Mezzanine floors

The janitor never let me in. I was a mere kid. It left me with a feeling of horizons unexplored. Was there another flight of stairs, beyond the confines of vision? Was there another sky – not blue? My paintings reflect unexplored skies – birds on my shoulder whispering messages from the universe. My adventures … More Mezzanine floors

Discomfort

The loveseat made her uncomfortable, so she moved to the couch.  The sight of thirteen nude figures on the loveseat upholstery added to her discomfort. Could it have been a better idea to sit on it, rather than watch it? Ughhh… Dining chairs are all in different colours, and the table has an undefinable amoeba-like … More Discomfort

Lineage

“Modesty is the jewel of a woman”, they said. “What makes you feel threatened – the shine of my intellect or the capability to rule?” “This feminist line of thought….they want to change the world.” “How does it matter?” “We cannot track our lineage, if the female tribe is let loose. Power politics in the … More Lineage

Navigating currents

“I’m moving out – to live independently.” “A heavy silence hung in the air.” “Well, I cannot stop you from doing so. But I guess you have luxuries in this house, you won’t be able to afford on your own, just yet.” “Sure, but I have no freedom. I want to launch my own startup, … More Navigating currents

Rodeo

“We extend full support to our beloved leader. The nefarious strategies of the opposition party have been exposed. “You know that, because it is what the media tells you, and no one is talking about strategies of the ruling party. You will gain deep insights on proverbs such as ‘Offense is the best defense’, ‘ … More Rodeo

Reality Bytes

“Your marriage was hyped as the most romantic one of the decade. The news about a separation comes as a shock to your followers.” “Well, day-to-day life in the countryside isn’t as romantic as it appears to be. Every day was about ‘being all dressed and nowhere to go.” “So, the glamour world gets a … More Reality Bytes

Anti-fragile

Aligned shoulder blades and a confident gait set her apart from the crowd. It felt like the metro station turned into a ramp, and escalators moved slow, just because she walked on it. Maybe, it was his perspective. He was seeing her after a long gap. The beauty was intact, but fragility had disappeared. His … More Anti-fragile

Studio

“Check your records again, Officer! Who are the people who visited him?.” “He was known to be a loner, hence the body was found after two days.” “He was an art trader more than an artist, and vested interests could have been there. The artistic styles in the stuff here are quite diverse, but have … More Studio