A beautiful Lie (2 min read)

I took a long drag and let the smoke out; as it twirled in the air before my eyes, I lifted the glass to my lips only to find that it was empty. I muttered curses and turned to leave the balcony, when I heard a slight creaking sound - that of a door opening. [...]

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The unlived fairy tale life…( 1 min read)

'Let's get married,' Akaash said, sliding a ring on her finger; her eyes grew moist, but she managed to smile; swallowing back the lump that had formed in her throat, she softly uttered, 'you don't have to do this just because...' Akaash put a finger over her lips; 'I'm doing this because we both dreamed [...]

Forever starts now( 1 min read)

She hugged him tight. 'Stay a little longer,' she uttered softly. He ran his fingers through her hair while she buried her face in his chest. A tranquil silence filled the air around them until her soft sniffles broke it a minute later. Looking down at her, he broke the hug. She raised her moist [...]

The missed train( 1 min read)

Vrihaan finally reached the right platform; stopping to catch his breath, he stole a quick glance at his watch, then looked around; in the distance, sat a young girl who looked nearly half his age; 'the last train...,' before he could complete, the girl cut in, 'it left...you missed it'. Vrihaan sat down on the [...]

A chapter ends( 1 min read)

Walking down this road brings back loads of memories; these giant trees on both sides have been the ardent reader of those frayed pages of my life. My hand brushes against the leaves; it reminds me of the person who once held my hand as we walked. The Sun's rays penetrate their way through the trees [...]

Those little wandering eyes( 1 min read)

Sometimes all you need to do is recognize the sign you've been looking for all along. Ten years back I met a little boy sitting quietly in the last seat of a bus, clutching his tiny car toy, legs pulled up to his chest; for reasons unknown, those little wandering eyes gave rise to an [...]

The Bride And The Stranger( 2 min read)

I got married a couple of hours back. I'm sitting in my bridal attire, anxious, playing with fingers and staring up at the stars in anticipation. But it's not a bed of roses that I'm sitting on, but a ice-cold bench on a footpath - all alone. Looking up at the sky, I'm wondering what [...]

Do you still…( 2 min read)

'Do you still...' The voice at the other end trailed off. Arshi remained silent for some time, then hung up.  She knew the answer wasn't a simple yes or no. But it was not this question that niggled her heart. She wondered why she'd phoned him after all these years. No, it was not closure [...]

A little regret( 2 min read)

'Arnab!!' My heart skipped a beat; I stopped walking. The voice was well-known; the memories flooded my mind in a flash. 'Arnab!!' Inhaling deeply, I turned around. There she was, all smiles. 'Ipshita!' I uttered, faking a smile. She came forward, grinning broader. 'How're you?' After the pleasantries were done, we entered a Cafe nearby. [...]