The Pearly Laugh

He sat on the ledge by the sea staring at the large office building towering in the front of him.   Just a few hours ago he was sitting inside the corner office of the same building looking down at the beautiful view of the sea, the cars zooming around on the road below, the…

The Dark Room

The Stranger stood there, leaning against the tree as he watched a man standing by the door of a small house. He was surrounded by around 50 young guys listening to whatever it was that he was saying. The man must have been in his 60s, at the most. He made a rather impressive figure,…

The Ghost Of Sunday

Mohit sat in the corner of his bed, his knees drawn up to his chin. The bed was quite large for a boy who was just 15 and Mohit made a rather tiny figure as he bunched himself up in the corner, his eyes closed and his hands shivering.   It was Sunday, a day…

Mia — A Run To The Edge Of The Cliff

Mia sat at the edge of the cliff staring down the steep drop, which ended at hard black rocks, with the sea spalshing at them, surf flying high above them. This was her favorite place. Secluded, lonely, leaving her all by herself. A place which allowed her to think without getting disturbed by someone, who…

The Woman On The Road…..

The News Reporter was walking down the empty street in the wee hours of morning, as he spotted her sitting on the pavement. A forlon looking, frail, oldish woman, wearing just a blouse and a weather beaten, petticoat. There was a bundle lying besides her, just off the footpath on the side of the road….

The Belle versus the Belly….

When I walked into the Indore airport to catch my flight back to Mumbai, it was almost empty. Getting a pick of my choice of seat in the waiting area, I chose the one in the very first row, so that I could check the Flight Screen without having to get up. I sat there…

WARNING: Women … DO NOT READ THIS POST !!

WARNING: WOMEN …. DON’T READ THIS POST !!   FOR MEN ONLY (On Woman’s Day):   On this Woman’s Day lets all take a pledge to give Equality to Women.   Lets make an effort to give the Women their Rights.   Lets give them the Right to Freedom, Freedom to live their life the…

“Happy Woman’s Day”, He said…..

She sat on the floor on her haunches, her back to the wall, her eyes looking out of the window. Her hands grabbing her saree around herself, more for comfort than for covering herself up. She had been sitting there throughout the night, waiting for the sun to rise, waiting for another day to start….

The Weekend That Was …..

The last few days were quite enlightening for me, and amusingly so. I learnt so many things about the society in general, I tell you.   Like; Rapes and Molestations are akin to motorbike accidents and its your fault for not wearing a helment, if you are involved in one. So basically, women while walking…

Bholu Bhakt Wants Proof ..

Me: You know, India is becoming increasingly unsafe for women, day by day. Bholu Bhakt: Hah !!! Kuch Bhi !! India is very safe for women. Look at Saudi, Look at Pakistan, Look at Syria, Look at Germany… Me: But I am an Indian, so I will look at Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, right? Bholu…