Beautiful

Well, of course I was fat. Nosy Aunty, who sat at the neighbouring veranda was having a fine time telling me exactly how much. I, on the other hand, was contemplating Homicide. ‘Its the arms, sweetheart.’ she purred, ‘You can’t do anything about it sitting at home. Have you considered joining a gym?’ Just by…

The Matchmaker

  It’s about time you got married.’ She said, looking up from her faithful laptop. ‘You can’t let one man ruin your life!’ ‘That man was your father.’ said her mother, her eyes twinkling with silent humour behind a pair of reading glasses. ‘ Don’t be dramatic, beta. My life is very far from ruined…

Cocoa

The phone landed with a ‘plomp’ at the foot of her bed. ‘Of course, there are 0 messages! It’s 3 AM, you idiot.’ She told herself, burying her head deep inside the warm blanket. Yet, sleep refused to come and the infernal phone refused to buzz. Was there honestly not a SINGLE person on the…

Treasure

The Explorer unrolled the Parchment, Glowing in the soft lamp-light. On his table it lay, holding the magic of centuries. As if it’d waited for Tonight.   A  Secret Map. One  that spoke in riddles, of mysteries unfurled Drawing curves and lines that Arched far and wide across the World.   At the bottom it…

Not Santa

‘Dadu, what do you want from Santa tomorrow?’ The little boy clambered up and tumbled into His lap. Putting away the newspaper, Dadu smiled and said, ‘Santa brings gifts for children, beta. I am too old!’ His Grandson paused for a moment, A million thoughts racing through his dark, innocent eyes. Then, with a decisive…

Queen

    ‘Almost there, almost there.’ she chanted to herself Furiously whispering, refusing to look down. Climbing down the ancient wall was no mean feat, Hands scraping, praying for the ground.   The mighty palace loomed ahead where she was the Little Lady, untamed. This Night would pass to a new dawn And Queen she…

Andromeda

21st February, 2009 She was infintely annoying. I was sitting at the bus stop,  waiting for the the blessed 217B to arrive, while rocking it out to Metallica which boomed in my headphones. Ah, the joys of being 20 and distinctively male. Nowhere to go, nowhere to be. She walked in and towards the neighbouring seat,…

Rose on Fire

Red and I sat at the farthest corner of the hall. Quietly surveying the bustling masses. My lemon yellow saree looked so pale next to her fiery scarlet. ‘Did you tell him?’ I asked, throwing a quick glance towards her still-slender middle. Glassy-eyed, she nodded. ‘And he still left?’ I exploded with holy best-friendsy fury….

Burning Demons

His hand trembled, the blade hovering inches away from his wrist. ‘New city, new oppurtunities!’ they had said. Yet here he sat a year later, helpless as ever. No job, no prospects, no home to run to And a mammoth pile of debts. Had he not been tested enough? Were the Divine Forces still not…

Beauty

‘There is no beauty. ‘ I tell you, darkly. ‘There is none left.’ I tell you again. You smile, breaking through my armours. ‘As long as the stars shine like they do tonight, love. Beauty will always be ours.’

Little Lioness

You could blame the years that’d piled on. Or my thinning hair or an ageing man’s poor eyesight. But I could spot an old student from a mile away. She stood across the street- tall beautiful and proud. Waiting for the speeding cars to stop. They didn’t. Neither did my mind. She used to sit…

Valentine Of Peace

Wrapped in a shawl that breathed of Magic And the warmest of memories, She sits in her favourite corner, An enchanting book propped open on her lap. The words on the page speak to Her, Whispering around her mind. Reflecting at the corners, Absorbing at the core. In the benign silence of the Night, Amidst…