“By all rights, you should’ve been mine!” an intoxicated Kabir exclaimed pulling Mahi towards him. Clad in a bright red sari, she was nervous for her night with him. His sense of entitlement and attitude only made it worse. As he caressed her, she cringed. The director shouted “cut”. He had got a perfect shot.… Read More The Dark Reality
“Your wife’s cooking is delicious. You are a lucky man” saab ji remarked as Anand dropped off the tiffin. Anand distributed the tiffins his “wife” cooked. As he waited for the train home, he transformed. One could see a lady with open hair, wearing a bindi and a bright dupatta. Anand was Alka, a transgender… Read More The ‘girl’ on the train
His 10 year old’s eyes twinkled. One could feel the passion in his voice. He spoke of the brightness around him, fascinated by nature and how grateful he was for every moment on this beautiful planet. I was getting through a messy divorce and at a point contemplated even suicide. A chance meeting brought us… Read More My 10 year old teacher!
Photography was my hobby. My husband and I were going to a solo exhibition in town. The eternity band on my finger had bound us together over a decade of struggle. The camera had taken a back seat as I juggled my roles as a daughter, wife, mother and career woman. It had returned when… Read More There’s more to me…
We had a secret that no one had discovered. Was it time for full disclosure? I was unsure how everyone would react? Would they say we gave into temptation? Would they call it lack of willpower? Could immaturity be an excuse? What example were we setting in front of our children? The story even had… Read More Our hidden secret!
Ten years ago, the city had been under siege. Blood-thirsty rioting gangs brandishing knives and swords were roaming with impunity seeking out anyone who was not of their religion. We heard a knock on our doors. On opening, the mob leader stepped in accusing us of sheltering the “other community”. A search of our house… Read More Humanity vs. Religion