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

Moving on #FridayFictioneers

It was time to move on, say good bye to the house she grew up in which was now a dilipidated building. She would miss the good old days when they played in the courtyard without a worry, plucked mangoes from the trees.She would miss those hugs by grandma which magically took off all her… Continue reading Moving on #FridayFictioneers

The pain of a mother #FridayFictioneers

The rows of of branded stores, roadside cafes,her dream destination Chicago did little to cheer her up today.It had been just 2 days that she landed in her city of dreams for a business assignment. The initial thrill had subsided and she had this gnawing feeling of missing her daughter, the pain of a mother… Continue reading The pain of a mother #FridayFictioneers

With Mom and Dad #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

Harry stood at the deck, the moon illuminated the sky- it was a picture perfect sight. His Mama and Dad stood beside him- one perfect,happy family. He froze this thought in a corner of his heart,alas it was but a wish. Constant fights, followed by separation- it was a broken home. As he took the… Continue reading With Mom and Dad #FridayFictioneers #FlashFiction

The Date #FFFAW #Flash Fiction

Ryan adjusted his tie once more, he was really excited today. A date after a very long time. His busy work schedule and family responsibilities meant very little time for himself. The setting was perfect, one of their favourite coffee shops where they sipped many a latte and devoured blueberry cheesecake, laughed, cried, created wonderful… Continue reading The Date #FFFAW #Flash Fiction

Letter to a feminist from the 50’s #WTFOW #WriteBravely

Dear Dadi, It feels a bit odd to be writing a letter to you when I know you are fast asleep in the bedroom right ¬†next to me. But there are so many things that I have always wanted to say and at times they may not come out verbally as beautifully as they do… Continue reading Letter to a feminist from the 50’s #WTFOW #WriteBravely

The resource that lies within #WTFOW #WriteBravely

When I first read the prompt for Day 2, I was perplexed. My initial interpretation was of a quality I possess which helps me and enriches my life. But when I asked about this topic to my brother and a good blogger friend they came out with a totally different interpretation. They told me about… Continue reading The resource that lies within #WTFOW #WriteBravely