Don’t Trust Linda — Part 1

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. I started believing the same later on. I hoped for a peaceful night at the station. A song was playing on the radio and I felt little dizzy.  “Sir! My…

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…