My father is a man of few words. Words matter to him and he uses them wisely. For the last three months, he has not uttered or typed a single one. I don’t think he will do so for a while atleast. My father has a round face. If I stand beside him and remove the top half of my hair and cut the bottom … Continue reading My Father
It’s not always that I get to open my laptop and scrutinize the work of others. Today, after procrastinating and coming to terms with the weight on my shoulders, I finally sat down with a cup of black coffee and read the first line of some obscure article. It made me cringe- not in disgust but in apprehension. Someone out there, at some point in … Continue reading The editor’s tale
Imagine a room stripped of dignity; Now add an old tattered sofa in a corner and a dead fish tank in the opposite. It doesn’t have to be fancy- just decaying. Color the walls dirty yellow and add splash of black smug here and there. Hang old photos: laughing faces and embracing arms. Comfortable isn’t it? Put a rug that has been slept … Continue reading Old parchments and cold tea
A writer is a creator. When he creates characters and gives them life through words, he holds the strings to their lives and fates. Look at it like a puppeteer playing with his puppets. All is merry until he reaches the end of the story and he realises that one of his beloved creations has to be engulfed by reality and has to face something … Continue reading The creator’s dilemma
My parents take family time very seriously and for them family means any relative who is at a 100 km radius from home. Friday evenings are dedicated to this task. Uncles, aunts, grannies, grandpas, nieces and nephews and all the relatives-in-law get together and an intellectual debate begins. Last Friday the topic was the existence of God. When asked for my opinion, I said, “I … Continue reading Mythology 101
My verses are unrefined and crass; I’ve been told- Free verse is not literature!! My prose is said to be unnecessarily long; My tenses- all goofed up; My thought process- really confusing (even to me). All in all- an amateur writer who should just stop. But once in a while someone comes along With words of kindness and appreciation And fuels my humongous ego. To … Continue reading Amateur is the word!!!