Dealing with Rejection and the Accompanying Dejection

As I check my email for the umpteenth time for mails from recruiters, I feel my heart beating faster. I see there are seven recruiters who have “shown interest in my profile”. Sadly, none of the seven have called me yet. The speed at which my heart was beating a while ago, has lessened considerably,…

The Blue Umbrella

The umbrella was like a flower, a great blue flower that had sprung up on the dry brown hillside. In exchange for her lucky leopard’s claw pendant, Binya acquires a beautiful blue umbrella that makes her the envy of everyone in the village, especially Ram Bharosa, the shopkeeper. It is the prettiest umbrella in the…

You Only Live Once?

Imagine you disappear. Twenty years later, three people are looking for you. One is dying to meet you again. The other wishes you had never met them. The third wishes to have met you at least once. You are one person. Aren’t you? But you are not the same for each one of them. Find…

Love…or Is it?

“Let us all remember- We are dust, and unto dust, we shall return!” With that the priest concluded the funeral service and the body was laid to rest, never to be heard from again. The cause of death- major blows to the head, leading to a broken cranium and intense bleeding. Gina had met the…

Absent

You are awfully quiet, remarkably absent. It is very confusing, unusually silent… The End Just some outpour of thoughts in intricately woven words. Expressions from lovers of imagination and their love for writing. Writings that shake and wake you, make you think, stir your soul, leave an imprint. Just some mellifluous bits- their wordbytes. Wanna be a wordmate?…

Do Not Normalize

During this period, I’m certain everyone has passed by something that’s more traumatising than the pandemic we’re all experiencing. You might wonder what could be more drastic than this pandemic, and I am sorry to provide our “humanity” as the answer. From the increasing rates of domestic violence, to the infuriating number of cases in…

Doctor’s Day

It’s the first day of July, celebrated every year as National Doctor’s Day in India. And today- more than ever before, we realize and respect these noble warriors. Amid this lockdown, as most of us are gathering our day in the safety of our homes, at this moment, doctors from all across the world are…

Imperfect Love

Love is not always perfect, it may not be a fairytale, nor a storybook to collect. Love is about overcoming barriers, facing the challenges, which often seem the pain carriers. It’s worth fighting to be together, holding on and vouching for, forever. It’s a short word- easy to spell, difficult to define, and impossible to…

The Ticket

It was when I was pregnant, working for the love of working, so much that I worked till the last trimester. I would commute by bus since the middle of my second trimester, as driving was a strain, rather I enjoyed sitting in peace listening to the Garbh Sanskar Mantra on Red FM sometimes. Purple…

The Voice

My dear, you are so cheerful. As you approach with dancing steps, and speak in happiness- oh my, what a voice that is, turning things up-side-down! Where do you find so many words to say? Laughter-filled whispers in my ear- so playful, I love to hear your voice, every single day! Wanna be a wordmate?…

A Short Story!

When he left walking with her, she began travelling places! The End Just some outpour of thoughts in intricately woven words. Expressions from lovers of imagination and their love for writing. Writings that shake and wake you, make you think, stir your soul, leave an imprint. Just some mellifluous bits- their wordbytes. Wanna be a wordmate? Connect with…

Mine and Mine Alone

“Tickets for three please”, she said to the attendant. All this while she feigned ignorance, putting her best act, as though she hadn’t noticed my presence. “Well played”, I thought to myself with a crooked smile lighting up my face. “She just won’t let anyone know that I am the only one who gets to…

You Are The Reason- Calum Scott

‘You Are The Reason’ is a song written and performed by British singer-songwriter Calum Scott. Co-written by Jon Maguire and Corey James Sanders, this song was released in November 2017. Primarily the lyrics suggest that this song is about regret coming from a broken relationship, the struggle in getting over it, the craving and the…

Moriturism

The insomnia-borne jolt of awareness that you will die, that these passing years aren’t just scenes from a dress rehearsal, rounds of an ongoing game or chapters in a story you’ll be telling later, but are footprints being lapped by the steadily gathering tide of an unfathomable abyss, which still wouldn’t wash out the aftertaste…