Smile….

Smile….

The Joker pulled his lips into a wide smile, making everyone around guffaw. The act soon ended and he treated to his room. Exhausted, he fell asleep in his costume. While drifting off to sleep, one last thought floated in his mind – how many in the audience today put on their plastic smile? Grinning [...]

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

She Got Cancer… But My life Ended!

There was a couple sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I didn't know who they were until the woman turned around, and I saw it was my wife. There she was… still as beautiful as that angel on the top of the Christmas tree, the first ray of [...]

Love you to moon and back…

Love you to moon and back…

She was the IAS daughter married into the IAS family. The cherished daughter-in-law, the trophy wife, the one they all couldn’t stop raving about. Then she got pregnant. She was pampered dime-a-dozen. After all, she was bearer of the next IAS heir. The day she gave birth was a warm sunny one. ‘It’s a girl!’ [...]

Elixir- A Book Review

Elixir- A Book Review

I had picked up Elixir from the New Delhi World Book Fair last year on a publisher friend’s recommendation. Post that, meeting Sinjini Sengupta on Women’s Day earlier this year and following her feed on social media, I knew this would be one powerful read but never imagined it to be ‘unputdownable’ ( yippee I [...]

Man, Machine, Madness

Man, Machine, Madness

It’s 2150 and a massive train approaches the platform. World is now run by machines. Humans are a species on brink of extinction – they did not use their bodies for the longest period so their size reduced till they became a race of dwarfs with heads too heavy to hold. Then one brilliant man [...]

Book Review – Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun (Olympia, UK) Kamalini Natesan

Book Review – Naked Beneath the Midnight Sun (Olympia, UK) Kamalini Natesan

Naked beneath the Midnight Sun is a Gen Z coming off age pop fiction of Suchu who moves to Norway to pursue higher education in a folk high school in Scandinavia, Norway. The story of Suchareeta speaks of her relationship with her parents, her time adjusting to the new country, her delight in the new [...]

Women Must Gain Equality By Rising To Their True Potential: IPS Vinita S

Women Must Gain Equality By Rising To Their True Potential: IPS Vinita S

What is the kind of strength that a woman needs, when she decides to become a police officer in a patriarchal country like ours? What all are the hardships she faces every single day? Where does she get that drive to try and make a difference? All this, and more was going on in my [...]