• Fiction

    Blank Pages

    With each passing moment more and more nerves were getting on to Arpita. If this went on any longer then she would be nothing but a clumsy pile of nerves when they actually called her inside. She had already messed up the previous interview and the previous. She could not afford to repeat the same again. She tried to hold her calm. She tried to remember all the responsibilities she was carrying right now. But this only worsened her condition. She looked around the office. It was a juxtaposition of colors. Paintings, all in vibrant shades of red, orange, rich…

  • Fiction

    Namesake

    It was a pleasant evening10. Raj lay on the roof of his ancestor’s house staring at the pitch black velvety sky studded with millions of stars. His daddu Vishal Narayan Chakravarty had taught him about the stars. The light breeze caressed his face. He recited the verse6 his daddu had taught him– And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; And those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. The house, a small fort really, was situated in a remote village called Lakshmishwara in Rajashthan where his ancestors ruled during…

  • Musing

    A date with myself

    Today is AB’s birthday.  But he is not here. I miss him badly. I miss last year’s celebration. I miss AB’s expression after those midnight surprises. He is such a kid sometimes. So I decide to give myself a treat. I wake up, I drink my tea, I take a lavish bath, I dress myself up in a pretty pink dress and I go out. I hire a cab and head for the City Centre with no plan in mind. It is still just the start of the day, so not many shops are open yet. Luckily Landmark is open.…

  • Musing

    I am a newbie

    I am a software engineer. I studied computer science engineering from an elite institute. I got a nice job even before my finals. And I got a nicer boyfriend AB. I got an awesome family and an amazing AB’s family. When I joined my job, my posting was in the same city as his. Sounds like a princess’s story, isn’t it? I thought so too. And I was overwhelmed. So much so that I gave up writing my journal which I had maintained from as long as I remembered. A whole new life away from home. A whole new world…

  • Fiction

    What was it?

    Not again. Riya sighed. Aghast. For the past fifteen minutes her bus was stuck at the Sholls signal. The red light turned green and then red again but her bus only moved an inch or so. Luckily she came to the bus stop early and could secure a seat on the left hand side. Else she would be totally scorched by the sun by now as it shone directly on the other side. It was a hot and humid day. Her face scarf was totally unbearable and the soft skin behind her ears ached from wearing the sunglasses for too…

  • Musing

    A Blog about Blogs!

    “Blogging? What is that?” Was my first reaction when I first heard about it. That was in 2003 may be! I was doing my engineering then! SS laughed at my bewildered look pitying my ineptitude! Since then 6 years have passed (Oh no! I have become so old!) and even ignorant like me also now knows what blogging means! Blogging is wonderful. Its definitely a mean of communicating across your social boundary. An attempt to find like minded people across the globe and that too without much effort! I felt thrilled when a man from Netherlands read and left a comment…