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 [...]

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!’ [...]

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 [...]

Coz you shape lives….

Coz you shape lives….

‘Did you write this story?’ asked Raina Ma’am. ‘Y-yes, Ma’am’ replied the little girl meekly. The teacher was astounded by the depth of thought shown by the little mind… creativity beyond her age. ‘Hmm… I am not taking you to the Principal this time for not concentrating in the class. But next time, you can [...]

Every cloud has a silver lining…

Every cloud has a silver lining…

Major Shukla woke up as sweat broke out on his forehead. He still remembered the day when the bullet went right through his thigh in cross-border firing. The next thing he knew, he had woken up in the army hospital. The doctor said he was really sorry. They had tried everything. But they could not [...]

Rainbow Outside The Window…

Rainbow Outside The Window…

Suhana could hear her heart thumping in her chest… she was almost nauseous with anxiety. Her thoughts drifted back to memories from fifteen years back…. that sideways glance from her, that shy smile, that laughter which removed all gloom in any room... How she had approached Suhana on the last day of college... Hesitatingly confessing [...]

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Beauty lies in the eyes of….

Ohhhhhh…!! Gasped the onlookers, looking at the newborn… The depressed face of the husband, the sideward glances from the friends, the tch-tch sounds from the in-laws, the sympathetic looks from the nurses, and a pat on the shoulder with a clenched jaw from the doctor said it all. But the love seeped in a mother’s [...]