“I thought the plan was foolproof, least of all did I expect my assistant to catch me,” he’s not as perturbed by the prison sentence, as with the idea of being caught by a junior. “It was just a single thought …if it’s you, there has to be a method to the madness.” “You deciphered … More Plots

Bygone Era

“Mom, is that you sitting on the stool?” “Yeah… it was for the first picture sent to your Dad.” “I understand you lived without phones, but such a large image looks egoistic. And the pixelation isn’t so great..”


The transparent capsule lift in the lobby is the first of its kind in the city. The business magnate is complimented for his eclectic taste. He glides through with his beautiful wife and captures media attention. A year later, it becomes his undoing as dark secrets spill out in the open. He is in police … More Transparent


I’ve been a loner all my life. I do step out at times, but feel totally lost in a sea of people who look as human as me, but carry totally different mindsets. I wonder if the helix of their DNA got twisted a wee bit more than mine, or their neural pathways.. I’m happy … More Loner


People are tardy about returning books. And I’m insistent enough to keep reminding. I can’t let go of books. Received a pile today from a neighbour who had shifted elsewhere a month ago. He dropped in to say Hi, and return the books with apologies. It’s great to catch up with buddies again. I miss … More Coded

Doing our duty

“Chuck out the non-believers” goes the refrain. The leader who refused to open places of worship to stem a possible Third Wave of Covid is on target. I see a small postscript below social media messages “Forward to 15 people to escape the wrath of Gods.” It’s a God-fearing, not God-loving population that gives in … More Doing our duty


“A coaching business thrives because educators failed somewhere,” It seemed a rather rude thing to say at the school reunion, attended by some teachers held in high regard. He continued nevertheless, “You taught us Literature, Science, Maths and so much more, but nothing about the fundamental tenet of existence – Who am I?” “Well, have … More Tectonic


The black dog followed them home, and then blocked their path. He wouldn’t let them open the door to enter the house. They had ignored him for sometime, but there appeared to be a message in his persistence. “Let’s follow him. He has something to show us.” Tina felt he understood her language, and started … More Angel

Whose traditions?

There is a distinct sense of unease around the oncoming festival. She knows that certain things can’t be done. “But we aren’t having any visitors”, said her husband, \’just cook and eat and decorate the house as you like. Post some pictures with a wistful write-up on social media.” “It’s all a joke for you”, … More Whose traditions?

In a trance

Dinner with Diana on Fridays was a ritual, inmates of the asylum had always followed …. some had to be wheeled in by attendants, in a semi-conscious state after medication, but they were all present. ‘You know what, the shots aren’t as bad as you think, and I like the way they put me in … More In a trance