A dash of colour #Fiction Monday

Rhea loved her bread plain, no sauce , jam or marmalade. Sometimes with butter or a slice of cheese maybe. And Raj loved his bread with a generous helping of jam or sauce. “We are like chalk and cheese” she exclaimed, “this ain’t working”. Raj was not one to give up. He won her over… Continue reading A dash of colour #Fiction Monday

Count your blessings- here is what the pandemic taught me

In mid March, it seemed like the worst nightmare ever and one that dint look like its ending. Work from home was not fun, I missed dressing up, putting on make up, my shoes and driving to work. I had just moved closer to my workplace and was looking forward to the flexibility of travelling… Continue reading Count your blessings- here is what the pandemic taught me

Marriages in times of Corona- a happy beginning (or ending)

Rita banged the tray on the dining table, she couldn’t take it anymore. The lockdown had made things really messy in an already troubled house. Rita and Alok with their 2 kids looked like a perfectly happy family on the outside but it was quite the opposite in reality. 12 years of marriage, 2 kids,… Continue reading Marriages in times of Corona- a happy beginning (or ending)

Coping mechanisms- A life beyond Dalgona

Social media flooded with coffee, chicken and cakes. Of course we no longer have that “so perfectly plated, surrounded by this scenic ambience” of the new fine dining restaurant in town, but no one’s leaving a stone unturned in making these gastronomical delights virtually available to for all to see. I quite enjoy the memes… Continue reading Coping mechanisms- A life beyond Dalgona

Bite sized stories inspired by the lockdown #StaySafe #RediscoverYourself

Adu never knew a life without his friends, Mommy and Daddy were always busy with work and his empty life was filled up with the boys gang and his Ipad. How cool was that! And then came Corona- Mommy Daddy at home with Adu but no friends and no playground. Mommy Daddy needed the wifi… Continue reading Bite sized stories inspired by the lockdown #StaySafe #RediscoverYourself

Of love and loss #TellTaleThursday

The beach always held a special place in her heart. As kids they ran and splashed water, made sand castles and lay down under the sun as they heard the sound of waves crashing nearby. The world was their oyster. Joel and she were meant to be. As they grew up, sparks flew. It was… Continue reading Of love and loss #TellTaleThursday

A tale of coffee and world travel #TellTaleThursday

Back to business, shutters up. The floor well swept and mopped. Freshly brewed coffee and the smell of pakoras. Breakfast time was the one where they made most money. A regular no frills coffee shop tucked in a one of the many lanes in Cochin, they sold around 300 cups of coffee each day. They… Continue reading A tale of coffee and world travel #TellTaleThursday

My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

Does it sound strange to talk about “Hiatus” or “Pausing”as my word of the Year when everyone’s talking about chasing their dreams, going out and getting what you desire. And thats exactly the kind of person I am. The ambitious , front bencher who will raise her hand first ( read Hermoine in class). The… Continue reading My Word of the Year 2019: Hiatus #WOTY

The Proposal #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Maya looked around in awe- she was wonderstruck by the natural beauty. Birds chirped in the distance and the water glistened as the sun shone brightly. While she would have loved to sing her favourite Bollywood romantic song in such a wonderful setting, there was something that made her uneasy. It was Rahul, her childhood… Continue reading The Proposal #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Love of a lifetime #TellTaleThursday

The sun shone brightly as the water glistened and a light breeze blew- the boats bobbled up and down gently. Jane laughed aloud as Harry shared a joke, their mouth stuffed with sandwiches. This was a yearly ritual which they both looked forward to. Harry worked far far away in the rig and seldom visited.… Continue reading Love of a lifetime #TellTaleThursday