Between the Covers

Eileen does not want to be in Chapter 1 ….she’d rather appear a little late when Morris has committed mistakes and she has an opportunity to change his life, that is if he is willing to mend his ways. I see myself as a creator of both, but they show no respect for the plot … Continue reading Between the Covers


“You are cordially invited to a gala night of entertainment organized by inmates of Golden Years and their well-wishers,” says the invitation to the doctor. Golden Years is an old age home in the neighborhood, which he often visits to help residents with their recurring health issues. The last few months have been different though. … Continue reading Influence


The Bonds they had invested in for retirement are declared as junk by credit rating agencies. A huge scam is exposed, whereby AT1 bonds meant for institutional selling were offloaded on retail customers by sales personnel of banks, before the bank failed and was taken over by another entity. An uproar follows but no action … Continue reading Redemption

Artificial Intelligence

"I’m not yet comfortable with text peppered with emojis, gifs and stickers, as  the finger-picked visuals do not exactly match the spirit of words." "Do you see an alternative, when machines become your scribes and face-to-face meetings happen across screens? When was it last that you shook hands with someone and formed an impression about … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence

Infinity Let yesterday’s thoughts lie in the graveyards they belong to. What is true is only the here and now. The writer’s block hits at this moment, and a white screen stares at her. “Your truth feels blank at times, but remember it is infinity - with the potential to take you ahead,” the lines … Continue reading Infinity

Matured The startup rolls out a scheme to hire experienced candidates wanting to join after a break. The HR manager is concerned about the increase in cost. He opines they can hire freshers at lower salaries and train them. “We are in D2C (Direct to Customer) business where people experience matters,” says the COO. “Fresh … Continue reading Matured

Delivery Can exuberant personalities pale into insignificance on hearing a few words? I felt my sister shrinking in size as she struggled to assimilate what she had just learnt. “Is that true, Ronit!?” The executor of the will had just informed her that she inherits the vacation home in Goa along with the personal belongings … Continue reading Delivery

Magic The much-hyped magic show is a flop, as people walk out of the auditorium before the show ends. Discussions abound backstage later, “I spent ten years of my life learning the tricks,  so you can’t discredit me with non-performance.” A senior from the audience places his hand on the distraught young man’s shoulder, “It’s … Continue reading Magic

A-changing The storyline of some movies I saw in childhood centred around village fairs - lost and found themes, kidnapping, poverty and exploitation.  I see a new tribe of village women here, all made up and wearing red lipstick selling sugarcane juice. It is a marvel how the local mindset has changed from keeping women … Continue reading A-changing