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Game of Blogs – The Escape – Chapter 12

Team – FrontRunners Week#2 Read the previous chapter here. “Can we get some lights in the alcove as well? And why is the corridor not lighted up yet?” an exasperated Tara shouted at the electrician who was busy fixing the… Continue Reading →

Game Of Blogs – The Escape – Chapter 1

Team – Front Runners Week # 1 She was seven years old again. The room was white and the lights were so bright, it hurt her eyes. Santa had come, along with her Christmas present – a beautiful red violin… Continue Reading →

No Promises

  Leave me alone! The door banged with uncommon brutality, as she ended another showdown with her husband. The migraine seems to be splitting her head into two. It was one of those days. Dhruv wanted her to leave her… 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 →

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 →

The Lone Hermit

Rippling and gliding silently like a black python, the river shimmered like the stars in the heavens above, reflecting the lights of innumerable diyas from its banks. We were sitting in a boat, down the Ganges and in front of me was… 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 →

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