August 8, 2015

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 […]

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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Planting Fears

Shivanna is a roadside tea vendor who was known for his funny gestures and respect towards regular customers. As always, he had some new visitors. One of them thought that Shivanna would not know English and kept on talking to someone on the phone about something. As soon as this visitor left, Shivanna called up […]

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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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A Lovely Infraction

Harika looked around. She thought for a moment and decided not to kill herself. She contemplated many ideas and thought about making her life better. Finally, she decided to face her step mother get what she deserved – respect and money. Harika felt a whiff of fresh air and a great new positive energy. For […]

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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 […]

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The Blissful Journey

Ved came hurriedly to the train station. He was pretty sure he will not get a berth in the train. It is a twenty four hour trip. He was hoping to speak to the conductor and get a berth for this day. Shalini reached the train station. Confidently, she took out her ticket to realize […]

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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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Glitz and Glamour

“We are considering a break,” announced Shankar, the super star hero of the country. While he was walking out, his secretary asked, “Did you mean to say break-up?” Shankar realized his mistake. He said, “Gosh! This hangover. Let me go back and tell them that I plan to break up with Nandini.” His secretary, Sharma, […]

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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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The Mysterious Voice

“Why do you keep calling me again and again?” asked Harish to the stranger on the phone. “Because I love you and I love to talk with you,” said the girl on the phone. The stranger kept on talking something or the other. Though Harish wanted to stop talking with her, he liked her voice […]

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