The hero with no cape #WriteBravely

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.”  Suraj drearily read the Whatsapp forward his sister sent him. He abhorred checking messages, much less when they weren’t urgent or important. Right now though, he didn’t have the energy to deal with her I-atleast-remembered-you saga. He …

Famous and remembered #WriteBravely

Prabhu looked down the legendary winding staircase. He remembered being in complete awe of it when he visited this place for the first time. Commoners back then, some now famous names walked down this same flight of stairs everyday, just like him. While they treaded towards a promising future, his journey comprised of running errands for …

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 …

Things we see on the streets #WriteBravely

  “Kisiki muskurahaton pe ho nisaar…” sang Grandpa merrily as he wiped the filthy streets with his long rough broom. Little Bittu tagged behind him, bored and puzzled. He twitched his nose at the horrendous stench while the emanating dust made him cough. Grandpa neither noticed nor bothered. “You promised this would be fun!” cried …