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 […]


She was at her workstation, eyes glued onto one of the three monitors facing her. The silence in the room was intimidating. Calmness. Storm. Damn! I would’ve been happy being one of those monitors; one – she’d be glancing towards me at the moment, two – the electronic me wouldn’t have to experience the freeze […]

The Day I met Aliens in Cochin – Part 3

Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. Only one girl had ever come out with me for a date. A lunch, rather than a date, since date was more of a fruit than a happening here. Out of boredom perhaps, she had dared me to slip a fake Rs 500 note with SRK’s face in it along with […]