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

Looking at the brighter side of life, being thankful and looking for joy in little things.

The last few days have been pretty stressful – with my daughter being under the weather for almost 10 days and something untoward happening at work. It feels a lot very stressful especially after you have just come back from a fun filled holiday at Goa. I have been feeling the blues, life seemed unfair… Continue reading Looking at the brighter side of life, being thankful and looking for joy in little things.

An ounce of faith #TellTaleThursday

I walk into the shopping mall, hiding my face carefully in the shawl. I look around frantically- at that man sharing an ice cream cone with his toddler, the grandma immersed in her book at Crosswords, the lovey dovey couple posing for a selfie and the man leering at me. Shouldn’t I boil with anger… Continue reading An ounce of faith #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

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

My Wish #TellTaleThursday

Fairy Lights shone on the porch and a beautiful rangoli adorned the front door. The aroma of karanji and chaklis wafted through the air. The lamps shone bright but Suhas and Saroja’s world was dark as usual. Today was like any other day for them. The decked up house and the lights did little to… Continue reading My Wish #TellTaleThursday