From Riches to Rags to Riches

Mrs. Kaul’s otherwise soft hands had turned dark & cracked and that adorable face had lost its charm. Who once lived in Taj now lived in a small rented room with 20 other family members for they had to leave Kashmir overnight. She struggled with supplies; fed others and slept hungry. Household work & business,…

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Lockdown & The Newly Wed

She wasn’t sleeping, just waiting was Amit to wrap up his work. A month in their marriage, this lockdown had hit her expectations hard. Amit was working from home while Kavita was working for home. What earlier was a 9 to 6 job had no specific timings now and their personal life had gone for…

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Left behind was Mrs. Yadav…

6 days in the hospital and Mr. Yadav took his last breath surrounded by his family. Left behind in grief was Mrs. Yadav with their 4 married sons. The entire month went by in remembering the business tycoon. While the family had been setting an example of their unity to the world all their lives;…

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That Romantic Night.

Black sari and the noodle strapped blouse; Kartik couldn’t resist looking at Kritika as she opened the door. With dim lights of numerous candles, the living room was complimenting the moment perfectly. With a little push to the door and dropping the bag, Kartik was slipping into the moment gradually. Getting closer to Kartik and…

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The headline that had to say a lot…

Cutting the glass of the kitchen window, Naresh silently entered the Aggarwal Mansion in the late hours of the night. This robbery wouldn’t have required for him to put in much of an effort for the world knew that Mr. Aggarwal was on a business trip. The dead silence of the night was broken by…

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She Is Durga

The pandal for was set and the speakers were aloud. It was the last day of Durga Puja and also the time to bid adieu to the idol of strength. While Maa Durga was leaving physically, she was blooming within Santosh. Several stabs on Vinod’s chest, the knife and Santosh’s hand were filled in blood.…

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Last visit to the soothsayer

Tears rolled down her eyes and heart disagreed to believe; prediction of this famous Pandit had made Babita loose her last hope of becoming a mother. “Tumhari kundali mein Maa banne ka sukh nahi hai”, the words of the Pandit kept haunting her throughout the way back home. After 7 years of trying and numerous…

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What is a Reality?

Reality is rebuilding and refurnishing the entire house but still using the 20 yrs. old iron.Reality is buying an expensive set of china but still using the 20 yr. old toaster.Reality is buying clothes every other weekend but still having 20 yrs. Old suits in the bed box.Reality is buying expensive puffed pillows but end…

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Corona & the food Cart

The kitchen had nothing for Padma to prepare and offer to her 3 hungry kids. Lock-down had stopped her earnings from her roadside cart of food. Unlike other daily-wagers she didn’t have any other place to go & staying in the city was the only option. The lock-down lifted and the cart was again set.…

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That Romantic Plan

The house was decorated with tea lights and a special meal was prepared for Paras who was returning home after 21 days of isolation. The trip to Czech Republic costed him way too much, so, Riya thought of making him feel special. The doorbell rang and her heart skipped a beat. Walking to the door…

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