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

Flash news-Married women & Working moms are happy to travel on work #MyFriendAlexa

I am a working mom, I have a 4 year old daughter. As much as I am a doting mom and cherish every moment spent with my little girl, I am ruthless when it comes to my career. I am a very ambitious person and aspire to reach the highest echelons in my career. I… Continue reading Flash news-Married women & Working moms are happy to travel on work #MyFriendAlexa

Tic Tac Toe #FFFAW

The whole family was gathered around Nana. A stony silence prevailed. Their eyes were moist. Muffled sobs could be heard. Nana looked around bewildered. He blinked his eyes as his gaze shifted from one face to another. His wife, sons, daughters, cousins, niece, grandkids, friends he couldn’t remember anyone. The degenerative disease had taken a… Continue reading Tic Tac Toe #FFFAW

White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction

Creases of worry appeared on Rohan’s forehead as he spoke to Malti on the phone A sudden phone call in the middle of the night from Malti’s childhood friend Sulakshana had suddenly turned things topsy turvy for the family. Sulu was going to get hitched in a fortnight but something had gone terribly wrong all… Continue reading White lie #FFFAW #FlashFiction

What is it about “women only” travel that makes us so uncomfortable?

My Mom and I took our first trip together, just the 2 of us to Malaysia and Singapore, back in 2011. It was her first international trip and my 2nd (after my maiden official trip to Hong Kong). I had landed a plum job with a leading Investment bank and decided to splurge my first… Continue reading What is it about “women only” travel that makes us so uncomfortable?

The magic plant #FridayFictioneers

Grandma Suzie always turned to the magic plant whenever we faced any troubles. She would sit by the table, place her palm around the plant and mutter something- her eyes tightly shut. It has magic in it roots- any troubles, bad days, illness, it has a solution to everything. As a child, I earnestly believed… Continue reading The magic plant #FridayFictioneers

Stunned #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z

This morning I woke up to a shocking news.  Rekha my neighbour had passed away from a sudden cardiac arrest. She had been busy wrapping up the kitchen work before she called it a night when she felt the pain in her chest. She collapsed and was rushed to the hospital where she was declared… Continue reading Stunned #AtoZChallenge #BlogchatterA2Z