The Magic Castle

The magic castle has been there since my childhood. My tiny feet were not strong enough to climb the hill, nor did we have parental permission to go there. We grew up with stories about the monsters that punished disobedient kids, the Fairy Godmother that rewards good behavior on attaining adulthood, the people who disappeared … More The Magic Castle

When Time Stopped

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters. George Eliot The timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream. Kahlil Gibran This is the story of … More When Time Stopped

Black Bag

The long drive has not prepared him for this. He is armed with a map, fired by ambition and powered by mercenaries of a secret mission. It is a modern-day treasure hunt, which had to be executed offline, with online aids. The coveted secrets now appear to be so in-his-face. It is the black bag … More Black Bag

Blazing pen

He has experienced gut-wrenching hunger in his early years. Later, he found that fighting hunger is easier than fighting evil which suppresses independent thought. He is a writer who dares to present things in a different manner, and superimposes his vision on existing or non-existent objects. The vision may contradict known logic. The fire in … More Blazing pen

Cloud

The full moon peeped through partial clouds. It is her day, and the clouds are bent upon taking away the glory. A lovelorn poet looks at the sky, and writes about the beauty of his lover behind a veil. Whom will you designate as the central character of this piece – the lover, lover’s beauty … More Cloud

Co-opetition

Mac and Alex chose notoriety to be better known. Nobody knew that those two arch rivals were secret friends, who strategized their public act well. They also managed to deflect attention when they worked in tandem a rival from outside. I am inclined to believe the teacher who said they were poised for success in … More Co-opetition