The Perfect Master

“Rural India is charmingly strange”, I thought while I was waiting at the bus stop. I have visited my ancestral village for the annual Mahalakshmi pooja and was on my way back home. Completely cut off from the sophistication of the modern world, the village seemed to me like a wonderful painting of watercolors. There […]

The Reward

The cloudless blue sky reflected in Raju’s anxious brown eyes. An occasional breeze from the dying winter provided a welcome respite from the scorching heat of the sunny afternoon. January had already started sending hints of yet another early summer in Telangana. The parched black, drought hit fields stretched till the horizon and tried hard […]

How to Write – Part 1

You become a writer by writing, it is like Yoga This quote by R.K. Narayan is something to reflect upon because the world is full of stories and as a writer, you only have to choose which one to tell. When I thought of starting this series about writing, the first question that came to […]

Thoughts for the New Year

Nowadays, a lot of time and thought is being wasted in trying to prove something that is meaningless. Who has said what, who trolled whom, who is naming whom after someone…We don’t (necessarily) have to speak for or against our leaders, we are no one to brand someone national or anti, why should we furiously […]

The Broken Cup

The crashing sound of a porcelain cup disturbed everyone in the house. Geeta was the first to react, “Mom! GP has done it again!!!” she declared, with her head still bent over the cell phone screen. “Looks like the old man has gone bonkers! This is the third cup he’s broken in this month!” She […]