We do not know from where we came. We do not know where we will go. We do not know what we are supposed to do in between. We do not know why the whole setup.

We try to make sense of life and reality in our own ways.

I, also, attempt to figure out God’s […]

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Be There

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The Perplexed Parent


Somehow, the cub got separated from his pride. He toughened up, learnt to hunt and survive on his own, relying on his inborn instincts.


As a young lion, when he met a pride, he was, easily, the strongest and took over as the head.


In due course, he had a son. He wanted to be the […]

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Random Reflections@48


@48, I so often now yearn to meet people of my era and chat about the good old days. I go on nostalgic trips to when things seemed much simpler. Just yesterday, I was telling a chap that Amazon prime has ‘Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi’ and sharing a chuckle over how the theme of […]

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The Contact

He was a lonely man. His wife had passed away many years back. His only daughter had been happily married since a couple of years. His work barely occupied him for a few hours every day.

He began to experience bouts of melancholy. At times, he suddenly felt like crying without any reason.

A colleague gave […]

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An occurence

A foot stepped on the ants and walked away.

The ant saw his brethren maimed and crushed.

Full of righteous rage, he swore at the foot.

The universe moved on.

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The Maze


Your gender, colour, country

Your parents, siblings, childhood

Form your Maze.


Your Maze will remain

In your head

No matter what.


You will scurry in

Your Maze all your life

There is no choice.


Your decisions while

Running your own life

Will be just a revision

Of the Maze.


Maybe someday you might

Realise the Maze.


You will get angry

With the Maze.

You will get frustrated

With the Maze.

You will get […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|All|1 Comment

God watched

She and her children were badly treated by her husband and in-laws. Abused, beaten, starved.

God watched.

She prayed to God to help her. To understand the meaning behind her suffering.

God watched.

She walked out with her children one day in desperation. She placed everything in the hands of God.

God watched.

She started her own business bravely. She […]

By |August 6th, 2015|All, God|0 Comments


Two men prayed for happiness forever. God granted the first man his wish to be happy always in life. God did not give the second man what he wanted.

The first man was happy. All the time. He was happy whatever the circumstances. He was happy while working. He was happy while resting. He was […]

By |August 6th, 2015|All, Emotions, God|1 Comment

Once Upon A Time There Was A Man

Once upon a time there was a man. Except he was not much there.

As a child, he would ask questions but be generally shooed down. He soon accepted his early teachings. He realized that it was irreverent to doubt. It was a sacrilege to think for himself. He did as he was told.

He had […]

By |May 27th, 2015|All, People|1 Comment

The Alone Man

The man lived in splendid isolation on an island. All Alone.
As he bathed in the morning he thought of how his colleagues would be swarming about their workplace. He smirked as he imagined how they would envy him if they could just see him all solitary.

He fantasized as he chopped wood in the afternoon […]

By |May 26th, 2015|All, People|2 Comments

Their Three Children

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The Free Monkey & The Circus

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His best friend

His best friend had always been around for him.

His best friend had helped him get through college by managing the revaluations when he had flunked his exams.

His best friend had helped him get a job through his father’s contacts.

His best friend had spoken to the chemist and arranged medicines when he could not perform in his marital bed.

He […]

By |March 11th, 2016|All, Relationship|0 Comments

The circus

I enjoy watching the circus

Munching popcorn

That I have made.

There she is sulking

Cos her brother displaced her

From her mother’s lap.

I am rolling on the floor

Watching him fret

Over the fluff

I placed on his head.

He has given up sex,

She has given up food,

Some are doing charity

And look at those

Killing each other,

All trying to suck upto me.

Their heads […]

By |March 5th, 2016|All, God|0 Comments

His Own God

He prostrated himself before the idol.

He whined. He sniveled. He bawled.

His violent howls shook the pedestal on which the idol was placed.

The idol hit him straight on the head.

Taken aback, he examined the broken pieces.

He saw the hollowness within.

He shook off the dust off him and went to work.

He did all that needed to […]

By |February 6th, 2016|All, God|1 Comment


You are me

I am you

We are pieces of the same puzzle

Let us complete each other.

By |December 30th, 2015|All|0 Comments

Two in a million

There was an epidemic in the air. Almost every building had someone who had caught the infection. Around two in a million died of the infection due to an idiosyncratic susceptibility in the immune system.

He was admitted in a municipal hospital. He was already in poor health. Always had been frail and prone to […]

By |September 1st, 2015|All, God, Miscellaneous|0 Comments

Back to Innocence

It was the 25th school reunion.

Most had not met each other since SSC. Many came to show how well they had done. Few came to show that they had not done badly. Some did not come.

After the initial apprehensions, they settled down with each other.

They started meeting frequently. And bantered daily on WhatsApp.

Most were […]

By |August 6th, 2015|All, People, Relationship|0 Comments

God Remained

It was another endless moment in Time. God was bored.

He did what He often did.

He erased His memory. And was born to a starving, devout African mother with AIDS recently widowed with two children in a country with war between tribes. It would be an engrossing experience. For some time.

God was infinite. God remained.

It […]

By |August 6th, 2015|All, God|0 Comments

When a patient falls in ‘love’ – Some considerations

(The male gender for the doctor and female for the patient has been chosen only for convenience and simplicity. No misandry or misogyny is intended.None of the characters are based on real people. Any resemblance is a coincidence.)

Masoom, a 26 year old divorcee, college teacher of philosophy consulted Dr. Tejas, a psychiatrist for depression. […]

By |July 27th, 2015|All|0 Comments

The Mute Mother

She was eighty years old. The stroke had left her partially paralysed.

That morning her son shouted at her for not doing her physiotherapy exercises. She did not utter a word.

He yelled at her the following day for not swallowing her tablets. She lay quietly in bed.

The next day he lost his temper at her […]

By |June 7th, 2015|All, Parents|0 Comments

Nearer to God

He followed all the prescribed and proscribed diktats of his religion. He felt he was nearer to God.

She went against all that she was supposed to do as per her religion. She felt that following rituals was not a way to be nearer to God.

God was not bothered.

He believed that people who suffered did […]

By |June 4th, 2015|All, God|2 Comments

The Couple

They were like most couples.

They beamed at each other and said the right things in public. They tried to look the picture of happiness. Because of some vague fear of society.

When alone, they often became adversaries. Without really realising it. They tried to get their unresolved needs from childhood met from each other. […]

By |June 3rd, 2015|All, Relationship|0 Comments