A Birthday Gift

She made herself a cup of strong filter kapi and sat on the couch that faced the Bandra Bandstand. The cool breeze kissed her cheeks, making her even more relaxed. She carefully opened her new Sony Vaio laptop and searched for that song on Google.  The moment she found it, she hit the download button…

The Power of Wishlists

 24th December 2012 Monday 03:00am I clearly remember writing down my wishlist after reading Preeti Shenoy’s ‘TheSecret Wishlist’. Preeti urged the reader to write their wishlist at the end of the book. So I too took out my favourite diary and listed down 20 things that I wanted to achieve. While penning them down, I had no idea…

That Fateful Night

I still remember that rainy night, a night that changed me forever, a night, when I faced my worst fears. I do remember the date, 16th August 2006. Just the previous day, we had celebrated the 59th year of Independence, but I really wondered if we were free…?  I was returning from my office, second…

I pray, do you?

I spent the first five years of my childhood in Thanjavur, the land of temples. My day would begin with the sound of the temple bells and Suprabhatam. My maternal grandparents took me to the temple every morning. I still remember how everyone in the temple would pray with his or her eyes closed and…

Haiku- Creek

When I crave for solitude My soul walks Towards that old creek Google Images   I lie in his arms Looking at our reflection Shine in the waters Google Images   PS: Thank you for your encouraging comments on the previous Haiku post. Here’s one more attempt. I loved this prompt. Linking it to Carpe…

Rhyme with Me

A Wednesday morning daughter gets up and Orders…. (with hands on her hips) ‘Mumma what you doing with your mobile. Take book and write’ She picks up my diary, gives me my pens (I use colourful pens) and sits by my side and says…. ‘Mumma u write poem today, just like Johnny Johnny, yes Pappa….