I woke up feeling the familiar ache on my back. Wincing and in slo-mo, I turned to face the ceiling. The ceiling was still dotted by dried rice; premium quality rice that embraced the ceiling as a result of a cooking experiment (obviously) gone wrong. That was about three years back. I had woken up […]
Everyone seemed to be looking at me; like I was bound to be treated so. I cared the least. I cruised through the evening traffic, on my bike. ‘Fashion Studio’ the LED-lit board gleamed even in the daylight. I parked my bike in front of the studio and walked in. The recent revamping of business […]
The elevator sounded like nudging floor by floor. My heart pounded. I looked down to check what my fingers were doing to ease the tension. The phone was the victim, as it kept turning like one of those cheap fidget spinners sold at traffic junctions. I took control and tapped the mobile screen. There were […]
It was a bright Sunday morning; the kind that latched people to their beds for an extra hour. It had rained late in the night, leaving everything mildly cleansed. Leaves held onto drops of water, but willing to roll them down at the slightest of movements. The Husband stretched himself while still on the bed, […]
Scientists – those relentless beings who keep improving their own achievements, like Yelena Isinbayeva, have now found out that it takes just 13 microseconds for the human eye to comprehend what it sees. That’s pretty fast! So what does the brain do, the rest of the time? There’s an answer for that too. They say […]
The city lights looked promising. Like on every day. They were quite ordinary when up close, each light serving a purpose. But here, from my balcony, 36 stories up – no matter whether they lighted a bustling street, or a window that projected the melancholy of urban lives, or even the moving searchlights atop the […]
Not everything is “super”, for superheroes.