Don’t Trust Linda – The Grave of Nobody’s Darling

Previously in ‘Don’t Trust Linda’ : Linda Winslet accidentally meets John at police station, when she came running for help. John decides to go alone with Linda to the crime scene and leaves Brad at police station. John finds dead bodies of Winslet family along with driver Robert’s and gardener Bismil’s in that A-frame old…

Don’t Trust Linda – Scandal in ‘A-Frame’ House

Date: 13-08-2003 13 is an inauspicious number. I have seen deaths on 13th day of months, over the years. Some says its just some mere coincidences and I shouldn’t off-truck myself in the numeric theories. Later on, I started believing the same. Anyway, I hoped for a peaceful night at the station. An old track of Elvis Prisley was…

Gazing Fairy

I would be your companion, Rather than your noble conquest- Learn to talk to me – I would understand you, Without making a mistake… When your hand is firmly on the reins, I would take you where you want- Trust me like your soulmate, I won’t fail you – I can’t… Don’t be afraid of…

Handwriting

I was left with the fresh taste of impending doom and the piercing sound of the squealing tyres as I crawled onto the pavement. In a sudden moment of clarity, my past bore into my conscience. In effect, my wall of heroic nonchalance was reduced to smouldering ashes. I could literally see the flames dancing…

Editorial: We are SORRY, Asifa!

I am a 25 years old. Hindu(I mentioned my religion here as Hindu instead of Indian for a cause), working girl. I live in a country called ‘India’. I was always taught about two ‘so called facts’ about my country. First being India is widely recognised by its culture, spirituality, secularism and a land of…

Click

“So you are trying to say that I can actually…?” I asked with so much curiosity and a restlessness was making me fumble at times. “Yes, I already did a research on this for the last three decades. I am sure Carol, if you try, you can.” Dr. Hutson seemed convinced upon his own theory….

A Time Traveller’s Love story

It was the time, when I was in my intermediates and a new boy came to our class. Good looking and smart, no doubt he got transferred from a good university to ours. He introduced himself as Max. He walked straight towards me and greeted with a ‘Hi’. He was charming. His dressing sense, appearance…

Accidentally Falling In Love With You

“Hey! Thank you so much. That’s just great! Sure, I’ll mail you my address, I’ll do it straight away…” Naina squealed  into the phone, barely able to hold the phone properly in her excitement. Keeping the phone down, she took a deep breath to calm herself and pinch herself to check if she wasn’t dreaming….

The Sunshine Blogger Award – A feather to the hat.

Thanks a lot Sally for nominating me for  the award. Its always a pleasure and a privilege to have such readers and followers for my writings, which keeps me motivated to put my best. 1. Can you tell us about yourself in 100 words or less? “I’m me, nothing more nothing less…”My name is Banasmita…

Balloon

Life had probably changed a lot for me that I never realised. Moonlight walks changed into late night strategy workshops and candlelight dinners turned into business meetings. Sweet and short phone calls from the loved ones, transformed into long hours of teleconferences. Gifts were no more priority now — there should be some tangible return…

A Fairy and The Blue Butterfly

7th July, 2008: A Beautiful evening of my life — One boy, One Gulmohar tree and a Blue Butterfly! Inspired by a true happening of my life and the plot was initially developed by a friend, ‘Fortune_Cookie’ and further modified by ‘Travel_story_of_a_girl’.  The Boy Says: “On a Friday afternoon, I  have returned from college early. There was a…

Editorial: Just a Different Writer!

If there’s one thing an author might fear losing, it’s her eyesight. How can a writer continue to work having lost the faculty to see the sliding of the pen or the movement of letters across the screen? Reading, too, becomes a struggle, forcing the author to depend on books being read aloud or to…

I Knew You Were ‘Trouble’, When You Walked In…

“Many, many happy returns of the day Mum!”, Shilene squeaked in delight. “Yes, from me too!“, Shane echoed his sister. “Look Mum, this one is specially for you”. Shilene pointed to the three-layered chocolate cake that she was delicately holding in her hands. It was a rich, dark chocolate cake. A pink candle, placed atop…

Editorial: Touching The Sun — Parker Solar Probe

By the end of its seven-year mission, a 10-foot probe about the weight of a Clydesdale horse will travel nearly eight times closer to the Sun than any spacecraft before.  Here comes the ‘Parker Solar Probe’ and it’s more than all right. “I like to call it the coolest hottest mission under the sun,” NASA…

Why Break-Ups?

I know what happens. You go for months, may be even years without meeting someone you’re truly attracted to and then out of no-where, a guy comes along, who you find yourself drawn to on every level. But after an initial attraction, this guy disappears. He stops being responsive. He goes cold and you are…

A Letter For A Fairy

My Loveliest, Prettiest, dearest Fairy You’re here! You finally made it. Few pounds weight, tiny little fingers, beautiful eyes and an innocent soul. Welcome to our crazy, dysfunctional and loving world. Sorry to be the one to break it to you, but we’re a bunch of weirdos. But hey, you would never be bored. Even…

Shane Todd Suicide Case — Bloggers Dead

“That’s the American engineer who was found hanging two days after leaving his job in Singapore, having already lined up a new job in the US and packed up his stuff to return home. He worried that Singapore planned to share his work on semiconductors with China for military use, and that his life was […]…

Editorial: Death Mystery of Lord Buddha

‘Death has nothing to do with Going Away. The Sun sets. The Moon sets. But they’re not gone.’        -Mahatma Buddha   The ‘Buddha‘ is undoubtedly one of the most influential figures in world history, and his teachings have affected everything from a variety of other faiths to literature to philosophy, both within…

Editorial: Lunar Eclipse – Journey from Myth to Science

More than two thousand years ago, the Babylonians were able to calculate that there were 38 possible eclipses or syzygy within a period of 223 months i.e. about 18 years. This period of 223 months is called as ‘Saros Cycle’ by modern astronomers, and a sequence of eclipses separated by a ‘Saros Cycle’ constitutes a ‘Saros Series’. Although…