It was the Mahalaya, the day from which the Navratri starts. On this day, Ma Durga starts off her journey to go to her parental home from her husband, Shiva's home. But for Raj, the old blind idol-maker, the journey was actually the reverse. Every year, the idol of the goddess which he makes with … Continue reading The Idol-maker- Part 2
The Durga Puja was nearing. The idol-makers at the Kumartuli were too busy to eat their square meals. All their perspiration and efforts were devoted only to the shaping the idols of the goddess and her children from the soil of the bed of the Ganges. The members of the Puja committees thronged at Kumartuli … Continue reading The Idol-maker – Part 1
Nishnat was waiting for the train to come. He checked his watch for the final time - just one more minute. He could see the faint ray of light of the head lights of the train. The final minute of life was fast approaching. His brain dizzied: should he jump now or not? He was … Continue reading Just Before The Final Destination
If you have ever met me in person, you would have known I possess a pair of blue eye-balls. Yeah, you're right - that's the rarest (well, I am an Indian) and beautiful gift from God when I took birth. People say that my eyes were two pieces of magnet: they were able to capture … Continue reading A Pair of Magnetic Blue Eyes
I am very much overwhelmed at my nomination for the Liebster Award. Many thanks, Shruti for nominating me for the award and giving me a favorable chance to reach out to fellow bloggers as well through this questionnaire. Let me take this opportunity to request fellow bloggers to visit Shruti's blog. She is a newbie in … Continue reading Liebster Award
Dear Diary, I hope you remember that today was my cousin's marriage. I was eagerly waiting for this day. She was the princess of my uncle and was going to be the queen of my brother-in-law. In perfect tuning to her past, present, and future positions, she is beautiful in the eyes of our society: … Continue reading A Page From The Diary Of An Ugly Girl
I still remember that day when one of your text messages said, "Right now, I am emotionally unavailable. I just don't want you to leave dangling in the air for you are my best friend. Please understand me. I am sorry." And only my soft pillow knew I shed a thousand tears that night yet all … Continue reading The Monolog Of A Passionate Lover
The good-for-nothing young fellow got a job as a security guard. As he watched the whole world moving while he sat in front of the ATM kiosk, his mind directed him to start something new, something different. Read on "The God Behind The Mask" to know how God tried to save humanity from remaining behind a mask.
Meera would be leaving for abroad the next day. That night she missed her friends. And then hoped to see a shooting star to make special wish. Would she really get to see a shooting star? Would it make her wish come true? Who was that special person for whom she wished? Read "The Shooting Star" for knowing the answers that lead to redefining of the world's best relationship.
This post features my random thoughts and experiences from my life. It's different from the other blog posts but I guess readers will also find similarity with them too.