“If I don’t make it, will you forget me soon?” We had joked about it many times, but I hadn’t counted on it happening, anxious as she was being wheeled in to the OT. “Promise me you’ll move on, my love.” I look at her, trying to smile through her pain. “Don’t be so worried, … Read moreThe Cure…
I love to travel. There is nothing more exhilarating or inspiring than to see new sights, new places, new people. It just fits, you know! I have many memories that involve trips, and these memories are priceless to me. I remember one time when me and seven other friends hopped in a Sumo, bunked college … Read moreThose Perfect Memories!
“Did you go to the post office yet, Jaya? Has any letter come from your Appa?” Jayakrishnan looks at his mother sadly. “No Amma. I forgot. I just came back from my match now.” “Hurry then. You know today is Saturday, and they close at noon. It is your responsibility to check for his letters.” … Read moreThe Letter
I chose her name. I know I was five minutes late, and some other relative told the same name before me, but I was excited, and ran up four flights of stairs to the room and shouted it aloud. I think she even smiled. I took her to her very first class. I remember a … Read moreThose little moments!
And then one day, he gave them proof. “I’ll hang from this goddamned skyscraper one day,” he used to say. His colleagues saw his limp body. “Oh Lord, he finally did it,” they whispered. But they waited to see if he actually had. When they believed, applause rang out. He smiled weakly from the bungee. … Read moreThe Big Jump
Almost every one of us have read the fairy tale of “The Beauty and the Beast”. The challenge at the recent exercise of the Indian Fiction Workshop was to retell the fairy tale in a contemporary setting with a word limit placed. This is my attempt at the exercise conjured by Prasanna Rao, and along … Read moreThe Garden of Roses