Short Stories Series (What are the odds! – Part2)

1AM, Kapil’s Apartment Kapil was snoring away to glory on his newly bought mattress. He was having a stressful week at work and an equally stressful time after. His best friend was upset and he could seldom help him in sorting out his messed up life. The only “me-time” he had was in his apartment where…

Short Stories Series (What are the odds! – Part1)

It was a humid afternoon for Mrs. Verma, she wanted to go out on the terrace of her two bedroom apartment for her usual afternoon scrutiny of the neighbourhood hoping to pick up on some gossip but she thought the better of her plan and instead turned on the cooler and decided to catch up…

Padmaavat

Movie: Padmaavat  Category: New Age Indian Film Industry Cast: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali (SLB) Music: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Sanchit Balhara (score) Every generation of movie going audience is blessed with an epic visionary film-maker and I can safely say SLB has been matching up to this honour with most…

Aruvi

Movie: Aruvi (English: Waterfall) Category: New Age Indian Film Industry Cast: Aditi Balan, Lakshmi Gopalaswamy Director: Arun Prabu Purushothaman Music: Bindhu Malini, Vedanth Bharadwaj Before we get to reviewing this movie, I have to make a few confessions for you as a reader to understand my take on this one. A – I am unfamiliar with the language Tamil…

Spring!

Spring’s here reminding you of how seasons change, no matter how intense the cold may be, warmth always overtakes.. Leaves wither awaiting gravity to consume themselves, a sudden stroke of unanticipated sunlight ensures they stay safely on their shelves.. Worms wriggle within the soil hibernating in unending peace, the first wake of early bright and they…

Rakhi

A thread so pure your heart knows for sure.. This bond is everlasting, there is absolutely no flabergasting! He’s naughty and naive, he’s rolled annoyance up his sleeve.. Despite all the facade, he’ll never fail in leaving you awed! A brother, a friend rolled all up in one, a combination so lethal he can definitely…

Beware, Gap ahead!

Scooting through those adolescent high-school years, how often have each of us come across the term “Generation Gap“. If you haven’t, then clearly you have grown up in a totally different world from mine and definitely not in India for sure. Aunties raising eyebrows if your skirt were a couple of inches above your knee…

Decoding “Lakshmi Bomb”!

The better half claims I am his lucky charm, so be it filling up forms to apply for that superb rental apartment or ordering a coffee, apparently if I do it, it’s always better!! Initially I thought “How sweet is that!” only to realise this is all a faux. Smart ass is just being lazy….

The art of letting GO!

They say it’s easier said than done. I say is it really?! Let’s get to the basics questions: Had a heartbreak? Was it a terrible breakup or even worst – a divorce? Lost someone really close? A pet, your close friend or family? Did you get fired? Almost got a promotion but lost it to…

Short Stories Series (The flying bride – Part1)

She wanted to leave the freshly applied henna a little longer, the design was appalling, but her heart advised otherwise. As the clock ticked by the minute, her desire to run away from her own wedding was getting stronger. She reached out to the nearest curtains and etched out henna coloured imprints on the pale…

Short Stories Series (A Bond from Beyond – Part 2)

I wasn’t ready to go to abroad for studies, let alone get into a field I wasn’t interested in. But mom did not budge, she was hell-bent on sending me away as soon as my results were out. Mrs. Anam Khan had her plans laid out to get me graduated from New York University (NYU)…

Short Stories Series (A Bond from Beyond – Part 1)

She ran with all her might, like there was no tomorrow. Her green studded lehenga was now well above her ankles, her bare feet scraped against the cement roads as she charged behind the speeding car. She wasn’t sure if her feet were bleeding, but she felt no pain. None whatsoever. All she saw was…