‘Beautiful, intelligent…a charming conversationalist’

Mayura was in trouble. On the surface, things were progressing smoothly. Ashwin’s father had asked her dad all the right questions about his health, his business, India’s prospects in international cricket, and so on. Her mother, in turn, had praised his mom’s choice of sari. As a bonus, even the woman’s stylish bob and her... Continue Reading →

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A fairy tale

Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, there lived a beautiful Princess. The day our tale opens, our Princess woke with a yawn and a temper. It was her 18th birthday. To mark this unprecedented occasion, her doting father - the King - had organized a great ball. Royal families from kingdoms... Continue Reading →

An appointment

I met him in the elevator. “Which floor?” I asked, looking down at him. The lift trundled slowly upwards and I veiled my eyes and gave him a quick once-over. Tall and handsome, he looked dapper in his white shorts and navy blue shirt. Pity about the wheelchair though. “What happened to you?” My natural... Continue Reading →

Hair. And now.

She unpinned her hair and I watched as the swirls cascaded around her shoulders. They flowed on down and gently skimmed her waist. It was beautiful. I’d always had a thing for long hair. As far back as I could remember, as long ago as in school, I always found a way to be seated... Continue Reading →

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