Bed time story

“I want to build a bed.” My first sentence uttered over my first cup of my favorite strong black coffee brewed by my favorite man.

AT: The AquaTerrestrial

The sci-fi shows, UFO news, and alien invasions all hid what matters the most…Humans are the alien species on Earth! This (science) fictional story takes you through what happens when we humans finally come face to face with the original earthlings!

Black Gold

Gardening can be as easy as breathing, and as cheap as air, if you just know how! Read the story to know how I fell in love with this art, and also get some tips and tricks from Vijaya, my Green Goddess, who coax even a rock to bloom into a tree.

Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)

“Please give me your kaapdi pishvi (cloth bag) and some sutte paise (loose change).” These are usually the first words out of my mouth on the first morning every time I land in India. Without fail. Every single time. After the first few times, like my many other ‘stunts’, my mother got over the initial shock,Continue reading “Marketing (grocery/vegetable shopping)”

The Warm Yellow Light

Let me begin with my sincere apologies for being away from the blogging scene for so long. I was busy enjoying the books of the local library, and was too lazy to boot up the laptop. But this evening’s experiences and musings compelled me to shake off my laziness and start up the smart-machine andContinue reading “The Warm Yellow Light”

An Author is Born

Four cousins, who have grown up in the city, are on a journey to a rural village against their wishes. They are accompanying their parents who have been asked to help change the village into a smart village. These city-bred children have to survive this change that begins with a long train journey in a non -air-conditioned coach .Will these brand-totting kids adjust to the local wares of a village…

Rapunzel of the 21st century

Hello there. I am Rapunzel… you don’t believe me? I really am – Rapunzel of the 21st century. Though I don’t have a wicked witch keeping me locked in a tower, I do have the society and expectations of the various ‘well-intentioned’ aunties and uncles who keep me locked in the tower of society’s dynamicContinue reading “Rapunzel of the 21st century”

Proposing a fashionista

“Oh!! I absolutely dislike summertime!” she storms in. “Well! That’s what you say for every season when it is in season!” he retorts. Oops! You have pulled the plug on your safety buddy! She whirls around and shoves a finger into his chest… “How dare you! Huh? How dare you say that? I love springtime,Continue reading “Proposing a fashionista”