One God, One World

Towards the end of the 21st century, the entire world came to an end. Man killed man destroyed all the lands and tried to be God. No one could make their way to the throne of the almighty, through their foolish ways. There was death all around and the destiny of mankind was unknown. There … Continue reading One God, One World

Now You Know Y!

Shaman was a young, dynamic but confused man in his early 30s. He was an adventurous person, always looking out for variety, so much that he changed his name some years ago; for a change. His only problem was he could not be consistent. That evening he had been waiting for his girlfriend. His room … Continue reading Now You Know Y!

Mumbai

Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is called the city of dreams. It’s the home to around 20 million dreams. Dreams glittering like gold and sometimes like fool's gold. All lined one after the other like the queue of auto-rickshaws waiting for gas. Mumbai is the city which never sleeps; with destiny. The action is … Continue reading Mumbai

Life After Death

Ali was in his late teens, when he lost his father, in a cross-border terrorist combat. His father held an important position in the border security force. He was a brave soldier and had an epitaph in a small cemetery in his hometown, which was a very small village. Every day someone or the other … Continue reading Life After Death

Language No Bar

Bhoomarlal Bhammarlal Johri was the bohemian of the village. He attended school, up to nobody knows what grade, but he was very interested in geography. He wasn't employed anywhere as such but earned some money by doing odd jobs. He was a very talkative person and very popular in his village, but he wasn't famous … Continue reading Language No Bar

Hoodwinked

It’s said that there is no better judge than our own conscience, but some people in this world still try to cheat others. At the end of it, they do not know whether they cheated the other person or cheated themselves. The silence of a person is often taken as his cowardice, but the conscience … Continue reading Hoodwinked

Homeless Again

I am crying. I have been since morning. All night I witnessed my house being demolished and I just stood there a helpless feeble creature. So feeble, my existence did not seem to matter to the destroyers of this world. I could not even save my house. How am I supposed to save the nature? … Continue reading Homeless Again

HIV Positive

College days bring back a lot of memories for one and all. Some make you laugh, some hurt and some are just like treading an emotional line. Irrespective of what they might bring out in you, they’re beautiful. So, when I received the invite for my college alumni meet, I could barely contain my excitement. … Continue reading HIV Positive

Green Revolution

It was a fresh misty morning. I woke up and was going through my post. There was a letter from the Environment Ministry informing me about my promotion and transfer. I had been promoted as the Chief Conservator of Forests and transferred to Manas National Park in the north-eastern province of India. My happiness on … Continue reading Green Revolution

Consolation Prize

Shri was a young boy, born and brought up in the famous north-Indian city of Varanasi. He was a very reserved boy in his early school years. Varanasi is one the most religious cities of India. The holy river the Ganga attracts millions of tourists and worshipers every year. The sight by the riverside is … Continue reading Consolation Prize

Common Man

On a bright Sunday morning, Sunish sat back, reading his favorite comic strip, in The Times of India. The cartoon series YOU SAID IT, by RK Laxman, had won the hearts of the masses—the reason was the character. The common man stood beside each incident in a common man's daily life. In the real democratic world, … Continue reading Common Man

Chocolate Hero

Lakshya Vedh which means 'On Target' is the motto displayed on the emblem of the Indian Air Force, Squadron No.3 in the north Indian province which operates as a major close air support and reconnaissance unit. The base—called Cobras— is a usual military base except that it has a huge photograph of a young flying officer, Upkar … Continue reading Chocolate Hero

Beyond: Spirit Of A Woman

It was a bright sunny day. Mrs. Kapoor was leaving for work when the phone rang. Good morning aunt, Maggie here. Oh! Good morning child. Maggie had called to inform her that she is would be coming to the city and staying with her for a couple of days. She was Mrs. Kapoor’s to be daughter-in-law. … Continue reading Beyond: Spirit Of A Woman

First Year Junior College

I scored a distinction in SSC board. 78% was considered a very high percentage in 1995. School life was exciting but I was really very eager to finish school and enter college life. My teachers at school always wanted me to go to a very good college in the city, so I joined one of … Continue reading First Year Junior College