Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter…

Dear Daughter, As you turn five soon, my thoughts turn to the day you were born. Time has just flown by. Just yesterday, your didi was five when you were born and here you are – a little-big girl now. Being my second born, I never could give as much singular attention to you as [...]

Divided by Human, United by Nature ?

When the Earth shook, Durga’s house cracked in two. Sheikh consoled her saying ‘Sister, don’t worry. We will build it together.’ Gurdas came back from playground to find his parents gone along with his home. John embraced him with all the love and promised him and his many friends a new home. The bindi, the [...]

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

A Week in the Wild without Social Media

First things first, I don’t think social media is a big bad evil monster which is threatening to shred the fragile fabric of our society. In fact, I don’t think anything in moderation is bad. It’s the excess which can make it evil. We live in the times of WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchats [...]

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 [...]