A Voice in the Abyss

Voice in the Abyss – Musings on a Saturday Morning ——————————————— In the dark of the night, Buried under the sheets, As you zip in and out, through the angst of pain and worries and thoughts, A tiny voice calls for attention, yet again, A deep longing voice […]


One cannot ignore the repetitive beat of the drums- Dum-DumDum-Dum, Dum-DumDum-Dum in the distance indicating the oncoming procession of the temple deity, the robust scent of camphor carried by the gentle wind, the aroma of mom’s pepper rasam on the stove, the random whistle sounds of pressure cookers from the various neighboring homes, the fragrance of the new jasmine blooms, the clinking clanking bells from the cows in our backyard as they become restless waiting for their evening meal, and all of this come together to create a yet another charming small town evening.

Average? So What??

Approx Reading Time – 2.5 mins.  “Mom, Is it OK to be average?” My shy precious little girl, in an unexpected moment, asked me the question. And to her I say the words that I have been waiting to hear all my life! Finally!! If being average means […]

Unusual Suspects

400 words; Approx Reading Time: 3 minutes. A short story on a trail gone cold! Dec 17: Breaking News: A middle-aged Finance Manager has gone missing for two weeks now! Below is the recount of the last recorded conversation with the room mates on an early December night. Real […]

The Destiny of Four Strangers!

It was a dark and stormy evening! Air prickly cold and skies lit with lightning!! That is exactly when IT happened! Before we could even comprehend, blaring in our faces was the scary shocking red!! I wonder, what brings people together? Is it just Destiny and Chance intersecting […]


Here’s a dedication to the superhero of South Indian delicacies! What do you call that which is Omnipresent? That which is all pervasive, all-encompassing, everywhere and widespread?? Some would call it “God. Some call it “Dogma”. If you ask us, the South Indian Foodies, without any hesitation or […]


840 words and approximate reading time- 7 minutes Have you ever wondered what shopkeepers do when there are no customers? I don’t know how it is these days. Everyone’s got a smartphone! Back in the 90’s, it was quite different. If you ever wanted to see and experience […]


Soliloquy – <səˈliləkwē> means an act of speaking to yourself. Well, Merriam Webster says so!  I wrote the following on a rainy Monday morning on my i-phone when overwhelmed with a long list of to- do’s.  Now, you can either read it in a melodramatic Shakespearean/Hamlet-style like “To be or not […]

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