Switch off

The morning welcomes me… With 100 Whatsapp messages, Each one wishing me a good morning, A forward message or a bouquet of flowers, Some pearls of wisdom or random updates, I click, ‘clear all’ and get to my work, As I prepare my favourite masala chai, I hear the phone beep…. Facebook and Twitter notifications,…

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…

Your Perceptions

Is your glass half-empty, or is it half-full? I am sure many of you would have come across this phrase. A decade ago if someone had asked me this question, I would have honestly admitted that the glass is half-empty. Yes, I was a pessimist back then. I had enough references to back by belief…

Beep-Beep

I was introduced to the world of texting when I was 20. My sister gifted me the most precious, Nokia 3310 mobile and it was super fun to Text. Initially, I loved texting and I would anxiously wait for the reply too, but then with time, I started losing interest in it.  The main reason…