Short Stories

Climb up the very wall which is a barrier.

Karuna had fallen in love. She was on top of the world, having garnered a feeling that she had finally found someone who would love her to the moon and back. Sid,short for Shashank,was all that she had wished for.They had common interests and similar families. Both were well known in their respective fields and it was kind of obvious that the children would eventually take on the mantle and be directors. It was a fairytale wedding in a castle in Versailles.The honeymoon was a trip to the choicest of locales. Karuna made herself busy in renovating the farmhouse,where the...

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Yet another referral turned bad!

I am made to ponder and dig deep.Should I stop referring business or just wash my hands off the whole thing. Anyone asks do you know someone good? We simply say, “Sorry! Pls, find yourself.” No! This does not seem the solution. Let’s analyze this matter. Whenever we are need of buying something we ask our friends or put in on FB, hey my fav “Gurgaon Moms” my most popular group. Do you know someone good? I need this service/ I need to buy this product. Hey! I need a cake now? Hey pls, help urgently need a doctor?...

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That Special Dance!

Well..some special moments..incidents in life leave you awestruck..n mesmerized .. It was the silver jubilee anniversary of a relative yesterday.since my hubby is traveling so I along with both my sons decided to go for the celebration.dressed up in a pretty sari..flaunting diamonds(which are forever…as said by shri shri james bond….oh come on that’s how you are supposed to look when you are going for a family get together in India ..you can opt to look like bappi lahiri too if you are a gold lover..):D  It was brutally humid n hot in the evening n to add insult to...

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How are you?

"Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear"…read the side view mirror.. I -like most of the commuters of gurgaon was stuck in the traffic for hours together…I saw no point in cribbing (beggars can't be choosers..was I even left with an option?? )so decided to turn off the engine and sit back enjoying the muzic played by FM.. In the hustle bustle and mad race of life owing to the dearth of time…one forgets to have that much needed "conversation with self" This was the perfect time of helplessly being stuck on the road to utilise in...

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When the mind went blank

Ramakrishnan had just settled down with his son-in-law’s newspaper when he felt it being pulled away from his hands. “Mama, you are going to spend your entire day at home. Why don’t you read it later,” said Murthy.  Ramakrishnan meekly nodded his head and went back to sipping his filter coffee. This was a regular morning scene at the Murthy household. Ramakrishnan had one daughter, Anjana, who had been married to Murthy. Anjana and Murthy had three kids, all in various parts of the country studying and pursuing various dreams. After the death of his wife, Ramakrishnan had moved in with his daughter. At 82 Ramakrishnan was still as fit as a fiddle and had a sharp mind. The only slight complaint he had was with his hearing. For which he wore a hearing aid. Having him around took away the loneliness that Anjana ended up feeling from time to time since her kids now were all grown up and out of the house. Both father and daughter enjoyed the time that they spent with each other and would often be found sharing a laugh or a memory. Everything was just perfect until the day Ramakrishnan had his first episode. It began as a usual Monday morning; Murthy was busy getting ready for work, Anjana getting the meals for the day in order, and Ramakrishnan waiting for Murthy to...

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A New Dawn

Birds were chirping as Kusum realised it was morning. She got up with a start. A slight smile played on her lips as she realised this is going to be a special day. She was getting married. It was still early so no one else in the house was up. Kusum sat on her bedroom’s window and sipped her cup of tea in silence looking at the rising sun soaking in peace and calm. She knew one phase of her life was transforming into another. It could be long before she could come back to have tea in solace like this, she thought to herself. Yet there was excitement brewing in her heart of course. After all she had not seen her would be groom. That’s how it used to happen in those days. The elderly and respected folks of the house suggested this gharana1 for Kusum. Kusum’s father was very pleased with the proposition. The groom was electrical engineer. The family was an affluent one in Lucknow. In those days, it was a big deal to get such an educated groom. Who would not jump at this proposition? As Kusum blossomed into a beautiful woman, her match was highly sought after. Additionally her father felt that Kusum with a Master’s degree in Arts, deserved a highly educated life partner. She was much pampered being the first child in...

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