via Daily Prompt: Catapult
“Baba, are we there yet?”
“Any time now Riya, wait”
Driving down the long dusty road, Suraj was as impatient as his daughter to get a glimpse of his village. Many long years had passed since he had run down the winding path that led to his ancestral house. Back in the days almost all of his summers were spent here. He and his cousins had had an awesome time chasing butterflies, shepherding livestock and playing in the rivers. Continue reading Of Mangoes, Catapults and Inspirations!
via Daily Prompt: Descend
It’s that time of the year again! Mangoes, jack-fruits, plums, ice lollies and lazy afternoons welcome me in my sweet little village. This time around I plan to spend as much of my time sitting in the mango grooves by the river and in the temples tucked in the hills far away.
Continue reading A Lullaby
via Daily Prompt: Farce
India, a spiritual hub of the world since ancient times, is loosing touch with its deeply rooted philosophical and religious traditions. A country whose religion and philosophy evolved as an enquiry into the mysteries that lay beyond life and death, is quickly descending into the abyss of materialistic superstitions.
Continue reading Religion or Farce?
via Daily Prompt: Precipice
As I came home today, my mom handed me a postcard that was addressed to me. It seemed very odd that someone had mailed me and not just sent an email. Very curious, I dismissed my original plans of sleeping (I’m very lazy you see 😜), and instead sat down to read it right away. It was sent from Bhutan by a friend who was visiting the country!
Continue reading ERROR 404: Soul Not Found
via Daily Prompt: Qualm
She had known him for years now. His smile that still made her go weak in the knees was too familiar. But something had changed.
There he was right in front of her, smiling, his deep black eyes tender with love! Yet she felt alone and distant in his arms.
Continue reading Slow poisoning qualms!
via Daily Prompt: Hospitality
In India guests are treated as Gods. The Sanskrit verse “अतिथि देवो भवः” (Atithi Devo Bhava) which is the tagline of the Ministry of Tourism of India, is taken from the Taittiriya Upanishad, Shikshavalli I.20.
Continue reading Atithi Devo Bhava!
via Daily Prompt: Bitter
It all started when I saw you across the street. How was I to know then that I might hopelessly fall in love with this handsome stranger?
Had I known that day that I might run into you, I would have taken a different route. But then we would have still met and fallen in love eventually! This way or that.
Continue reading A Fairytale Ending….
via Daily Prompt: Exposed
“And I have Exposed
myself to art so that my work has something beyond just the usual potter” – Beatrice Wood
We too should expose ourselves to arts and try to engage our minds in creative pursuits. After all what’s the use of being just another drop in the countless streams?
Dare to be different, dare to fall off the map. Acquire a few skills, read a few good books, learn something new!
Maybe then, you will have truly lived your life. Your life may still be a mess…but it will at least be a Beautiful Mess
via Daily Prompt: Better
You may be stuck in a complex situation but sometimes the simplest of solutions can be as easy as going out to buy some butter! All you need is a fresh start and a fresher perspective!
Continue reading A 'Bit of Better Butter'
via Daily Prompt: Lifestyle
“Why Arts though?”
“Well, I want to live and not just make a living!”
True Story. It’s my Lifestyle choice! I’m now an Archaeologist who teaches, dances and blogs…And I am way happier than when I was a Lawyer.