Empty Nest

The table is laid for six.  She has worked three days to handpick ingredients, cook traditional dishes with contemporary flair and present those in a manner appealing to millennial appetites. “Thank you, Mrs. Jones! We love the Christmas dinners at your place. Our families could perhaps never afford such a meal.” “Ohh! Don’t mention that. … More Empty Nest

Jackpot Dreams

I almost thought he would lose that day, and his jackpot ambitions would fall. Oh, did you? We went on our first date after the event… And I told you we would come with our children to watch this some day. Naughty you…. Your grandson awaits his turn to go with you. Oh, yeah….how I … More Jackpot Dreams

Warning bells

“Let’s go back…” “I’m fed up of these daily excuses not to run.” She was training for the next event at national level. “It’s not an excuse. I’ll complete the distance running to and fro, to this point, but not beyond this.” “Why?” There was exasperation in his tone, “there are no ghosts on that … More Warning bells

Double Loss

“I transferred the money to her account. She has to return it.” I could see only the accusing finger in the courtroom, and then her well-moisturised ankle. She hushed up facts about the investment that ran into a loss, and it being in my name, because she expressed inability to sign papers on a working … More Double Loss

Forensic Investigation

“Keep tabs on his team. I want a report of every movement they make.” “I thought Nelson is the suspect.” “He is. But he is not stupid enough to do things openly in broad daylight, and get caught.” “So?” “So, track the shadows. Shadows speak the truth. Then, make corrections in size to get an … More Forensic Investigation

Who?

“Let the door not be a barrier. The light of liberation is the same, and will shine brighter if flames unite.” I find this note in an antique statue placed on the mantelpiece. Heritage hotels give me a spooky feel. I wonder what stories lie behind, and who lives in those sculpted arches. Who wrote … More Who?

Brand of Ethics

“I would advise you to stay. You are too callow to understand the ways of the world out there.” “I’m not comfortable here.” “You have been given everything you need.” “Really? All I need is a level playing ground to up my game.” That was a decade ago. I’ve learnt there are no level playing … More Brand of Ethics