The grass looks greener on the other side

The grass looks greener on the other side

I took out my camera and clicked a few pictures just to ensure that my camera was working fine. Lily had managed to find us seats quite close to the stage. And the shrinking violet arrived and I was obligated to click some pictures of her. It felt weird though. Back in college, I was supposed to be her senior and here I was clicking […]

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Out of the blue

Out of the blue

The more I thought about it, the feeling of having made my worst mistake by agreeing to get this book published grew. I was nervous and I really didn’t know what I was going to speak. The event manager of the publishing house had briefed me about what was going to happen. An introduction about the book and about me, reading a few paragraphs from […]

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Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo

“I always get that mood indigo, Since my baby said goodbye. And in the evenin’ when the lights are low,  I’m so lonely I could cry.” The song was played on the radio as I was sitting in the car, waiting for the signal to turn green. Ah! That song! It was one of my favourites a few years ago. But it had an air of […]

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Shrinking Violet

Shrinking Violet

I was late again and this wasn’t even an early morning appointment. I was supposed to cover a book launch this evening and that was all I knew about it. Oh that and and the venue. As I sat in the cab waiting for the signal to turn green, I decided to have a look at the invite so that I’d know what to look […]

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Will you be my sunshine?

Will you be my sunshine?

He liked the outdoors. I preferred staying indoors with a book in my hand. But we were good together. “Meet me at 8 am near the Gardens” he’d said. We’d never met that early! It was a lovely day, with the sun shining and a gentle breeze. He walked into the garden with that never fading smile. Before I could even say “Hi” he was kneeling […]

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Wish you were here

Wish you were here

“We’ll make a snowman” “And I’ll hit you with a snowball” “Can we go out in the snow? It’ll be cold!” “Its a dream, silly. We may never see the snow” I recalled the conversation that we had as kids. Looking at it snow, I wished you were here. Time had passed. The distance and misunderstandings had grown. We’d fought. Would you still remember me? […]

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A whiff of nostalgia

A whiff of nostalgia

I look outside my window. It is a bright and beautiful day with the lovely blue sky and the giant white fluffy clouds, the trees all green and the beautiful blooming flowers. I want to keep staring outside or better still I am tempted to go for a walk. But I look around me and reality strikes me. Ten huge cardboard boxes stare at me. […]

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Moving on

Moving on

“Dad, can we just camp at this place?”, the little boy tried asking again while they dismantled the tent. It was his first hike. “No son, we can’t” “But why? This is such a nice place, it is comfortable and I’ve been a good boy all along” “That’s where you are wrong. You musn’t get too comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone. Don’t stop […]

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The secret hideout

The secret hideout

I grabbed the things that I thought I would need and got into the car. I’d no destination in mind but I knew that I had to go away from the madness of the city. I needed peace to write my book. The mad rush of my daily routine didn’t let me concentrate on what I wanted to do. How wonderful it was during my […]

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The dream job

The dream job

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” “A musician”. “That’s not even a job! Study well!”   She remembered this memory from her childhood. She’d studied hard, topped her class and had landed a dream job. Everyone around her thought she was happy and were even envious of her. The long hours at work left her with no time for anything. The […]

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