A Dot Of Gratitude

Way back, when I was in contact with my teenage self, I remember coming across images of little children darkening the glossy pages in the magazines. No, they were not a bunch of juniors crowned in a reality show. Not models, not sponsored star kids, nor child prodigies either. Their faces bore meek simplicity and eyes in search of something. I attempted to decode those expressions, but, in vain.   As I grew up some

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Two nation theory

Hindu family Grandmother….Dulari Parimoo Grandfather….Lalit Parimoo Father…..Vijay Parimoo Mother ….Kiran Parimoo Son…Aditya Parimoo Daughter…Aditi Parimoo Muslim family… Mother….Tahira Malik Father….Farhan Malik Eldest daughter….Almaz Malik Second daughter….Aalia Malik Youngest daughter…Asifa Malik Son….Rehaan Malik Son’ best friend….Maroof Mohammad   A few drifting clouds of haze painted the morning sky a silvery grey. Misty silhouettes against the dismal background paved in to a geographical configuration of white trails. The sudden dip in temperature in the Kashmir valley has

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CHOTI SI ASHA

Hi….I am chhoti A six year old Enjoying my after life On the red carpet rolled. Do you know my story The one I had on Earth? Then come, let me tell you Of my amazing birth. I was born after two boys To my mother as planned Like a drop of rain I fell With the help of God’s hand. No sooner did I arrive home I felt I was not due My mother

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A S(MILE) OF SUCCESS

      “Keep your face always toward the sunshine- and shadows will fall behind you” – Walt Whitman   As I pondered on each word of the above quote, I was compelled to introspect thoroughly on the same. Basically, I tend to be positive and optimistic about life and its branching circumstances that lead us to challenging territories and spaces. What raised my perplexion though, was the fact that ‘SUNSHINE’ is not always available.

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At The Altar

Sixty two year old Marc chanced upon a diary in tatters A few fragrant memories and some very familiar sealed letters… His room, darkened with his own dust, dirt and gloom, Filling every nook and corner, and hopelessly surrounded by doom. Oh! What a muggy weather he had brought upon his fate, Drowning himself bit by bit, supposedly drunk and obscured in lost love and hate.   The hurling breeze soothed his anxious soul in

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Single or ????

Single or ????

Have you logged in to a close friend”s Facebook account recently or stumbled upon a picture of a celebrity tired of exhibiting the latest ” pinks and purples”. Just go through it , mischievously, of course, and probe further.It would induce your curiosity. In a line of pouty selfies, two eyes would be liner free- pale and distraught .The lip color would not shine with gloss and the patient ears would be bare. A pose

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An Angel Of Love

      An Angel Of Love   The pain continued profusely for hours, her abdomen spelled in  fancy acrobatic powers drops of anxiety on her bothered brow to test… OH! Woman, when shall thy share of agony rest?   Thoughts in wrinkles, body out of shape fitless and hanging in every possible drape. The mounting turmoil chooses to fang The craving, the hormones, the guilt pang!   “How and why did I give in To the

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A Blink with a Wink

A Blink with a Wink

The LEFT blinked; The RIGHT winked The HAND said- “WELCOME HONEY”. Both laughed and raised a toast, “For nothing is as sweet as MONEY”   For a newborn arriving in the hospital, Birth by c-section could turn fatal… The cut mark screams as a pointer To the hunted and the hunter!   Several bills across the table, In reality and not in AESOP’s FABLE; bribes and greasy talk you see, How in human God’s creation

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Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from India?

Can we wipe out corruption and bribery from India?

 UNGRACEFULLY CORRUPT   Incredible India struck violently again on the “RICHTER Scale” of social demolition and doom.Citizens huddled up to the disturbing news of a Principal and owner of a school in the outskirts of Haryana, who allegedly assaulted a 16-year-old girl on the pretext of helping her clear her class 10 board exams. What is more appalling is the desperation of the child’s father! He apparently facilitated the deal by paying the accused Rs.

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Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype?

Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype?

Is Woman Empowerment, a Reality or a Hype? TheLittle Oxford English Dictionary’ definesEmpowerment’ as the process of giving authority, power, strength, and confidence.How far the statement corresponds to women, in reality, is controversial in all aspects. Let’s initiate and approach the topic with some authenticity. Grandma’s  Tale Jagomaya Devi, my late grandmother, was a perfect embodiment of motherhood and so, a symbol of womanhood. Her social quotient with her husband was mostly bitter. But their

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