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!

Village Vibes

Cutey, my dog, gave us a big fright when she bolted after two deer that were passing behind our home. While she has pulled similar stunts before, (and knowing her, will most likely continue to do so) those have been limited to chasing squirrels and cats. Once the squirrels climb up a tree, Cutey triesContinue reading “Village Vibes”

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.

The aam Aam Panna

A few days ago, I was at the Indian store to refill my stock of masalas (spices) and chai (tea), when my gaze landed on a basket of mangoes sitting innocently on one of the counters. I froze. Literally. Froze. And then it hit me hard. The calendar is on May. MAY!! For most desisContinue reading “The aam Aam Panna”

The Inky Path

We all know that Pen is mightier than the sword. However, did you know that, not all pens are equal! The ink pen, a.k.a fountain pen, is undoubtedly, the mightiest! Social media has a funny way of taking you down the memory lane. Just yesterday, in one of the groups I follow, someone posted an imageContinue reading “The Inky Path”

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 Cave in the Woods

Part 1 A few years ago, Seth, Aria, Devin, and Amir were enjoying a glorious Sunday afternoon in springtime. The corner at the end of the narrow lane that led to their houses was their usual meeting spot. “Let’s explore the woods today!” suggested Devin, who loved the outdoors. “Yes, let’s!” Aria agreed, for sheContinue reading “The Cave in the Woods”

Other Earth

Prequel now available as a standalone short story – The Cave in the Woods. The dreamer that I am, a particular scenario keeps playing itself in mind – that of the existence of an other earth. The other earth is exactly like the one we live on, the same people, the same buildings, everything isContinue reading “Other Earth”