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 →

Inexplicable #FridayFictioneer

With a degree of trepidation, not knowing what to expect, Nikhil opened the door lock. "You are putting at risk my reputation," the real estate man had cautioned, "as well as your own well being.” “Rent out for a week,” Nikhil had pleaded, “ thereafter we can work on a longer agreement.” “Am I making a... Continue Reading →

Wrong Place #SundayPhotoFiction

“Let us go hiking in the mountains,” Raj and Madhu, avid hiker friends, were eager to try out their new tent they had acquired paying almost two months salary, “yes we must find out how does it feel to carry this feather weight tent.” “Remember our last trek, when our tent got wet in rain?”... 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 →

Cursed #FridayFictioneer

The two storeys aesthetically painted house, fitted with an air conditioner, looked picture perfect and inviting. Yet, every time he broached the topic of renting the place, the real estate agent shrugged it off, “it will not fit your budget, sir!” “Prepare the paper work,” out to find a rental accommodation, he asked his real... 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 →

Sneaky #FridayFictioneer

Away from the public gaze, the Indian ocean island houses several highend detoxification facilities for the rich and famous. Nikhil came here to get rid of his cell phone addiction. “I shall use it only during afternoon break,” he reasoned as he sneaked his phone into the gadget free zone, “I am an addict not... Continue Reading →

Journey Planning #SundayPhotoFiction

Walking around his native village, Akhilesh was surprised to see the triangular structure. He was reminded of Egyptian pyramid. Who will build a pyramid like structure, in this day and age, in this part of the world and why?  “What is that structure, made of loose stone, all about?” Akhilesh asked his father during eveining... Continue Reading →

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