My Heart Longs For You

“Home is where love resides, memories are created, friends always belong, and laughter never ends.” It was the first time that Madhav saw her, a tall and frail figure in her late teens. Her brown almond eyes complimented her warm ivory skin. Her long black hair was tied loosely in a rubber band. Her faceContinue reading “My Heart Longs For You”

The Ocean Warriors

“Reached” I typed the message and put the phone in silent mode. This is the last place I want to be. Yet I’m here today, for the sake of the person I call my friend. I’m here for Amit, who was my junior in the same ship we were sailing, for the last seven months.Continue reading “The Ocean Warriors”

A Bond Out Of Bondage

It is believed that in the year 1905, Rabindranath Tagore first started Rakhi Mahotsav, in order to strengthen the bond of love between the Hindus and the Muslims of Bengal, amidst the never ending riots which were taking place at that time. However, history states that the celebration of Raksha Bandhan dates back to theContinue reading “A Bond Out Of Bondage”

An Unique Love Story

‘You don’t know about falling off cliffs, Prep­pie,’ she said. ‘You never fell off one in your god­damn life.’ ‘Yeah,’ I said, re­cov­er­ing the power of speech. ‘When I met you.’ This is one of the many famous lines from the book “Love Story” by Erich Segal. I can vouch that I haven’t read aContinue reading “An Unique Love Story”

Life’s Second Chances

I got married at the age of twenty, just after finishing college and without even knowing how my husband looked. Those days, matrimonial ties were decided mostly by the parents.  I was told that the groom gave his nod after seeing my photograph. Well, I was beautiful to say the least. He worked well, wasContinue reading “Life’s Second Chances”

The Lost Promise

My grandmother was an active lady who loved and lived for her family. Her life revolved around her husband, children and grandchildren. As a little girl, I remember her always busy, attending the endless relatives who used to visit our home. She had great culinary skills and she loved to feed people. She always madeContinue reading “The Lost Promise”