The morning hadn’t yet fully dropped the veil of the night. Light seeped in rather lazily these days. It was too early for anyone to wake up, especially on a Monday morning, but one family offended nine other families living on the fifth floor. Yet, nobody seemed to be really bothered. May be because for […]
“Mangoes? Check. Saffron threads? Check. Turmeric balls? Check. Kohl? Check. Sandalwood bars?…where are the sandalwood bars? Listen…..!” “I’m here, in the backyard.” Mahalakshmi could not contain her excitement. Her younger son’s wife was pregnant. For two generations there have been no daughters in the Kondavalli household. Her elder son has two sons. Her husband Kondavalli […]
My poem gets published in Glomag July 2016 edition. Follow the link below. Skip to page 104 to read my poem and sketch 🙂 http://www.joomag.com/magazine/glomag-july-2016/0596952001468418193
(i) What if the magic stops working? Unsettling of dew drops, withering of leaves, long before the earth turned its face, the breath of tree trunks exhaling poison and inducing toxins into the molecules of air, shelters of all things living dismantling themselves, by the effect of a curse. (ii) What if humans stopped fearing? Seething […]
My story gets featured on Women’s Web
Some artistic urges emerged from penury
Stringing words on the sly She wrote a book called “the hidden one” She crafted poetic verses secretly That rhymed loud and echoed far Via a secret poets party held behind Thick curtains drawn close After the lanterns were doused And birds fell silent She was Zeb-un-nissa
No amount of disaster can destroy you !
A god drank poison to save humanity, where as humans spewed poison to destroy humanity. Less did the god know that humans always held poison in their bowels. A good deed wasted on nothing more than unmeritorious mortals.