Blowing away smoke rings, symbolically

I held the white and yellow stick elegantly between my fingers and gingerly placed it on my parted lips. Within moments a wave of relief swept over me even as people around eyed me with a hint of fake derision. “I’ll never smoke in my life!” had been my adamant stand. What made me change …

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 …

Kids, Movies and an Anti-climax

The chirpy song plays on the big screen. The handsome and suave Shammi Kapoor sways in his signature non-choreographed dancing style on the melodious music. He’s wooing his onscreen darling Sharmila Tagore with one of the best songs of his career Tareef karu kya uski from the movie Kashmir Ki Kali. Discarding the seats the …

Is being a good listener always a virtue? #SuperBloggerChallenge2018

There are people who promise to be there for others, and then there are people who actually are. If you’re someone who makes your presence felt in someone’s life even before they say the word, you’re admittedly the best. It really doesn’t take a lot to be good to others. We all need a friend/partner/confidante …

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 …