Little Girl

Little Girl looked into the mirror Her eyes filled with wonder Her face glowing with pride She grinned a wide smile at herself As she preened and posed and angled Her hair patted and coiffed with her father’s Brylcreem Her pouty lips reddened with her mother’s Lakme lipstick Her face flawless with her aunty’s foundation…

This Thing Called Love

(Disclaimer : I do not condone violence or aggression in relationships. No one has the right to intimidate, coerce or violate another human being’s personal space no matter how intimate their relationship. No person should have to live with anyone who violates this space. This article is reflective of my personal experiences and is no…

A Home for Renu

  ‘Renuuuu! Come on out to play!’ Asha, Sangi and Kiran were standing on the porch of Mrs. Omkar’s home and shouting out for their friend and classmate Renu Omkar. There was no response. The house seemed deathly quite. Yet the girls knew that there had to be someone home. The family car was in…

The End Of Innocence (Chp 1)

The house seemed empty. Almost all the guests who had arrived to celebrate Aunty Connie and Uncle Leo’s 25th wedding anniversary had left. A few remaining stragglers dallied around in the specially built pandals in the large courtyard, devouring the last remnants of the free alcohol and the traditional meal of mutton biryani, served with…