An open letter to my dad

Dear Dad, I know you are in a much better place but I can still feel your presence around me; I have always felt it. The feeling that you are always there besides me makes me feel confident and makes me believe that no matter how difficult the situation is, nothing can go wrong and…

Happy Birthday to the best friend

Little did I know that the small gesture that evening would change my life forever. I still have vivid memories of that evening; I will always have. The MBA session had begun just a week ago and Fr. Tony was teaching us Organizational behavior that evening. He had already divided the entire class in groups…

And She Chose Death…

Blood gushed out of her veins. The blood stained kitchen knife lay next to her, covered with the blue stole. The stole was her most precious birthday gift from him till now. The message was still open on her phone which rested near her, soaked in blood. It had been read a zillion times. “You…

The Mother Who Killed Her Own Daughter

My tears have dried up and my patience is now lost. As I lie down on the dusty iron-bed in solitary confinement, I look out of the small window and curse my fate. I have done that since they brought me here twenty days ago. Just outside the window, there is a different world where…

The last walk

The last walk – a small and humble tribute to a big man, The GOD With that little edge from the corner of my Kashmir willow, the twenty-four-year long journey comes to an end. My heart beats as fast as it can, hoping that the captain, Tino, standing at the first slip misses it but…

Penalties for Success

As I board the train after a hectic day at office, my hands do not need instructions to reach the pockets of my well-tailored expensive trousers. It quickly grabs the iPhone and logs on to my social media account. With a somber face and a tired body, my fingers manage to steadily type a show-off…

The Last Bullet

As he lay on the pool of blood in one corner of the room, memories ran through his mind. The room smelt of blood and flesh. It had just witnessed a carnage; a mammoth bloodbath. Blood gushed out his arteries and oozed out of his chest, as fast as it could, through the gaps between…