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The bottle was full, sitting beside an old man with grey stubble, He drank a few times on his journey today, He filled it getting down on the unknown station, taking few Jalebi’s to kill his craving for home food- As the water bottle reached the brink, he looked at the signal on the right, […]

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A happy go lucky young fun -loving lad of fifteen (my Dad in his younger avatar) had to relocate to Bhagalpur, situated on the southern bank of Ganges in Bihar. When my Dadu got transferred from Jalpaiguri to Bhagalpur, my father and all his siblings had to shift to this historical city. Baba missed his [...]
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Prologue : "Is she your elder daughter Neelu?" asked Bimla mausi to my mother pointing towards me. "She was a small kid with pink cheeks when I last saw her. Probably eight to ten years back.” With that she hugged me, it was the warmest hug I ever had. "Do you know? The burn mark [...]
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Hello there! I am Mia. I am here to tell you my dream last night. I was deep in my sleep and suddenly I got up as there were some noises. It was very different, something like someone is flapping its wings. Did a bird come inside? But that can’t be. I always keep my [...]
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It was 16 Feb, 2019. The guests were leaving after celebrating Fay’s 5th birthday. Immediately, Fay and his brother Mason rushed to open the birthday gifts. Their excitement grew upon unwrapping a big gift box. It was a classroom doll set. It had several desk, chairs, tables, whiteboard, teacher, students, books, posters, and shelves. They [...]
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Prologue : The train moved slowly, at a snail’s pace. Already five hours late. It started from Nagpur on time, but took generous pauses all through the night and even in the morning. Sleepless hawkers had a ball of a time, running through the compartments with chai and chips and what not, waking up the [...]
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With the mention of strong women, the first name that comes to my mind is that of my father’s sister, Bharti Vazirani. Ishu didi, as we fondly called her was a strong, independent lady, who made it a point to be there for anyone who needed her help, at any time of the day or [...]
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