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 […]

The Day I met Aliens in Cochin – Part 1

“Tiger, make sure the door is locked, okaaay?”, shouted my mother from downstairs. Then the light there flicked off; my parents were off to sleep. I checked the time in my phone. 11:10PM. As my attention was back in the laptop screen, James Rodriguez was scoring the stunning volley against Uruguay. I had just come […]