Crisis in Ucalypta #CarrotRanch

Staring at the distant horizon, His Majesty Ucalypton X, the king of Ucalypta, appeared helpless. His only son was unwell. "Your majesty!" pronounced the royal physician, "procure me eucalyptus leaves.” The King had despatched the royal mule train under leadership of his trusted general. “You returned alone?” an anxious king met his emissary at the... Continue Reading →

A Coat of Paint #CarrotRanch

There was agreement that the room needed a fresh coat of paint. Disagreement was on the choice of color. Daughter wanted a pink color. Mother wanted a yellow or a white, a color that was bright. Father preferred green, the color of almighty, but also a wanted consensus. As controller of purse string, father had hoped... Continue Reading →

Eager #CarrotRanch

  His life did not depend on it, but a news would have been welcome. It was nearly a month earlier, he had shared his resume. He was certain about his selection. Afterall, his resume was rich in qualification and relevant experience. He was certain that his pay package will see a significant jump. He had... Continue Reading →

Talented #CarrotRanch

“That’s a beautiful piece of work, dear!” commented an impressed examiner looking at the model on display, “did you work alone or it is a team work where many others joined hands?” Praise never surprised Mrs. Madhumita Majumdar. In her lifetime, she has seen accolades fly in her direction from her father’s home to her... Continue Reading →

Candidate #CarrotRanch

 “Make noise, a lot of it,” Nikhil’s political advisor said excitedly, “let people know your arrival.” Nikhil and his advisor were chatting on the way to his party office. There was a buzz that party will announce Nikhil as party candidate for assembly election. “How?” Nikhil asked his advisor, “help me improve visibility?” “Give interviews,... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Snow Storm #CarrotRanch

Mikka was out to do some fishing, catch up with reading and have some quiet time in his cottage up north. He must have missed weather forecast. Storm caught Mikka unprepared. Running low on food and fuel, and suffering from poor cell phone connectivity, Mikka realised the extra can of gasoline in the trunk will... Continue Reading →

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