Trust me, I can and I will!

Trust me, I can and I will!

I was sure that it would be difficult for her to find success in what she wanted to do and she was giving up her job for her it. I couldn’t see her broken if she failed and it hurt me that she wouldn’t listen to me and so I said, “Don’t do it”, as I made my last attempt to stop her. “Didn’t you […]

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A lesson in Patience

A lesson in Patience

I returned home after a long, tiring day at college and since all my submissions of projects and assignments for the semester were now over I decided to relax. Just as I was thinking what to do, my mom who is a school teacher called me out and said, “Please help me make a presentation for tomorrow’s class and it is important as the officials […]

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So far, yet so near

So far, yet so near

I sit there alone in a corner in the coffee shop and as I am waiting for my order, I see with a pang of envy a couple holding hands and smiling as they talk to each other. How I wish you were here and I could hold your hand as I spoke to you! As I am wishing that you didn’t have to be […]

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The birthday surprise

The birthday surprise

The clock struck 12 and she looked at her cellphone with expectant eyes but there was no message or a call from him. It was her birthday and she wanted him to be the first one to wish her and so she chose not to reply to the other messages and didn’t pick up the other calls. It was almost 1 am and as she […]

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Roles reversed

“Come on Ma you can do it”, she said as I tried to walk without support for the first time after the terrible accident in which I had fractured my leg. I was doing well so far but suddenly I missed my balance and slipped, and she came rushing towards me to stop me from falling. “Good progress for today Ma and don’t worry about […]

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The midnight hunger pangs

The midnight hunger pangs

He walked slowly to the kitchen, careful not to make any noise and he decided against switching on the lights as he didn’t want to wake them up. It was almost midnight and he was hungry as he had skipped dinner to protest against not getting the gift that he had asked for. He was feeling sad as he had not got the gift but […]

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The to-do list

The to-do list

She woke up early in the morning and glanced at her to-do list for the day. The list of things to be done always seemed to be increasing and with each passing day her life seemed to be getting tiring and monotonous. Her life was now governed by the to-do list and she could take it no more. The cool early morning breeze and the […]

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In search of dreams

In search of dreams

Ever since she was a child, she had a lot of dreams and plans for the future and she vowed to herself that she would make those dreams come true. But as she grew up, she had to face opposition for everything that she wanted to do to take her closer to her dreams. She was forced to follow the herd and though she detested […]

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Chocolate always wins!

Chocolate always wins!

She woke up determined to make an all new start and with a resolve to stick to her diet plan and exercise routine. Though she was tired listening to all those comments about her weight, what bothered her more was her inability to fit into some of her favourite dresses. She got off to a great start and did all the exercises that she was […]

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Conquering fear!

Something always went wrong and every time she tried, she failed. But within her she knew that she could do it and it was the fear of failure that stopped her from doing what she wanted to. The cycle continued- the fear led to failure and the failure led to fear. And then one day she decided to be fearless and stopped worrying about things […]

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