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. [...]


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 remindsĀ 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.Ā  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 [...]

Did they live happily ever after? (1 min read)

There once was a castle, where lived a little Prince. He'd always been told that one day a beautiful Princess would turn up and sweep him off his feet. 'But...I'm ugly!!' He looked pensive. 'She'd have eyes only for your heart, Prince.' Years passed. He grew up to be a nice man with an unsightly [...]