Magic in my life

“My life sucks!” Charan thought that for the thousandth time that day, probably, as he ended the meeting. Is this why I have come to this job? He has been stuck in the same job for about a few years now, with no hope of progress. His first few months on the job has been…

If I was Santa

I’ll deliver all the gifts in a month. It’s better to spread out the work than working one night in a year. If I send gifts over an entire month, I’ll get a little more exercise and the burden on me would reduce drastically. Today, I promise myself, if I deliver all the presents in…

I wish it didn’t happen

Of the many things that happen in my life, there is one thing, one very specific thing that I wish to avoid. And that is guilt. When I wake up every morning, I wake up with guilt, feeling bad about the time I woke up. Feeling bad about the targets that I have missed. Feeling…

Monday, like Funday

And with Monday groans, I have started the day. What is weird is, I usually am active on a Monday. It is not “Oh God! It’s Monday” (You can imagine me, trying to snuggle in my blanket, as the alarm is ringing), but “It’s Monday!” (Imagine me jumping with excitement shouting that) for me. But…

A star rising

Disclaimer : This story is entirely fiction and should be treated as such. Any resemblance to a person, location or entity is entirely coincidental Harshita was silently sipping her coffee when everyone in the café turned their gaze towards her and started whispering under their breath. In a simple off white shirt and blue denim…

Wait for it…

Waiting. The one dreadful thing that happens in all our lives. We wait in traffic to reach work. Then we wait for lunch. Then we wait for the shift to get over. And another wait in the traffic to get home. About quarter of our lives, we end up spending… yes, you guessed it right,…

Viva la revolucion

What is wrong in the world? Well, the list is endless. But there is one thing that I want to focus on today. One thing that could make a lot other right. One thing that we used to do once, but not now. At least not at the frequency or size we used to do…

For the dreams she helped us create

Disclaimer : The story is a fictional one. Any resemblance to a person, situation and location is coincidental. I hope you enjoy the story “It was a great decision of yours not to let your son do engineering. It is a cliché path that most of Indians are following, forgetting the other fields that they…

On Hope

I feel weightless. I can sense that I am moving, but to where? And in which direction? Left, right? Or is it up or down? If it was up, then wouldn’t I feel some force on me downwards? Or was it downwards? If it was downwards, wouldn’t I be able to feel that? How long…

Food : best of all

​Food is the nourishment for the body, while books are the nourishment for the soul. And I combined both. I read and eat. It is a pretty weird combination, because I need to focus on what I am eating and I also need to imagine the scene the author is trying to create in the…

Day 13 Journal entry

​Another day of my efforts to go to gym are gone. And I woke up with the same guilt that encompasses me every day. Being guilty of not exercising. It helps me in maintaining my health, it helps me burn the excess fat from my body, it helps me prepare for the 5k run that…