Short Stories

Love sure is a two way lane……love begets love

“You think the new style is suiting you,think again…have you lost your mind or has the age starting catching up?”her late husband’s elder brother snarled at her. She simply smiled and walked slowly,making her way to the first floor where she stayed with her son ,daughter in law n two adorable grand children. She stopped half way through the stairs…looked at herself in the mirror hanging on the wall… Those beautiful silvery white threads of silk which used to be tied in a neat bun or a plat had gone…a cropped bob cut had totally changed her personality…she looked...

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Life in Gurgaon-Part III

I was slowly trying to find my feet, both in the city and in my married life.Having got married in June, I was now into August, which was a very stressful time as I had lost my father just two years back and this would be the first time that I would be without my family. The tears flowed freely and the emotions were raw. Never had I imagined that life would be so different after marriage. Gone were the carefree days when chores were done out of choice. Now everything had to be managed and there had to...

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The Adorable Dads

7:30 pm -The phone rings….. “Hello hello hello…can you hear me”…a very anxious father calls up n repeats “hello” without even waiting for the other end to respond… “Yes papa, I can hear you loud n clear…how are you?”His girlie responds sweetly… “So all set to go?” “Hanji papa” “It’s going to be very cold there, hope you have kept your jackets, caps, gloves, and socks properly….” he inquires… “Papa….all set “she responds… “Don’t forget to keep your tickets n passport in the outer pocket” another instruction follows…..n she nods like an obedient child. “Carry a book with you…do...

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Life in Gurgaon-Part II

The first month came and went and I felt more like a househelp,rather than a newly married woman. All the stardust had vanished and by now,the henna had bled to a dirty yellow. I was trying to master the art of tying a sari on my own,to go to the umpteen lunches and dinners,which were just an overload of plastic smiles and oily food. Travelling back from Delhi from them was a nightmare on a two wheeler. The buses were interstate back then and some of them,like the famous Kamal transport had people from the neighbouring villages,who had never...

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A Moment Of Love

His father was visiting them after a long time.He decided to call upon all his siblings-older brother and younger sister over ,along with their families for the weekend.He wanted the whole family to be together so that they can cherish the quality time with his ageing father who had decided to devote his life to the senior citizens hence he was willingly staying there (despite all the kids wanting him to stay with them)but he would often pay a visit to all his three children … His wife was little reluctant as she felt that she would not have...

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Life In Gurgaon -Part I

?I shifted to Gurgaon in 1988, just married, into a big house, with only the two of us. There were not many house helps available back then, so the first week after getting married with all the fanfare, passed in cleaning and setting up the house. It was the end of June, the weather really bad. The only water available was through a modified version of the ancient hand pump. Electricity was less there and more not there.There was only one fan and since there was no power, most nights were out on the terrace. One would think, how...

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