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A wild fantasy!

One night, as I was getting ready for bed, my phone rang. It was my closest friend who usually gives me a call in the evenings. So, I was quite surprised to receive her call at that hour. With some trepidation I took the call and the moment I heard her "Hello" my heart skipped a beat. She sounded very low, very disturbed and distressed. I asked her what the matter was and she just broke down and began weeping! In spite of a lot of cajoling, she didn't divulge the real reason behind her disturbed frame of mind.  She spoke to me for a long time about this and that, but I kept on feeling that  she was hiding something from me, hiding the most important fact.  What could it be? I tried asking her in every possible way, but couldn't get it out of her.
              After talking to her for quite some time, I lay down and tried to sleep, but couldn't. What was it that she couldn't open up about? I was her best friend. What was there to hide from me?…

The final goodbye.

So, what would you do if you are told that today is the last day of your life? Will you hurriedly attempt to do everything in your bucket list or would you retrospect about life up till now, instead? Your blog post should start with the line, “It is 6 in the morning…”

            It is 6 in the morning.  I jolt out of my sleep  as the alarm goes  off. Ohh! What a horrid dream it was! I so hope it never comes true...at least for another 30 years or so. Oh no! but what do they say about early morning dreams  coming true? I shudder by the mere thought and shake my head to clear my mind. Early morning dreams coming true is utter rubbish. I push the thought away as I make my way to the washroom.            A splash of cold water on my face clears away the cobwebs as well as the nagging fear of the dream. Refreshed, I make way to the drawing room and nearly have a heart attack! Right in front of me, on the sofa, resplendent in his huge crown and the black robes sits YAMRAAJ the God of death…

Opposites attract.

A deafening bang jolted me out of my deep slumber that fateful summer night.  It took me quite some time to come to my senses, though.  Getting out of my bed gingerly, I gathered my guts to find out the source of all that noise,  but jumped right back under the covers when I heard another loud bang. What was happening? Was it a burglar or were they dacoits? And where were they? Oh, my God! Where was all this racket going on? And as if answering my questions came a loud shriek followed by a thwack..."WATCHMAN...WATCHMAN!!HELP ME!! THIS MAN IS GOING TO KILL ME!!!" The sound seemed to be coming from the other side of my bedroom wall that I shared with my neighbour. And. it was Archana screaming and crying!
     Had someone broken into her house? Again I got my answer,"You have ruined my life, you bitch!" That was her husband, Mr Vijay Singh! Now I was fully awake. Archana and her husband...fighting?! They were the newly married couple who had recently come to st…

My Aai.

This is my first post for IndiBlogger.

               As I read the topic for this week...RICH...I set about wondering as to what is it that makes us 'rich', or feel rich?  One may have all the money in the world or one may be the most powerful being in this world, but, does it  make that person truly rich?  Money and power are material....and, you need to be in the good books of Lady Luck to be blessed by these material riches. But, can one guarantee the permanence of these riches in one's life?  Do these make us better human beings? Do these riches guarantee complete happiness and peace of mind, satisfaction and the love and respect of people around us?  That's when a line from an old Marathi poem that I heard in my childhood came to my mind...

                                 Swami teenhi jagaancha....

                                       Aai vina bhikaari.

It means, the Lord of the three worlds is but a beggar without a mother.

This line is from the…