The old man and the red bicycle 

The old man and the red bicycle 

The Old Man and the Red bicycle “From this new year I will be more health conscious. I will eat right, drink lots of water and walk more”, I announced at the dinner table on the New Year’s Eve. My husband, busy watching a TV show, for a second turned his neck, looked...
The Return

The Return

The alarm announced 7 am loudly. I groped the bed with closed eyes to discover the source of sound. But someone else came to rescue and turned it off. Bright sunlight was flooding the room. “Close the curtains Rhea”, I shouted like always. Brisk footsteps followed the...
Journey of Alan

Journey of Alan

“Alan, you must remain quiet, else we will all land in trouble”, the father whispered. “But I am hungry, and its dark and suffocating here”, little Alan tried to argue. The truck carrying them outside the country came to a screeching halt in...
Desire

Desire

Every night I desire her with all my heart but she avoids me viciously. My whole existence prays to the Almighty to make me one with her. But all in vain. The black sky, the owls’ hoot and the cool breeze witness my impossible quest. Dejected and disheartened, I...
Happiness

Happiness

A new girl has joined our office fifteen days back. Her ever smiling face and dressing sense, especially the unique style of wearing her scarf around the head has impressed many, including me. While chatting the other day, she mentioned how her husband is her best...