Monthly Archives: February 2018

Ice Ice Baby

“Ice tea?” I asked, attempting to break the ice in our once warm relationship. “Just sign the damn papers,” she replied in an ice-cold voice. “I beg you to reconsider…” I put aside all pretense of dignity now, but her … Continue reading

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One with Nature

Photo courtesy Sue Vincent I woke up to a glorious morning, the golden rays of the sun reflecting off the spectacular fields of yellow flowers. “This is not a day to be cooped inside the house,” I told myself as … Continue reading

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To Catch a Thief

Photo courtesy Dale Rogerson It had been a long and grueling chase, stretching half-way across the world, but we had finally caught up with him. There he stood, the criminal, trapped in deep snow, unable to move an inch, caught … Continue reading

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Champions

My heart swelled with pride as I saw our team’s statues placed alongside Lord Ganesha’s in this year’s Ganpati pandals. Photo prompt courtesy Lavanya Cricket is one of India’s biggest religions after all, and we cricketers its Gods. And now, … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Advice

I looked at my mother, lying peacefully on her favorite chair, and said haltingly, “Mother, there’s this…girl…” There’s no one who knows me better than my mother. Without a hint of any expression on her face, she replied, “She’s staying … Continue reading

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The Midnight Raid

The midnight raid had been swift and brutal, totally catching us unawares. They had sucked us out of our secret hiding places using weapons we had never encountered before. I watched helplessly as they captured my friends, my family, while … Continue reading

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