When it rains.. #WordsMatter

When it rains, I feel the weather gets romantic. I know it is a cliche, but I love the feeling of anticipation, new beginnings that rain brings. Many of our hindi movies have a romance blooming in the rains and Yash Chopra movies are masters at it. Think the ‘Pyar kar liya toh kya’ song…

A million stars #WoWe

‘I want to see a million stars Zayed,’ Ruhi said.  Zayed smiled knowing what she meant.  It took him back to his remote village at the edge of the backwaters which got a road and electricity about two decades ago.  He was twelve when electricity had finally arrived.  Before that, the kerosene-lamps were the only…

The Green Sari #WoWe

Minal touched the green sari wistfully as her employer Sheila showed it to her.  She wished she could own it but she knew it was much beyond her meagre wages.  She hoped that someday it will be hers once Sheila got tired of wearing it. At home that evening,  Minal silently washed the mound of…

Mirage #FridayFotoFiction

Rajiv started the video-calling app.  He looked around to ensure he is alone before he dialed his wife.  Soon Naina’s beautiful face filled up the cell screen. She stared back as if it was unreal. ‘Hey,’ she said shyly,  ‘how are you?’. ‘Missing you Naina,’ he said softly. ‘Amma and Baba are also here,’  she…

Inn-Love #ShadesofLove

Samantha could look at Jonathan unobserved from her corner desk.  Jonathan was busy on the laptop,  preparing the shopping list which goes out on Fridays for the Saturday market.  His fingers flying across the keyboard, like a pianist.  They were long and beautiful. And soft, she remembered. Annie, her four year old bumbled into the…

Directions #FridayFotoFiction

‘Turn left,’ she said. He ignored her and went straight ahead. ‘No prooooblem.  Take the left after the next signal,’ she said again.  ‘Sam.  I lived here.  I know the route to the theater.  Why don’t you listen?’ ‘Nah.. this is the right road.  We will get there on time,’ he said and revved up…