Learning from Dad’s rules #WriteBravely

My dad gave me three life rules to live by: 1. Spoken words can never be taken back. Use them wisely. 2. Live and enjoy life to the fullest but remember to save for a rainy day, and 3. Any temptation, when overdone, is dangerous. The first two were easy, but the third one proved …

The Revenge #FridayFotoFiction

Camouflage face paint, hearts beating furiously and a resolve of acting out their sinister plan, they crouched behind the grill near the door. Revenge is a dish best served cold. She wouldn’t know what hit her! Inside, the lady regaled her bored maid about the ‘thieves’ she reported to the cops. Her alertness had helped …

Vacation and detox #FridayFotoFiction

Finding a secluded corner in the buzzing restaurant at lunchtime was a nightmare. Meera’s irresistible charm did the trick though. As she quietly settled with her paraphernalia at the ocean view table, her mind was already at work. ‘This must be quick’, she reflected, as she longingly ran her fingers over the treasured embroidered package. …

5 things I cannot live without #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

‘Tere bina jeena bhi hai kya jeena’ the lyrics went. Time and again Hindi movies and songs have reminded us that love is something we cannot live without. The romantic that I am, I deeply believe in it. Love, however, has many dimensions. Categorising it or measuring it in quantitative terms isn’t possible. Sometimes I …

Khaate peete ghar ki ladki :-)

The three people disapproved my presence for different reasons and at varied degree, generously making it crystal clear for me. The man, with his flaring nostrils and intimidating eyes emitting invisible death rays, was furious but controlled, acknowledging the decency of the place. The woman, hopeful but resigned to the fate of my choice, empathized …