#ThursdayTreeLove 15: Towering Treasures

        These palms are ancient, and as beautiful as can be. They are lined across the drive-way of the Vice-Chancellor's abode in Pantnagar University. When the sun sets across the horizon, they seem to gleefully spread their stunning fronds and bid it a joyous adieu; till they meet again next morning. A … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove 15: Towering Treasures

Suns and Lovers: #BarAThon

The sun is setting in the far west; a massive, orange ball of wonder. The azure sky is transformed into a purplish hue, as the opal sunset paints the horizon into a magical marvel. The two lovers, oblivious to this spectacle, lie by the seaside; their bodies entwined in a passionate embrace. They have been there since … Continue reading Suns and Lovers: #BarAThon

Lord of Files: #BarAThon

  Yogesh is diligently typing on his desktop computer. He has to submit a proposal by 2 P.M. to his boss Dr. C. Singh. It is a proposal for the communication campaign on sterilisation. It's already ten past one, and he isn't even half way done. He has decided to skip his lunch, his favourite part … Continue reading Lord of Files: #BarAThon

War and Pieces: #BarAThon

Mrs. Pammi Chopra is our buxom, next door neighbour, with an extremely foul mouth. She, along with her meek husband, Mr. Chopra who has a tiny frame that surprisingly dons a handle bar moustache, their two over boisterous kids; live in the apartment across ours. Mrs. Chopra's favourite hobby it seems, is to pick up arguments … Continue reading War and Pieces: #BarAThon

#ThursdayTreeLove14: Boulevard of Dreams

We drove down these boulevard of beautiful trees, last month. These trees have been my travel companions ever since I was a child, as I have crossed them multiple times    But this particular homecoming happened after many, many decades. Lined on both sides of the road, these trees are ancient and are on the way to … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove14: Boulevard of Dreams

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Of Ice and Men #BarAThon

It's a bitterly cold winter morning in New Castle Upon Tyne, UK. The roads are snowed out by 10 inches. Elvis needs to get to work. His job as a newspaper boy entails waking up at 4 AM, picking up the newspapers from the dealer and dropping them at each doorstep before 6 AM, in … Continue reading Of Ice and Men #BarAThon

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Life of Pie: #BarAThon

I sit pretty, on delicate bone china cutlery, surrounded by my companions that include delectable savouries like shepherd's pie, mushroom quiches, chicken pie, corned beef pie, pot pie, Cornish pasty. Then there are my brethren: sweet, mouth-watering wonders like pear pie, banoffee pie, lemon meringue pie, pumpkin pie, rhubarb pie, blueberry pie and the likes. I am the … Continue reading Life of Pie: #BarAThon

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Fault in Our Stares : #BarAThon

Sanjana sits demurely, a royal blue, Banarsi silk saree draped around her head, in a ghunghat (veil). Last evening she took the saath phere (seven rounds around the sacred fire) with Suraj amidst the chants of Vedic mantras, to culminate their 5-year-old relationship into marriage. Both sides of the family, from the rural interiors of Uttar Pradesh had congregated to … Continue reading Fault in Our Stares : #BarAThon

#ThursdayTreeLove 13: Home is Where the Heart Is

  When the country roads took me home, Ms. Amaltas came calling into my heart.         The house in the backdrop used to be my home when I was all of 7. It now stands partly camouflaged by the my old friend, Ms. Amaltas who has grown into a stunning beauty, ever since. On a … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove 13: Home is Where the Heart Is

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#ThursdayTreeLove 12: Different Strokes

  "Trees are the poems that the earth writes upon the sky." - Khalil Gibran         This august Pine tree was our four-day companion on a recent trip to the mountains. It stood tall, towering between the mountains; a few yards away from our cottage, beguiling us with its bushy needles that looked like … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove 12: Different Strokes