The Yellow Light

The golden diffused light, creating shadows of different shades,  as it falls on the surface of my pen.  The way it colours the pages of my diary, lighting them up with a pale golden glow.. The page on which I write, looking like an old parchment,  the words appearing timeless,  The stories on these pages…

Kedarnath : Part II

Emma awoke to sunshine streaming through the curtains. Last night’s fog had dissipated, even the Kedarnath peak was visible and looking magnificent. At the helo site, officials were ready and prepared to start the first sortie.    It wasn’t as if Emma hadn’t been on a helo before. But this was different. Firstly, Emma was…

Kedarnath : Part I

Right from the beginning, she knew this trip would be something different and unique. It was Emma’s first trip to Kedarnath, the holy temple abode the Himalayas in Northern India.  As the bus came to a halt in the outskirts of a village, she descended down and joined her fellow travellers huddled together at a…

Choices

What stops us from taking the first step…To want a life of choices made by Us and not the World we live in…To walk the path less travelled…Is it the approval of others…family, friends…or the false sense of security of having chosen something that has been tried and tested by generations before us… Or the…

That Something to Live For

What do I live for? Why am I here? What do I really want in life? There are these questions that flood my head when I close my eyes. There is something that has the answer to all my questions, but it stays in the shadows of my consciousness. A need exists to search for…

Rediscovering Magic

Life need not be all about working. Concept of living. ‘Doing Something’, need not always be to generate income. The need to pursue is important…but at what cost? Loss of peace of mind…Abusing the body…Or losing the balance of life? But when pursuing becomes a part of living, that would be phenomenal. Life and passion…

Scenes from a Memory

The Leaves were rustling in the strong wind blowing outside. It lifted the locks of her Hair, as she sat at her study desk, next to the window. The Wind Chimes from her neighbour’s balcony were playing a melancholic tune. She was standing on top of a Rocky Mountain overlooking the sea. The giant waves…

Memoirs from the School

“So, to sum up; the above organisms form the algae family of the microbial world”. “Has everyone understood?” The monotonous voice of Mrs Mackenzie, the Biology teacher, floated through the classroom like a soothing hum of a bee, coaxing Ashley to a stupor. Ashley looked at her fellow mates. Most of them were nodding their…

Catch me if you Can

Ciara is waiting to appear for an examination. But she can’t recall what’s the exam on… or for that matter what she was doing yesterday. But she has no time to gather her thoughts as the world around her turns into a version of chaos and confusion. Ciara has no choice but to act instinctively and make sense what’s going on at the same time in order to survive.