A visit to the museum

Coconut trees

And these,” Miss Claire, the history teacher said, pointing at a big painting on the wall, “are the trees. In that corner, you can see a three-dimensional model.”

Some kids rushed to the corner to see how a real tree would have looked.

Miss, what did the trees do?” Reema asked pushing up her glasses. Ria loved these class visits to the museum.

They gave Oxygen-” The teacher started.

Oxygen? You mean like our cylinders? They look heavy,” Ria asked, her eyes wide with apprehension.

How did people carry them?” Atul piped. Continue reading A visit to the museum

Book review: A walk in the rain

Book Review: a walk in the rainBook:  A walk in the Rain                     

Author: Udai Yadla

Publisher:  Revelation House Books

Publication Year: 2015

Book Cover: Enticing

Pages: Paperback, 326 pages

Rating: 3.7/5

The title along with the book cover depicting a serene pair walking in the rain leads you to believe that you are in for a cosy, slow story. You couldn’t be more wrong. A walk in the rain takes you on a roller coaster ride of intense emotions, and plot twists. It’s a tale of love, and retribution. Sometimes, fate leads you a merry dance. Is it destiny’s way of giving you a second chance? Or not? Continue reading Book review: A walk in the rain

A walk in the dark

A walk in the dark
A dark night

She paid for the medicines, and left the chemist’s shop, which was opposite the bus stop. Until three months ago, when she travelled by bus, this was the same path she used. Her house was about fifteen minutes walk from here.

Today, she regretted sending away the auto-rickshaw as she traversed the familiar path. That incident changed every woman’s opinion of the area. The street no longer seemed safe.

Darkness had engulfed the entire lane, the dim street-lights barely providing enough light for her to see the road ahead. The shops in the area were closed for the night. Her mobile phone showed 10:30. It might as well be 12.30, she thought, staring at the pitch black night. Continue reading A walk in the dark

Once upon an evening sea

Once upon an evening sea

The shore:

As the evening set in, the boats turned towards the shore.

Soon, the coast filled with jolly fishermen, who boasted about their catch. All the colourful boats were brimming with mackerel, tuna, codfish.

All except one. Continue reading Once upon an evening sea

Birth of a flower

Birth of a flower
Flower in our garden.

When the first rays of the sun reached the earth this morning, I was born. I know, you are thinking it’s a lie. How can I be born today when you have been watching me grow all this time? Continue reading Birth of a flower

The clouds go floating

clouds

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore

This is one of the pictures, I’ve taken in winter. Seems like eons ago.

It’s summer time; the clear sky above me seems listless. Maybe it’s missing the fluffy clouds that used to sail around, laughing at the earth below.

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