The Lady with Laughter Lines

“It hasn’t been done yet? Then get it done, god dammit!” The red lights flashed as I barked into the phone. The heavy rain on my windshield made it difficult for me to hear even my own voice. “If I don’t see that report on my table the first thing when I reach office, then forget me awarding you with a bonus, I shall get you demoted!” I hung up, and tossed my phone to the backseat of the car. My boss had submitted his resignation, which put me […]

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The Little Things You Do

      I dont remember his name. After all those years since the 11th grade, it doesnt even matter. He was a geeky, pesky boy who did all he could to make it apparent that he wanted to be a part of our clique. His jokes were anything but funny, and no matter how much we ignored him, tried to run away, he always managed to find us. From finding a place next to us in the class, to following us to the canteen, “Weirdo” -as we called him then, tried many […]

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Unfinished Business…

As my life comes to an end, I realised that there is a vast difference between the things I thought mattered, and those that actually did. The forms of toys kept changing, but over the years, the child-like amusement vanished. Scrambled to meet business deadlines,but forgot that the most important meetings, were meetings with myself. Link to this post!

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Life Would Have Been Different Otherwise…

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!! Ever wondered how even a seemingly mundane decision can alter the course of your life? Here, I share a few lines from a lecture I attended, that literally caused goosebumps! We, at our MBA college, take pride in our class unity. Surprisingly, there is no negative competition. Winners are applauded without vested interests, and failures are cheered up with equal gusto. We work (and not work) together. I wouldn’t be wrong to say that we are a family we choose to be with, where each of us is our […]

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The Last Night

  After the awkward dinner, she and I walked over the bridge that joined the two banks. The back of our hands occasionally brushed against each other, but neither made an attempt to reach out and take the other’s hand in their own. Intuitively, we slowed towards the middle and eventually stopped, holding the railing and staring into the black water. Even then, not a word escaped.   Link to this post!

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Yes, Thats me.. Again!

Owing to the success of its predecessor, and of course a little bit of ‘inspiration’ and a lot of observation, here’s presenting to you, the second installment of Yes! That’s Me.   At least once in your life, I am sure you have…   > chased a feather or a bubble   > stared at flying birds until they went out of sight   Link to this post!

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Exams are here, and I am in no mood to study. Thoughts kept wavering and sentences kept coming in until I was compelled to turn on the computer and write. So, for all those people who like me, are bored, here are 10 Things I Can Bet You Didn’t Know About Me: Link to this post!

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The Broken Bench by the Corner

I don’t remember how I got here. Neither do I recollect the exact moment I reached. The journey from the cremation ground to this corner of the park is a blur. I don’t remember a thing.     But I am here now, lost in my sorrow. The loss is too great. The hollowness is here with me, that smudges everything else. For an indefinite amount of time I stare at the grass around my feet. I vaguely notice an ant making its way through the grass carrying a piece […]

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How To Spot A Rizviite?

Well, this 1s dedicated to my new life and new friends at my new college! Rizvi Institue of Management Studies and Research (RIMSR) How to spot a Rizviite? > You will see him leave home, on a SUNDAY morning at 7, wearing crisp formals > He will have a conspirational smile on his face, every time he hears the words “Phenomenal!” or “Crystal Clear” or “Sorry, you are late” Link to this post!

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Of Vibrant Colours.. and Dull Black and Whites!

Alarm rang at 7am. Nothing new, it has been programmed to ring at this time, everyday. Scrambled on board the 8.02 am train, because I knew that the next one at 8.30 would render me 15 minutes late. Got off the train and turned right from the bridge, without thinking. By now, my brain has been attuned to doing that. Music still blasting in my earphones, I absently headed to the bus stop. The conductor approached, and I had Rs. 7 handy. The bus whined along the familiar curves […]

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