finding self

Tips to Onset on the Self-Discovering Journey

Have you ever wondered why the self-discovering journey is so much talked about on the internet? Asking self what one really wants from life is like embarking on an introspective journey. When we talk about self-discovery or finding ourselves, it is just not about spending some time out from the chaos, but introspecting what we …

Horror Ficion

Man from the Shadows!

It was a crisp winter morning, fighting her way from fog and cold sharp breeze, Vijaya continued with her brisk walk while listening to Pink Floyd on her ear-pods. She is following the same route and routine for the last two decades, her dedication is inspirational for many. It was a pleasant morning, Vijaya loves …

spooky tales

My Champa Tree

The magnolia trees bloomed to the full glory today, Bindiya loves standing beside the front gate to smell the fragrant breeze flowing from the orchid. Her whole childhood she nurtured these trees by watering and talking with them as her best friends. It’s been months since magnolia stopped flowering and the leaves started turning pale. …

short horror story

Mortal Burden

Karthik woke up with the humming sound coming from the backyard. He remembers shutting down and parking his thunderbird correctly, last night despite having the torturous backache. Coming out of bed was as difficult as climbing up to his room with this insufferable pain, none of the orthopedics could diagnose the reason for his acute …

Flash Fiction

To the Moon and Back!

Vandana looked impeccable in a red and beige gown with golden peacock embroidery work from her favorite artisan. Adorning her signature heart-melting smile, she is a beauty to behold. Half a dozen pairs of eyes were stuck on her, cheering the moment and to be a part of this exceptional celebration. Ronit was elated to …

story writing

And It Begins… Chapter 6

It was Maya’s birthday everyone surrounded her for a cake cutting celebration and coffee, Jatin too joined them. Maya could see tension building inside her the moment he approached the table for cake. It was an unavoidable situation for both of them, Maya took the cake from his hands with thanks and turned away to …

story

Beyond Desires – Chapter 5

Maya was anxious to know what made Sushma compromise on her principles? Or is she thinking too much into this, without discussing it with her friend? Deeply engrossed in her inner dilemma, she didn’t realize the time, it was past midnight when she heard some hushed commotion from the Ruby’s Pub backyard. She could see …

untold bargain

Untold Bargain – Chapter 4

The annual performance report was tabled to discuss rewards and recognition of all factory workers. Sushma awaits for this time of the year eagerly, she is the most hard-working and dedicated employee, time and again supervisors have appreciated her work and determination. But this time, it was Mooshaka who is in command, they cannot stand …

Love Story

Sweet Dilemma – Chapter 3

The Churchgate station was swarming with people hustling around to reach their destinations. As usual, Sushma reached before time thanks to the close proximity of her work with the station, Maya often catches the running train. By now, she has become pro in holding up the middle bar to enter the women’s compartment. As the …

romance fiction

Sharp Edges – Chapter 2

‘Isn’t this your phone, Maya?’ Jatin Kaushik asked by flashing the latest model of iPhone 12 Pro in his hands. ‘Oh, shoot…. Did I leave it on the desk?’ replied an attractive young lady in her late 30s. Dressed in ankle-length jeans (designer cult), white crisp slim shirt paired with a beige semi-formal jacket, long …

Silver Lining by Dipika Singh

Silver Lining – Chapter 1

Sushma was anxiously looking at the door ignoring the sea of human figures blocking her vision, she knew it is almost time. Hurriedly she glanced at the giant clock, hanging far away on platform number 1 at Churchgate Station. Her fluttering heart knew something amiss, will she travel alone today? The train’s signal was loud …

books

5 Books I highly recommend reading from the E-Book Carnival 2021

Books are the perfect companions for life, ask a book-lover and they can give numerous advantages of reading. I picked up reading during my graduation days, books on romance, sci-fi, and thriller excite me the most. L. J. Smith’s The Vampire Diaries, Twilight, Black Dagger Brotherhood, Da Vinci Code series by Dan Brown, Sydney Sheldon’s …

international women's day

Real Women who changed the World! International Women’s Day

Whether it is Sarojini Naidu or Mother Terresa, Queen of Jhansi, or Oprah Winfrey we have stories of great women from every walk of life to inspire us with their ineffaceable desire to empower everyone. This International Women’s Day, I am dedicating this post to those unsung heroes around us, who are continuously working in …

gender equality

Gender Equality – Why do we need to talk about it?

In the last post on Gender equality, we discussed the need for a gender-neutral society. Now, that we already know the basics of gender-neutrality, it is time to deep dive further into the topic. The helpful step towards any cause are – To identify there is a problem, and To accept the problem. There is …

spooky tales

My Best Friend – A Tale of Two Friends

Viru was sitting beside Vikram, holding his hand tenderly tapping it with soft feather-like fingers. The nervousness was palpable in both the kids. After all, it was a kind of ‘life-and-death’ decision for them. Vikram’s parents have finally decided to shift to Gurugram since his father got a better opportunity and his mother expressed a …