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 →

Plunge #TellTaleThursday

Shyam Sunder came out on the spacious balcony outside. Everyone else was busy inside the room, dancing, chatting and eating. He stood on the parapet, spread his arms in an wide arc and jumped. In utter disbelief a few rushed out to the balcony only to see the body going down and hitting the ground... Continue Reading →

Journey #TellTaleThursday

“Come Som, come,”his friend called out from the other side, “a few steps more, cross the bridge, and we are there.”Som looked at the wobbly wooden bridge. A bridge that joined both sides of the abyss. Every step on the bridge, felt it would be his last step. Som looked tired. He had been walking... Continue Reading →

Answer #TellTaleThursday

“I can show you your past,” said the bearded man wearing a flowing white robe, calmly, “but son what you shall see when you peek into my magical mirror, good bad or ugly, will be your responsibiiity to deal with.” “I am ready your holiness,” Som pleaded, “I must know my past.” “Come back a... 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 →

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 →

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