We Are The World Blogfest, Month 7: A Korean Discovery

The We Are The World Blogfest is in its 7th month now, and this month’s co-hosts are – Michelle Wallace , Shilpa Garg,  Andrea Michaels,  Peter Nena,  Emerald Barnes It pleases me a great deal that we have come so far in the WATWB journey. These past 7 months have helped me connect with a variety of people doing a…

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A Perfectly Imperfect Collaboration

No folks, this isn’t a story. This is an announcement of a collaboration that I’ve become a part of.  So this is how it came about… Fellow blogger Nitesh from Sketches by Nitesh had this marvellous idea of inviting people who love writing to author one collaborative blog, so they could all talk about why they write…

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Friend in Foul Weather

  Rain sluices down mercilessly, This once arid kingdom of dust, Where concrete burnt like glowing charcoal, Resembles now an island in the midst of floods. The sewers gurgle painfully, With the sudden swell of waste, As mini-whirlpools in the pot-holed streets, Wash the sludge of the roads away. The trees around now wear a varnish…

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It Started With A Crash

Crash!!! “What the… “, he looked back to the source of the sound, only to find a broken aquarium on the floor. His first thought was, ‘Thank god there were no fish in it’. The crash had sent nearly the whole pet shop  into a shrieking frenzy. He sushhed all the poor, frightened animals assiduously.…

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Unpopular: We Are The World Blogfest #WATWB

Cut me and I bleed,  Hurt me and I weep. Rebuke me and I cringe,  Touch me and I shrink.  Mock me, it stings,  Prank me, no ‘fun’ it brings.  Bully me and I cower,  Unfriend me; loneliness tastes sour. Folks, they say, ‘get over it’,  But they’ll never know the hidden bits.  When darkness…

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Guest Post: A Look In The Mirror

Jeni G.J. Crumpled Piece of Paper I hardly have ten minutes to reach office on time. Today, the bus stop is more crowded than usual. “How far is Government Hospital”, a lady asked in a feeble voice. Her appearance startled me. She looked like she had not eaten for weeks. She was left with no…

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People Memes – Part 1

There are people who are helpful, then some who are not. Then some who, in the name of help, launch into a self-congratulatory monologue. Some who treat every bit of help as a mission in the Sahara. And some who help you like family, unassumingly. And then there are these… Don’t be a spectator. Help when…

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Acts of Kindness

“Drat!”, he cursed with a feeling, even as the 6th autorickshaw denied him a ride. “What am I going to do with these?” He looked at the two 1000 Rupee bills and the lone 500 Rupee bill he had in his hand. He felt like trashing them. The night before, the Prime Minister had announced…

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