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The mother who felt like the Outsider

We can feel a gazillion feelings at once. Yet it’s amazing how we’re able to hide them from the world while living our mundane lives.

January 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

What Have You Ever Done For Me? Apart From My Son I’m Completely Alone In This House!

He made all the arrangements for her parents to come live with them and yet they seemed so unconcerned about him. Didn’t they need him anymore?

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

If Earning Money Would Bring Her Self-Respect, Then Why Wasn’t She Doing It?

Being dependent felt humiliating. She realized that earning money wasn’t only about money. It earned you respect and self-worth. #ShortStory

March 7, 2018 · 1 Comment

The spark that lit a fire within

When we think of “meant to be” we automatically assume forever. Maybe the forever is not the person, but what we gain from them.

January 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

Love, the end

Taking a deep breath she finally accepted – yes, she had been in love with a myth! God, she hated herself. How could she have been such a fool? How … Continue reading

February 17, 2014 · Leave a comment

Snow White – Second Best

I was flipping through the various fairy tales displayed at the bookstore wondering what to buy for my daughter. Very keen that she too reads all the books I’d read … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Just one moment

The avalanche of emotions overwhelmed her. This wasn’t what she had expected – she never thought that seeing him again would bring back the emotions she had buried deep within. … Continue reading

February 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Godfather

Anjum lay crying on the easy chair as memories played havoc in her mind. It was three weeks after Sanjeev’s death. Relatives and family had left just that morning. She … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

They say it’s Love

The rains came pouring as Kavvya left the office. Oh! She didn’t want to be late again. Siddhi would be upset. He had asked her to leave an hour ago … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 2 Comments

A Great Start

The yellow and black taxi cruised through the gloomy and lifeless street. Maya sat listlessly leaning her head against the open window. As she turned her face towards the clear … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

A conversation with Chaya

Sandhya lost track of time. Hugging her knees close, she sat staring blankly. Shafts of dust laden light filtered through the creaks in the window. The damp air felt cold. … Continue reading

September 26, 2012 · 2 Comments


The organisation my dear friend worked in for 14 years was recently restructured and her position was made redundant. The job still existed but it was expanded and transferred to … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment


Mrinalini retorted, ‘no, she will never look like her mother. She will always look like you, perhaps with some parts like her mother’. There was a moment of stunned silence. … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Living well is the best revenge!

Now wasn’t that an interesting thought, she wondered. It would be so much easy if believing firmly in it she was able to demonstrate it to those looking at her … Continue reading

April 1, 2012 · 1 Comment


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