July 28, 2015

Light and Shadows

It was as though Ved won the lottery. He got everything he wanted, and all of a sudden. All his life he waited for his uncle’s death. Ved never liked his uncle. He felt that his uncle considered life to be a military parade and wanted everyone to follow strict military rules and lead a […]

The Runaway Chaos

Navdeep called his girlfriend Sameera on her land phone and said, “Hey Sam! We have a problem. My Dad met his childhood friend yesterday. His friend has a daughter and my Dad and his friend are planning to get me hitched to this girl. My Dad asked me if I had anyone in my mind. […]

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The Next Leader

“Welcome to the second phase of our executive orientation program,” said Blake to the four new executive employees who joined the company. After dealing with many headhunters and recruiters, Blake and his team could finally find four people who they thought could be fit for prominent roles in the company. Blake is the CEO of […]

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A Secret Promise

Everyone other than Harish was excited about the competition. Being an athlete, Harish knew everything about these sporting events. But, there was something that always stopped him when he had to participate in national events. His parents were proud when he was one of the most successful athletes in every state level competition. But, his […]

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Victims of Time

On a dull Monday morning, Ved came to his desk and started with his work. He disliked his job, not because it was boring, but because it lacked ambition and determination. He started off well after college and joined a noble cause for a few days. He regretted the fact that he could not continue […]

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Speaking of Courage

“Faith is imminent when you have always been a follower and your life has been an exemplary one. If you have had parents and elders to guide you and tell you about God, you would become faithful. Likewise, wouldn’t it be nice if all of us were brought up in the corporate culture and told […]

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A Murky Affair

“Your wife has come to meet you,” said the cop to Raman. Raman could not control his tears as soon as he saw his wife from behind the bars. He said, “I did not kill her. This is a plot.” Raman’s wife Pragati said, “I know. I feel there is something more than just this […]

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Her Last Words

“My sister is in love with Rajeev and he is an anti-social element. He is a goon and I’m so worried about her,” said Radhika to her classmate. “If he is a goon, how did she fall for him?” asked her classmate. Radhika replied, “I have no clue. She says that it is love at […]

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The Polluted River

All the residents of the city gave up their hope about the river. The corporation has been polluting it for the last few decades and their complaints have always gone to deaf ears. They tried all possible ways to solve this problem, in vain. Some of them formed a group to combat corruption in the […]

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An Initiation

Rajesh felt glad he failed in more ways than it was possible for anyone. He failed in his career. He failed in his ¬†marriage. He failed as a brother. Unfortunately, his parents would never agree that he failed as a son. He was very happy of all his failures. Shanti, his wife, said, “Is everything […]

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The Paradox of Hope

Harish loved conflict more than anything else in his life. He build his life around conflicts. He worked in the Human Resources Department of his company. He was famous for resolving conflicts of any kind. It all started in college. When his seniors and his classmates fought for something else, Harish stepped in resolved the […]

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The College Reunion Party

Everyone ecstatically danced with their classmates. They never thought they would have the same fun they had twenty years ago. Times have changed. People have transformed. Yet, the children in them remained the same. They realized it when they met their college friends in a reunion after twenty years. “Thanks to the social media, we […]

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When The Mind Decides

Haritha had to take too many decisions on the same day. It was not a happy day either. Immediately after college, she had to rush¬†to the hospital to take care of her father. On her way to the hospital, she bought some magazines and books that her father liked. She wondered why he did not […]

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The Dawn

Sridhar and Akshara got married like any other couple. Two days after their wedding ceremony, they left for their honeymoon to a hill station. Akshara was angry that Sridhar chose to go to a hill station within the country. She wanted to go to an international honey moon destination like all her friends. Akshara avoided […]

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War of Words

Harish and his wife Shreya have not stopped fighting ever since they got married. They argue over everything. They tried their best to love each other. But, love never happened between, or they assume. They had a baby boy, Kabir, one and a half year after their marriage. When Kabir was born, Shreya blamed her […]

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A Stroke of Passion

The work day ended for everyone but him. Paul began his work after going back from work. While everyone else considered it as a time to relax at the end of a hectic day, Paul had to slog harder in the evenings and late nights and he enjoyed it. Paul was confident that one day […]

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Amid Much Fanfare

Aditya Mahanta is a celebrated veteran in the film industry. He is respected and revered by everyone in the country. He is considered the god father of the industry in this country. He has acted in more than 500 films, most of which are blockbusters. He rose to fame when he first acted as a […]

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True Valor

Ved and Hemant were waiting for their bus. They were eager to begin the next step of their journey. They enrolled together in a post graduation course. And, they started out their trip together. They have been friends for the last five years. They felt glad that they both got selected in the college. They […]

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The Real Victim

Nathan rang the door bell. He wanted to deliver the pizza as quickly as possible and rush to his girl friend’s place. She called up in the afternoon and said that she wanted to talk to him something important. She did not seem so happy in the call. Nathan is very worried that she is […]

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The Missing Mobs

Karthik is a police inspector in a small town which had very little crime rate. More often, Karthik and his team received complaints only about stolen vehicles and missing pet animals. He always wanted a huge dose of adventure. But, this town and its citizens were frightened of committing sins as they believed that the […]

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