Aman Ki Aisha

Illustration by: Nidhi Chanani 1 1 April, 1998 “Stop! Stop! Stop!,” shouted Mani, at the top of her voice, before turning her gaze, upon the TV screen. Aman obeyed the instruction, and stood at the edge of the veranda (on his bare feet), holding the bamboo stick (with a TV antenna clamped to it), in hisContinue reading “Aman Ki Aisha”

I Am Yours and You Are Mine

He whistled. It was not the usual whistle that he blew to sing his favorite Kishore Kumar songs, with melody, romance, and emotions in the right proportions. It was a harsh one. The melody was missing completely and the tone was as inappropriate as the words of a newborn baby. No one including him hadContinue reading “I Am Yours and You Are Mine”

An Unending Love Story

The rain has come again. This time the drops are tumultuous, unlike the first time I saw you; they followed a melodious song back then. Drenched in the raindrops, struggling to hold your umbrella upright, you were tittering and trying to make your way forward. I gaped at you for a while and the firstContinue reading “An Unending Love Story”

When I Waited…

My heartbeats had gone faster. I tried to hide my emotions behind the luster of my eyes and stash them in the safest place – heart. It has been my best friend ever since I realized that I needed someone to converse with me every day and obliterate those conversations, those secrets, slowly within itself.Continue reading “When I Waited…”

Good Things Happen In Kashmir

It was a tough morning for someone like me who had never been a morning person. I could be one, had mornings started at 11. But it was 6 am. And instead of lying unconscious  on my comfortable bed, where I belonged, I was somewhere else. I was sitting on a worn leather seat, rightContinue reading “Good Things Happen In Kashmir”

A Romantic Conversation

Well… Weather is a nice conversation starter, how is it doing at your place? Excuse me… Do we even know each other? Yes we do. I am someone who asked you about weather, and you being yourself, responded rudely. That is so cliched. Should try it on someone else. Now that is cliched. Every secondContinue reading “A Romantic Conversation”

If it’s love, it’s never too late…

Note: Based on a true story There’s something special about it. It’s like a horror movie which gives you butterflies in the stomach, but you enjoy them in certain way. It’s good, it’s scary, it’s attractive, it’s appalling. Ah teenage love! So many colors you have. Today I am able to express what it isContinue reading “If it’s love, it’s never too late…”

A lot can happen over a cup of Coffee…

I am on my way to Cafe Coffee Day. On a Sunday evening, reading a book and sipping a cup or two of Darjeeling Tea– well, i call it a perfect life. As expected, it’s almost full house and it took me few seconds to find a place. I grabbed a corner table which wasContinue reading “A lot can happen over a cup of Coffee…”

it happened one summer #5

Writer’s Note: If you are reading this story for first time, please check the older posts for the previous episodes. The new episode is published every week on saturday at 6 pm. Thank you for your time. Enjoy reading. “Hi”. It was a short message from Dev but it was all he could think inContinue reading “it happened one summer #5”

it happened one summer #4

 Writer’s Note: If you are reading this story for first time, please check the older posts for the previous episodes. The new episode is published every week on saturday at 6 pm. Thank you for your time. Enjoy reading. Dev was still pleading to the policemen who seemed more like heartless monsters. He was worriedContinue reading “it happened one summer #4”

it happened one summer #3

Writer’s Note: If you are reading this story for first time, please check the older posts for the previous episodes. The new episode is published every week on saturday at 6 pm. Thank you for your time. Enjoy reading.   “Give me the key.” Dev asked Isha as they approached her bike(activa). His words soundedContinue reading “it happened one summer #3”

it happened one summer #2

Dev started walking towards the girl who was making different faces and expressions in order to tease him. He had never seen such an impudent girl and he liked her naughtiness. Both of them started heading outside. The noise level was high in the corridors as students’ endless discussions were at the peak. “Why areContinue reading “it happened one summer #2”

it happened one summer #1

As Dev unfurled the question paper, a feeling of nervousness and fear traveled through his mind. Not because he had even slight expectation of clearing the exam but because of the simple fact that it was JEE-2009. The words IIT and JEE are enough to cause distress in the growing minds of this country. WithoutContinue reading “it happened one summer #1”