Sita and Mareech — SacredCircleforWomen

(Background : Ramayana has a story on how the ‘golden deer’ Mareech entices the protagonist Sita, and the chain of events leads to her stepping out of the security zone. She is then kidnapped by Raavan, and the act of her rescue leads to an epic war. Here, the deer Mareech returns to meet Sita, after […]Sita … Continue reading Sita and Mareech — SacredCircleforWomen

Layers of insanity

1. The marriage did not last.  Her husband complained she starts yelling and throwing things at him, as soon as he closed the bedroom door. His family said they cannot handle her insanity. Her father remained silent, but had tears in his eyes. He had to fight to get her out of the clutches of … Continue reading Layers of insanity

Perception and perspectives

The profession of astrology has taken a lot of brickbats in the recent past, for their failure to predict the pandemic. As usual, claims and counterclaims continue to crowd discussion space. Many astrologers shy away from predicting death, even if they see it. Some have learnt to put it in a positive or more acceptable … Continue reading Perception and perspectives

360 degrees feedback

Scene 1 “I hear the Branch Manager of JNPT branch is in a relationship with one of his colleagues. He is married ….” The boss is digressing from the topic of discussion. “Should we really bother about personal lives of employees? He is an excellent performer.” I suppress a smirk as plenty of unsavoury stories … Continue reading 360 degrees feedback

Stand up for what you are

Threatened of dire consequences, she stayed silent. And that was her undoing. She failed to inculcate strength and instilled a false belief in her daughters that they were meant to serve, maintain peace in relationships. All such errant mothers, please wake up, speak the truth. Stand up for what you truly are, redeem all that … Continue reading Stand up for what you are

In a place I (don’t) wanna be

Image: Saturday Evening post He remembers a sense of unease in company right from childhood.  He would be full of enthusiasm for a new experience, but find himself at the other end of strange looks. There was something that others could not relate to, and preferred staying away. He attached no great value to relationships … Continue reading In a place I (don’t) wanna be

Deja vu – Corona who?

Beep! Beep! The medicines have arrived. I open the door to pick up medicines from the conveyor belt, but who knows what it has touched in the numerous circular trips it takes. Disinfectants are being sprayed on it, yet who knows… I would disinfect the box and packaging again. There are large sound-proof and weather-proof … Continue reading Deja vu – Corona who?

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 … Continue reading The Magic Castle

When Time Stopped

When Time Stopped Reena Saxena

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 a … Continue reading When Time Stopped

Ineffectively intelligent

I chuckle at the coincidence. One of the trolls looks like a popular leader. I see reflections of his allies and opponents in the other figures, and start building stories around it. This promises to be a trip with high creative potential. On the way back, I see a rather threatening figure looming large in … Continue reading Ineffectively intelligent