Peep inside my book (Part 3 - Smile): “Thanks for walking me back,” I replied, and gave him a broad smile. “Wow, that’s twice in one day,” he said. “What do you mean?” I asked. “That’s twice in one night I have seen a big smile. When I saw you in Geneva, I thought you …

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Peep inside my book (Part II), Is S the hero of my story? Take a guess 🙂 The next day I went to Eiffel Tower arena again and stood near the bridge. I was at the same spot where S and I stood a day before. I thought about crossing the bridge but dropped the …

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The Millennial Life

Unlock phone for the seventh time in last five minutes Open facebook. No new notifications. Scroll and scroll some more. Ignore the not-so-funny meme and some funny ones, ignore the sexist posts, and pseudo intellectualism and copied statuses. A colleague got engaged. Like the picture and move on. Scroll through recommended videos that plays on …

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Love in the time of Facebook!

Do we unconsciously choose technology over our loved ones but forget about the repercussions of it? Is social media turning us into lonely human beings? Let's find out.

When I got Leh’d!

My decision to travel to Leh-Ladakh for nine days with a bunch of random strangers had many beginnings. There was the first, half-minded decision to do it, followed by the second, more serious decision to actually do it, and then the third long beginning, composed of paying for the trip, shopping and packing, and mentally …

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That strange stranger story – II

After exchanging a few glances here and there, we finally met at the bar counter again. “Hey,” I said, and made the first move. Alcohol definitely kicked my shyness away that night. “Hello,” he replied in a lyrical tone, and ran his long fingers through his messy brown hair. “What?” He asked through gestures as …

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The love that kills….

“So what happened exactly on that night?” Shikha asked Faizal who was still not ready to look up into the camera. “Faizal? Faizal?” She called out again, but he didn’t reply. He kept looking down. “Cut it,” she told the cameraman and the shooting was cancelled. Shikha, the senior journalist of a leading news channel …

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Nirbhaya Bhav!

The sound of heavy rainfall on a silent night always gave her peace. But on that night, it didn’t. Chavi was running late to reach home after work, yet again. While coming out from office, she remembered her father’s warning. “If you’d come home late one more time, then you have to quit your job.” …

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Somewhere far away.!

Throwback… Happy Holi… 🙂



Once upon a time, there was a girl called Reene, like an adolescent she dreamed of growing up fast and meeting the man of her life (handsome, intelligent, rich), of getting married, having two children and living in a nice house.

She had just turned thirteen. She had a group of girl friends who mostly talked about guys and the prince charming, who will magically appear one day, sweep them off their feat and take them away to conquer the world together.

Everyday while walking back from school to home, all Reene did was to dream.  One day she realized that on her journey back home, she wasn’t alone. She was accompanied by a guy who lived in the neighborhood and studied in the same school as she did.

She started enjoying her ten minutes silent walk, with the guy around, sometimes she walked quickly to keep up with him; sometimes…

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