Lights and shadows

The city that never sleeps is buzzing with activity; the city provides livelihood if one is willing to put in the effort-and compromise with imposed lifestyles. Once again, I walk alone after a late shift at work, fearing for my safety and knowing I need luck to survive. Illuminated streets do not light up the … Continue reading Lights and shadows



“It can’t be anyone else but you”, her colleagues echoed on seeing the picture on the mantelpiece. “Don’t tell me you haven’t seen an uglier being…” she jested in good humor. “This marked the beginning of the greatest evangelist for diversity.” They were serious, and meant what they said.

Digital gift

There were memories of good times spent together in that collection of old records, and our dear old friend Laxminarayan refused to part with the treasure trove. A visit to his place was incomplete without listening to a few of his favorite ghazals. He sounded low on the phone today, and we knew it silently, … Continue reading Digital gift


"Wow! What a beautiful backdrop!" "It is a labor of love. I can't wait to see you crooning to a full auditorium." Three hours later, the audience was shocked to see the dark shadows traversing the stage. Somehow, it spelt terror.

3 Views in a Mirror

Watson :     A broken mirror leads to a horror story…. Onlooker :  It is just a smoking-friendly place. Sherlock:    Section 420 of Indian Penal Code covers offences relating to cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property. If I were you, I would try to decode the other two numbers.


I look for a way out of depression. Moving from grays to colors of hope is a journey. On the way, I meet myriad other colors pulling me in different directions, but am not sure if too much choice is good for mental health.