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

Where has love gone? #TellTaleThursday

He ventured in today and took a seat in the corner. He listened to each of them as they shared their stories- stories of betrayal, pain, broken marriages, angst and how despite darkness that engulfed their life, they wanted to forgive and move on. A self help group for those who were going through a… Continue reading Where has love gone? #TellTaleThursday

Be what you want to be #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Saroj looked in awe at the box full of brightly coloured threads. Blue, Pink, Red, Green- how beautiful they would look when blended into a shimmery sweater for little Prisha or a scarf for Ma. When Saroj was young and visited Grandma in summer holidays, they sat for hours in the little room as Grandma… Continue reading Be what you want to be #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Home is where the heart is #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Amy looked at Sweeny as she contentedly swam in her fancy little aquarium. “Are you truly happy little fish? In this aquarium? Don’t you desire to be free, swim in the ocean, the vast expanse of blue sky overhead, your family and friends around you- isn’t that where your home is? Just like me- I… Continue reading Home is where the heart is #FFFAW #FlashFiction

The Good Wife- Here is why this series is a must watch #MyFriendAlexa

There was a time when I loved watching TV but slowly the interest faded out. In the spare time I have, I prefer writing or reading blogs. With the birth of my daughter, “me time” became scarce and I wanted to optimise the limited time I have by making the experience worthwhile. I deliberately stayed… Continue reading The Good Wife- Here is why this series is a must watch #MyFriendAlexa

Do you have a Plan B? #MyFriendAlexa

I recently came across a “Humans of Bombay” post which covered actor Rajkumar Rao. He spoke about his dreams, his struggles to gain recognition in tinsel town. One thing that stood out was his raw passion and his sticking to Plan A- that is making it big as an actor in Bollywood. He never had… Continue reading Do you have a Plan B? #MyFriendAlexa