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The Solo Cafe

There are two things that I have learnt from my travels. First, you can be pretty miserable almost anywhere. Second, being your own porter of a luggage weighing twenty-something kilos can suddenly transform you from a beautiful Diva to a… Continue Reading →

Philosopher’s Stone: A to Z Challenge Day # 16

  “Rub it thrice and the wish will be yours”, said the blue genie. “So it’s a magic stone? But I thought it was supposed to be a lamp where you reside”, said Aladdin. “That is just to drive away… Continue Reading →

November Narcissists: A to Z challenge Day#14

“Never date a Scorpio”, he said to the wide eyed girl in front of him. But you are a Scorpio yourself….. She was stopped mid-track, “That is precisely why I never thought of dating you before.” Explain… please. Well Scorpios… Continue Reading →

Mirror Mirror on the Wall: A to Z Challenge Day # 13

  Scanning the racks of a popular bookstore at the airport terminal, I came across several self-help books with some very wacky titles adorning the shelves – Things Your Mother Never Told You about Love, Why hasn’t he called, How… Continue Reading →

Le Fou (The Fool): A to Z challenge Day # 12

“Tell us Fool, When does a prince get very wet?” This was directed towards the crown prince, who was known to wet his bed when inebriated on wines. “When he becomes the reigning monarch, my lord!” The crowd hooted shamelessly… Continue Reading →

Essence of Meru: A to Z challenge 2014 Day # 5

  Namah pannaganaddhaaya vaikuntha vasavardhineh  Shruti-sindhu Sudhothpaada-mandaraaya Garutmathe   Finally! It’s time to say goodbye and start the journey towards the end. Aruna has come to greet me, cloaked in a sombre red, as if deeply regretting a parting friend…. Continue Reading →

Dark Warrior: A to Z Challenge 2014 Day # 4

  The stone was huge, almost the size of three human fist; black as the raven’s cloak, yet somehow alive with a quite blue gleam that pulsated like thunderbolt across a raging midnight sky.  Rhae looked at it with a strange… Continue Reading →

Clair de lune: A to Z Challenge Day#3

Igor sat on top of the cliff looking afar at the setting sun, waiting for Night to descend. His thoughts were still ringing with the voice of the Elders. “Make the impulse of your soul prevail over the inertia of… Continue Reading →

Bewitched: A to Z challenge Day # 2

“It’s beautiful”, thought Kathleen, caressing the antique gold locket with the curious carving. “I wonder why I never saw it in her possession before”. The locket was delivered to her that morning along with a letter, in a special parcel,… Continue Reading →

Monty chacha and the Christmas tree – Part I

Monty Chacha doesn’t like laughter; neither does he like loud music. He thinks music and laughter makes us frivolous. The truth is Monty Chacha has never been invited to a party… ever.. in his entire life. All that, however, was about… Continue Reading →

Unrequited

“In the loving memory of my departed soul, the child of winter & darkness; with fond remembrance… May you rest in peace”. Book I: AVINASH The lazy afternoon sun blazed its way through the broken window pane, the branches of… Continue Reading →

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