Invigorate

“You know how I practised my sport every morning to be the State Champion. I’d won the district trophy in 1965, but was not going to stop there.” Phil and Jim were both seen walking on the pavement in the evenings. Phil had recently developed a slight limp, and was worried about his physical fitness. …

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He used to be ….

“Crowded streets in Covid times are scary…..” “It’s not a fraction of what it used to be on this day.” “This day?” “Yes. Today is Gokulashtami, the birthday of Lord Krishna. Traditionally, people tie up yoghurt and sweets in a pot and hang it very high. There is an art of science of getting up …

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Reading too much

I try to find a pattern in the randomness. Is there a message hidden for someone? Was it meant to cross the barriers of language, culture and time - if someone sees it long after the imprints were created? Palms, thumbs, teardrops, jellyfish … certainly something to do with aquatic life ….or just the uncontrolled …

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Behind the scenes

It is the most difficult part of life - watching you unwind after a day that was not spent with me, knowing fully well that decisions taken during the day impact my life. My strength is being a mute witness to everything that transpires in your most intimate moments - in your mind, on your …

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Moving

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA “The kids love playing here, but I’m afraid these wagons will become a criminal den. Need to be moved outta here.” "These wagons are part of history - some legendary movies have been shot in these.” “Really? Where are those actors who starred in the movies and shot their action scenes? Does …

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Today

This is the window to my soul.  Today, I’ve found the keys to the conscious and subconscious and unconscious scripts, I could not decipher earlier. Today is the day of emancipation for me. Today is the first day of the rest of my enlightened life. I would have kept rambling, if they had not asked …

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A way of life

The gravel below her bare feet hurts, but reminds her of how much has fallen between the cracks. Three decades is not a short time. It is equivalent to the most active part of adult life.  She walks on like a zombie, assuming that the sky has always been dark, there are horrors hidden in …

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Unfinished

The artist shot herself. Police enquiries do not reveal much. She lived alone, and was not known to entertain much. The matter is silently closed, as eulogies for her talent pour on media pages. Her housekeeper has a different story to tell. The unfinished painting in her studio changes colours every day. There was a …

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