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READ THE PREQUEL OF THIS STORY HERE : https://tellmeyourstory.in/a-lucrative-offer/ Prologue “Don’t you love your wife?” “Yes, I do.” “No, you don’t!” A haze of unease engulfed Rajesh - what does Mona mean? While preparing a befitting reply he sees many other members of the Indian community gathering around his table; everyone’s finger pointed at him. [...]
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Synopsis Geometry of Nature with its borders haunt the three characters. Minds struggle to fathom their depths; minds flounder as they confront and co-operate. The story is about obsessions; a false sense of temporary control is felt over others by each character. A false hope of mastering their own desires drives their actions. Triangles tell [...]
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Prologue : "Om Nammaah Shivaay... Om Nammaah Shivaay... Om Nammaah Shivaay", I could hear Thapa uncle chanting his daily morning prayers in the pooja ghar. Thapa uncle was an ardent devotee of Mahadev, known as Shiva, the destroyer and benefactor. Uncle was a hard-working man putting night shifts in a chemical factory to take care [...]
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The car moved swiftly as dazzled by the beauty of curvy roads and steep mountains of Nanital. They lingered in the exotic beauty of heavy waterfalls falling from the sky into sweet desolation of the forest; turn by turn car moved and wheels circled as the path becomes foggy in front of them. On high [...]
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Aastha turned towards where her scooty was parked, when Aakash grabbed her hand and took the keys from her, "I'll drop you, come." "No, no, its not required. I'll go myself." Astha protested. Aakash ignored her plea as he moved towards his car. Aastha instinctively followed him to fetch the key from him. "Please Aakash, [...]
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Leaving behind a moment of eternity, he began in a soft tone. "Blood Cancer it was, last stage when it was detected. We tried our best, arranged for the best treatment, even consulted the overseas doctors, but nothing worked. She was pierced...!" He paused to swallow the lump in the throat, “pierced at all places. [...]
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Prologue As the images of her lifeless body in that hospital bed flashed before his eyes, his foot automatically pressed the accelerator, thus speeding away on that busy road. It had been more than six months that she left this world, but still he found it difficult to come to terms with the loss. She [...]
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Aakash, aged 24, had joined his father's huge business a couple of years back, right after the engineering degree. His mother was his mentor, his guide, his support system. He was new to the ruthless business ways, so mistakes were inadvertent. But his mother's encouraging words were all the balm he needed to assuage his [...]
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Well, Arpit proved to be a perfect husband, loving and caring but she always missed the spark in their marriage. Their interests were different. She was a little adventurous unlike him. She was an avid reader and he was not. She sometimes missed those discussions about the books she was reading, about the characters therein. [...]
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After going through each and every moment of his love story, he drifted into sleep. The next day he stood at the door of his cafe, a few minutes before time. The anticipation was killing him inside. All through the morning hours when his heart had been rummaging hard in his chest, these last couple [...]
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Fidgeting with his phone today, he smiled recalling the memory of his first love. And his strange love story! Well not exactly a love story, but tomorrow it would be. A strange love story. He chuckled at the thought. Time was walking at snail's pace. Well that is what he felt. And sleep evaded his [...]
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(A few years back) He walked out of the Gujrati emporium, signalling the driver to get the car. There was a slight drizzle. How he hated to get wet! The growing traffic jam and the honking irritated him. He ran towards the car before the showers could soak him up. And, THUD!!!! He was almost [...]
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Prologue "See you tomorrow." She hung up the phone. If only she could see the smile that gathered on his lips when she agreed to meet, she would have known the depth of his love. This was not just a smile, it was hope, hope of their being together, their being US, their forever. He [...]
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Shikhar, who was fuming with anger yelled, “Are you blind? Can’t you see what you have done? It was a real teakwood desk. So expensive, it’s my grandad’s memory and you did spill ink on it?” Urvashi tried to explain but Shikhar thrust a hand towards her, indicating he is not going to listen to [...]
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Urvashi and Shikhar were growing in their relationship daily. Now their meetings were becoming frequent, from once in a fortnight to alternate days and sometimes daily. She had started liking Shikhar. Both shared similar interests as well. While Shikhar wrote crime thrillers, she wrote romantic novels. They would many a times do a jam session [...]
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He had a makeshift library on his room’s wall which he had made using leftover ply from the stock that was bought to mend the old furniture at home. Definitely his first book, also his favourite, took the prime position reminding him of his favourite author and his room which he had written about in [...]
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Prologue Looks like last night too, Shikhar slept at his desk. Not just the last night, but now he was found spending nights here for innumerable days. He had an unspoken relationship with that desk which could not be comprehended as if his desk was his life. Well after that incident, it had indeed become [...]
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Next day, Lucy did all the usual stuff on her terrace. She expected Peter’s presence but he did not turn up. Lucy glanced at Peter’s terrace, he was not there. He was nowhere. Every day, Lucy used to go to the terrace, take bath and looked for Peter. But Peter had vanished, he was missing. [...]
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Part 3 For the next 8-10 days, the same things repeated. The white wall, the black shadow, those routine acts of the shadow and opposite to that, Peter, as still as another wall, standing fascinated! Peter wanted to remain in the dark no more. He decided to cross the 3 feet wall and catch the [...]
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Part 2 The shadow tuned 90 degrees. The shadow was exposing her body, completely. Everything was quite visible. Untied waving hairs, beautiful shaped face, toned arms, under the arms the breasts, narrow waist, full sloppy hips, attractive thighs, thin legs! Peter was looking at a unique sculpture, which was busy in its own amorous gestures. [...]
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Synopsis Peter stuck on the white wall. The wall was white, pure white, fully white. Nothing else except white! The sun rays attacked the wall with its full power and strength. The white sun rays on white wall, was adding the brightness or dullness of white colour to the wall. Peter was in search of [...]
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Recap : Gayatri, Satori and Jamshid had embarked upon  a journey driven by their inner callings. Where all failed, the three reached their destination to the valley of Shangri-La and the “other” Mansarovar Lake where a devastating secret waited for them. The undernourished trio, for want of food, liquid and breath, failed to grasp the [...]
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Recap : Gayatri, Satori and Jamshid are guided by the Chief Monk to follow their dreams and look for the valley of Shangri-La and “other” Mansarovar Lake. The gate to the valley would not open by normal attempts;  the three were specially chosen. An inner search brought them closer to their answers.   Their hearts [...]
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Recap : Gayatri and Jamshid met Satori at the Monastery where the Chief Monk revealed the possible location of the valley of Shangri-La. The three formed an alliance and decided to pursue this new expedition. The road to Mansarovar Lake was well travelled by the three on many previous occasions. In this journey their togetherness, [...]
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Recap : Gayatri, Satori and Jamshid are guided by their childhood memories and dreams over the years, to look for pearl-eating Swans and the lost valley of Shangri-La   With the registrations complete, the mountaineering participants exchanged notes. Social media had taken care of earlier familiarisations and now it was time for the real meeting. [...]
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Meet Satori and Jamshid. Another person was also driven by childhood memories of a hidden place, only through his fantasies. A young man stood on the terrace of the oldest monastery, scanning the horizon to catch the first glimpse of pre-dawn sun rays. Satori was the Arousing Monk; the disciple who let the elders sleep [...]
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