Monster Under the Bed (A Short Story)

“Mom, what is depression?” My four-year-old girl asked as we sat on her bed. I closed the book of bedtime stories in my lap and glanced down at her. “Where did you hear the word, honey?” “You were telling Gramma on phone.” I did mention it to my mother that evening. I debated whether to tell

So… No Longer A Student

Almost all my life I’ve had two identities—my name and the tag of being a student. Everywhere I went, that was my occupation, my identity. That was what I said automatically when I was asked what I did. The specifications like ‘student studying what’ and everything came later, but the occupation remained the same. Even

The Guest

₹ 199   ₹ 85 Genre: Young Adult Contemporary Length: 237 Publisher: Black Ink Editor: Ravinder Singh Date of Publication: 25 May, 2016 ISBN: 9788192982229 18-year-old Neha Ranade has a perfect life; great bunch of friends, comfortable and easy family life, college annual function coming up and a rejuvenating trek lined up. Her days are exciting and full. But when an unexpected guest drops by, her

10 Problems Only A Bookworm Will Understand

Fictional world is addictive. You immerse yourself in a book and forget about the real world, at times about self and surroundings, and start to live in the world writer has created for you. Once you step into it, world that is not your own yet feels so much like one, you don’t want to get out of

10 Perks Of Traveling In Mumbai Local Early Morning

As youngsters, we’ve forgotten how it felt like to wake up early in the morning to get ready for school. And if you’re anything like me, you dreaded that time. Waking up is always a nightmare when you’re usually a pro nocturnal. Even now when I’ve to wake up at dawn to get ready for college, I

Love Letters (A Short Story)

This is a story I wrote for an anthology contest by Author’s Ink. When I heard about this small contest, I first started to rework on one of my previous short stories for submission, but got bored. I felt stuck in a place, reworking on something I had written ages ago. I was also tired of reading

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini [Recommended Read #2]

What is it about: A powerful, heart wrenching tale of friendship between two women from different generations, Mariam and Laila, during the period of war and rise of Taliban in Afghanistan. Women in the book Mariam is innocent, gullible, but a hero in her own way. She is wise and has an invincible spirit, just like Laila

9 Lessons You’ll Learn In Your First Job

You tend to cherish your experience of stepping into the professional world for the first time. There are always things you learn about the world and yourself newly. Here’s a list of common lessons you’ll learn in your first job which the school or college might prepare you for but only experience will make you understand. Time