Proud of being Brown #WOW #ShortStory

Naira looked at her image in the mirror and cursed her luck again. I must have done something to displease the Gods, thats the reason I have been cursed with this dark skin which  everyone detests. Known as the black sheep of the family, not due her deeds but due to the colour of her… Continue reading Proud of being Brown #WOW #ShortStory

Closure #FridayReflections

Ridhi bit her lower lip, she always did that when she was tensed. She was visiting her hometown after 4 years. The peace and tranquility after a maddening schedule in London ought to calm her down. This was the place she was born and raised, where she made her first friends and foes and her… Continue reading Closure #FridayReflections

Being Myself- Unapologetic

The perfectly cooked, neither burnt nor raw, round chapatis laden with desi ghee neatly stacked one on top of the other lay in the casserole. Dal tadka and aloo shaak, peas pulao and boondi raita- and today’s speciality gajar ka halwa adorned the dinner table. A skill every woman ought to master to rule her… Continue reading Being Myself- Unapologetic

VIOLET hair- #BarAThon

Ray looked with awe at the woman who emerged from the saloon. She had colored her hair with streaks of violet and it looked spectacular. He imagined himself in violet hair and smiled. He always wanted to colour his hair and not the usual shades of brown and burgundy that guys do but he wanted… Continue reading VIOLET hair- #BarAThon

Green Bangles- #BarAThon

Meera looked at her barren hands, her forehead bereft of sindoor and bindi, the pale colored saree – they kept screaming at her “You are a widow, an unfortunate, unlucky soul. The symbols of marriage that once adorned you have now all been taken away. What use are they when the person in whose honor… Continue reading Green Bangles- #BarAThon

ORANGE Tree- #BarAThon

Shantala and Sudha sat gazing at the stars in the sky, as Sudha peeled an orange and handed over a few pieces to Shantala. They bit into the juicy orange as they reminisced their childhood days. They were childhood buddies, inseparable, people called them Siamese twins. Their favorite activity was climbing the orange tree in… Continue reading ORANGE Tree- #BarAThon

I bleed RED- #BarAThon

Vinodini could never forget that day, it was etched firmly in her memory. She was celebrated, revered like a Goddess. It all started when she spotted a few drops of blood in her panty and shrieked in horror. She thought she would die and she hurriedly called her mother. On seeing the blood, Amma smiled… Continue reading I bleed RED- #BarAThon