Shadow me…

Shadow me for bad and light me for good... But the shadow said, I owe none...I persist as long as you long... I feel the pain when the evil stands out in you...but poor me I can't detach from you... Without you I'm nobody but you need me to conceal your thoughts and actions... I…

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What is happiness…?

In the 9th grade our moral-science teacher asked the class, "when were you last happy?". As I look back on, I was clueless to answer at the age of 14; all my friends had an answer about new clothes, or toys, or a school excursion as their answer! Soon my turn was in, I hesitantly…

December…for a new beginning…

December would forever be our favorite month. It commemorates with the family gatherings, plunges us to the new year, new beginnings and the out-of-the-reach resolutions! The ritual of gazing the night sky at 12:00 am on the new years eve is something I still treasure. It instills so much hope for the new year to…

Occasional Sketch

With the onset of smartphones, the pens and pencils have taken a backseat. But thankfully I take some time off from smartphones for my daughters. The above sketch was a part of one such incident where I was running out of ideas to engage my daughters. So, to revive my sketching fondness I handed them…

Pine Tree Drive

It was their first anniversary. He liked the drive alongside the pine trees. Roma had a surprise for Yash. The drive got cumbersome with the slippery roads. He took a detour. The road seemed unusual with an old mansion standing out of the foggy mountains. The old mansion was welcoming. "Welcome Yash, I have been…

Time tested love

The last 5 years life had taken an ugly turn for Avantika, the loss of her parents to cancer was something she was not able to cope with. Traumatised by the loss, she secluded herself more and more and got diagnosed with retrograde amnesia. Arun never complained, his undaunted love transformed her from a cloistered…

IPS wife

Her mind paced million hours a minute, as she addressed the press meet for cracking the drug mafia chain! "Madam, you are grtting late for the karvachauth pooja", her subordinate told. She kept mum and hurried back home. She ensured all the preparations were done. Dressed in her favourite green attire, headed to the terrace…

God’s presence…

Rainy day driving through the slippery roads and the divinity of visiting the piligrim! She couldn't have asked more...she thought God was generous! After years of longing and seeing the endless "men" in the line. She thought why God discriminated gender to the extent of ignorance? Woman, a creator of new life and she was…

Essence of Durga

I overcame your evil with my good! Mumma does it mean we need to forgive who does evil with us? a 15-year-old daughter her mother. "No, you need to punish the wrong doers. If the victim gets silent, evil becomes prevalent. We should ensure no voices are unheard of evil doings. The predators karma should…