Scotch On The Rocks #CarrotRanch

 “A large scotch please,” Sam ordered, “and whatever my friend wants.” After a hard couple of days of business meeting, friends decided to relax on the final evening. “Shall I bring the ice separately?” asked the waiter, “and for you sir, what should I get you?” “Make one large peg, no ice.” Som asked mocking,... Continue Reading →

Prince Charming #FridayFictioneer

“One day, you would ride with your prince charming on this horse,” grandma said pinning the picture of pony on Shiela’s bedroom wall, “move to a distant land and live happily ever after.” Every morning, Shiela would wake up and inspect her little pony. “This pony will grow in size, like you will,” grandma had assured.... Continue Reading →

Destiny #SundayPhotoFiction

Dark cloud that enveloped the cityscape suggested possibility of an impending thunder shower. Samir walked into the stake house that has come up in the city suburb. Today Sameer felt an urge to have a stake cooked rare medium. Was it destiny that dragged Sameer from the other end of town to this joint? Only... Continue Reading →

Medicinal Mango #CarrotRanch

“Your mother is not well Sakharam,” the village doctor announced, “feed her mango from Nawab’s orchard.” “An hour’s walk from the bus stop,” man spoke again before Sakharam could protest this unusual prescription, “mango fruits from Nawab’s orchard are medicinal.” “Brother how far the famous mango orchard?” after almost an hour’s trek, the least he... Continue Reading →

Offering #TellTaleThursday

Sun was setting and darkness was descending, faster inside the mango orchard, on this winter evening. Two men, one a guru in a red robe, and the other his disciple, were drinking country liquor sitting around a woodfire. “Such an auspicious no moon night rarely comes by with all heavenly bodies in a state of... Continue Reading →

Ideological Battle #FridayFictioneer

“Sir you have to stop this party,” said the police man looking at the decorations. A real estate tycoon had organised a poolside party after winning a court battle against building a multistorey paid sports complex. “On what ground officer?” asked the host, “we have won the case fair and square!” “A stay order has... Continue Reading →

Woods #SundayPhotoFiction

The neighborhood got its name from the park. Locals used to call it the park facing colony. Park had tall trees. In the spring season, arrival of flowers would set the trees on fire. The trail below will also be covered with the carpet of red color. When he was a kid he would go... Continue Reading →

Desert Plant, an E-Book #BlogchatterEbook

This year I participated for the first time in A2Z blogging challenge in the month of April. Amid hectic activity of submitting one post daily and reading posts of others, came the proposal of converting these posts into an e-book. Desert Plant is the outcome of this effort. As the name suggests, plants that grow... Continue Reading →

Birthday #CarrotRanch

“So the big day is here!” asked a friend, “ isa gala celebration on the cards?” “Celebrate ageing!” Shefali wondered, “earlier a birthdays ushered in anticipation of impending adulthood and glimpses of independence; now birthdays have become just another number.” Crossing thirty, Shefali wished she was a teenager again when life was more colorful and... Continue Reading →

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