Bandhan Mukta

Note: this is a retelling of a Marathi folktale.   In a village, there lived a Sahukar. He was slightly more knowledgeable than a fool but bragged as if he had a lot of knowledge. Unable to bear with this attitude, even his wife had left him. He lived alone in his big house. The […]

Steve Job’s Last Words…

I have come to the pinnacle of success in business. In the eyes of others, my life has been the symbol of success. However, apart from work, I have little joy. Finally, my wealth is simply a fact to which I am accustomed. At this time, lying on the hospital bed and remembering all my […]

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 […]