Red Herring

“So you don’t remember me? Let me remind you something about your first day college. Weren’t you wearing a violet top?” “Yes and how do you know that?”, she tried respond pretending to appear calm despite wondering how did he even remember that. “Because I was one of the persons who tried talking to you when you just cried and ran away. And yeah that […]

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Clockwork Orange

Clockwork Orange

Much to my disappointment, I couldn’t get an answer to my question. The anchor proceeded to announce the next part of the program but I was no longer interested. I don’t know why but I had this urge of finding out more about this girl and I wouldn’t give up. I began thinking what to do next. The next thing on the agenda for the […]

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The Yellow Brick Road

The Yellow Brick Road

Was it my story? I wished it was! It had a lot less pain than my life. No one knew the extent to which I was hurt. Though I was crying each day from within I had to put on a “I’m okay” face and go about doing my job. I wish I had someone to talk to, but I had none. All those memories […]

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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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