctor enquired, “Does she have any kind of stress?” “No”, answered Vikram. “Is […]

Placing a small white candle in her hands, he said, “Just focus on the flame and be with yourself.” Then there was a complete silence and darkness in the room. The only source of light was the candle. She gazed at the flame constantly as the candle melted. The flame flickered and danced at its […]

She walks down the path through the woods. The road was lined with laburnum and eucalyptus trees. A bend in the road hides her home from the view, the place which was her very own a few moments ago. Ever since she married, she had spent her entire life nurturing her new family and home. […]

He read it all over again with tears glistening through his eyes. The last letter!! His mind was filled with the memories of the past. Father’s sudden demise and a lonely childhood had left deep scars on his heart. He remembered the day when he was standing at the corridors of the boarding school accompanied […]

Morning: Seeing his daughter asleep till late in the morning, he smiled. He came near her, caressed her hair and started singing a melody, ”Mere ghar aai…..mere ghar aai ek nanhi pari…… ek nahi pari….chandni ke haseen rath pe sawaar…. mere ghr aai..ek nanhi pari.” The daughter opened her eyes slightly, and said, “Let me […]

*This blog post has also been published at www.womensweb.in. Ever wondered that a comic strip can hold so many secrets to life? When I came across ‘Calvin and Hobbes’, the most popular comic strip worldwide, I was filled with awe and a regret at the same time. Regret that why had I missed such a wonderful […]