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Shrouded In Grief

As I stood at the gate ready to make my maiden visit to a graveyard, years of conditioning reverberated loud and clear in my...

Decision

It was the seventies and India was changing for the better. A huge number of girls were getting into higher education. They were actively seeking a university...

Mom

“Mom!” I whisper softly. “Mom…Mom. I am thirsty. Mom…wake up!” still whispering I nudge her gently. Why isn’t she waking up? I am thirsty. I cannot...

    IN THE SHADOWS OF AN UNBORN DREAM

   It was the winter of 1857. The cold winds cascading down  the northern mountains had swept across the city of Delhi, swathing it...

When Pride Shattered

  The meeting Behind the ancient wrought-iron gates, the night was eerily tranquil. Rows of tombstones were standing erect in quietude, to the left and right,...

Atop The Rolling Hills

It had been a week since I met her. Ever since, I visited the cemetery every day, hoping to get her glimpse. That day,...

BLACK & WHITE

London,  June 1880. The summer sun played around gaily with the honeysuckles and the forget-me-nots. The lilac cornflowers seemed to dance around in the warm...

The New Journey

Had I been sleeping for too long? My body felt so rigid! And what was this smell? I sniffed, it smelled like wet earth....

THE INDOMITABLE SPIRIT

The room was filled with a palpable chill, as time ebbed slowly as I looked down at my own body strapped onto the ventilator....

Homecoming

The jingling sound of bells reverberated in the twilight sky and steered the silence of her heart. She sat on the banks of the...

200 years of (Soul)itude

 Tonight is the night of the blood moon. A Shaman had once told me these nights are marked for marvel. I peered among the branches,...

The Race of Life

The two horse trainers approached the stables on a moonlit night. There was a leap in their step, excitement writ large on their faces.  They...
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