July 9, 2017

Beware of Mind Games

It was a silent morning at home. Keerthi hated these silent mornings. She realized that her sister-in-law, Jaya, is sulking again. This has been the second sulk day for her this week. Keerthi is tired of her ways. However, her brother Ramesh is pretty used to her histrionics and would not discourage her from doing […]

Just Say Sorry

You can finally meet your dream girl. Rohit told to himself. He was going through some mixed emotions. He always wanted to get his love back. He knew Sruthi would come back to him. But, on the other hand, he never wanted to break her marriage. In the last three years since she got married, […]

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Hope and Distress

“There is nothing left for us here. We’ve been cheated. We need to go,” lamented the old man, Prabhakar, to his family. “What about the other families?” asked his wife, Parvathy. “We all are leaving at midnight. All of us met with the advocate. And, he told us that we better leave at the earliest,” […]

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An Unlikely Mother

“Why are you doing this?” asked Shyam. Damodar smiled and said, “You will not understand this. You will never understand this. Let me do what I like to do.” Shyam was unable to control his anger. He tried to remind his father once again about his age and situation by saying, “You are seventy years […]

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String of Pearls

A toddler was scribbling on the walls with an old crayon he found somewhere. Another toddler was getting the sand from outside and pouring it in the room. Two kids were running around the tree in the lawn. Inside, in another room, the caretakers, Karthik and his wife were shouting at each other. It was […]

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Master Strokes

Relations are meant to last, he believed. But, some men take advantage of women and treat them like slaves. Such men should be punished, he thought. Varadarajan is a senior advocate who specialized in divorce cases. He was so popular with the ladies that some called him the alimony expert. Varadarajan would make sure the […]

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A Walk in The Storm

Everyday, on his way to home from work, Michael walks for a few minutes after parking his car. He thinks about the day at work and tries to get off the images – good or bad – about work from his mind. Michael always preferred to go home with complete peace and be nice to […]

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A Downstream Trip

The meeting was in progress. Everyone was listening to the presenter. But, the most important person of the meeting, Utsav, was least interested and looked out of the window. He did not want to be there at this moment. He was not angry. He was not sad. He wanted to be somewhere else. He did […]

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Fortune Cookies

Keith hated his colleagues. He found them all boring. However, he had to work with them as he loved the work. He loved his job and his father always told him to find a job that he would love to do. As always, the team went to lunch after a major product launch. They decided […]

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Senses and Instincts

Since childhood, he knew it all before it happened. Every time a day before a cyclone, he would tell his father that it will rain heavily the next day. Once, he asked his father not to go to work as his father’s office was near to the beach. When his father almost ignored his request, […]

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Twenty Six Years

Having worked in this place for more than five decades, Sridhar found it very difficult to leave it. He hated the fact that he would not come to this place the next morning. He could not think of a life beyond this place where all trains stop for a while and many dreams take off […]

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The Unknown Legends

“I told him that I document love stories and let the world know about great stories that are happening in this age. He told me about you. Ranjan told me that you have been waiting for your love. I don’t see anything special in that. I’m sorry if I sound rude. But, I want to […]

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Beware of Love

“You try hard. You don’t want to give up. You want to try as long as possible. But, sometimes, you need to give up. You need to know where to draw the line and when to move on,” said Shankar to his students. Though he is the physics lecturer, he is known to give these […]

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Avenging Times

Ved does not talk much. Keerthana talks too much. But, they both haven’t talked to each other about the secrets deep in their hearts. They finally got a chance to go on a honeymoon trip almost after one year of their marriage. Though they were not so eager for this trip, they just wanted to […]

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Intentions and Interpretations

Richa ran to the counter to pick her boarding pass. She knew she was very late for her flight. She did not want to miss this flight. Though it was planned in the last minute, her boss would shout at her if she missed the flight. Fortunately, she came at the right time. The flight […]

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The Angst

Ved loved traveling by train. He enjoyed standing at the compartment door early in the morning. He would plug in his ear phones, listen to soothing music, and stand at the compartment door. He would keep his foot firm inside the threshold to avoid falling forward even if the train halted suddenly or there was […]

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Endearment of Hope

The two year old girl sat on her father’s lap in the bus shelter. She did not understand what was happening. She was blabbering something that hardly made any sense. Once in a while, she tried getting down to play. But, her father held her tight. He did not know what to tell her as […]

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On The Right Track

Rajeev drove faster than the allowed speed limit and flouted all possible traffic rules. He wanted to reach the Railway Station before the train left at any cost. While maneuvering through one of the busy junctions, he accidentally hit a cab in front of him. There must be no fatalities or injuries, he thought. He did […]

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Sudden Winds of Change

Ved never believed in people who predicted others’ lives and had no clue about their lives. But, Harish was hell bent about this uncle of his who predicts everything correctly. Ved hated the concept of horoscopes. Despite all his efforts and hard work, he has been facing a lot of hurdles and success has been […]

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