Quickies #9.

This Quickies is on an old lady I knew and had grown to be fond of.This is also the story of many women her age. .......... Mrs G. .......... Everybody thought she was ready to die. After all, she had outlived her entire family.Lost her only daughter, aged 17, tragically to meningitis decades ago. Her … Continue reading Quickies #9.

Quickies #8.

The First Time ....................... The excitement had given way to a lull,even tiredness. She was sitting in the marriage hall surrounded by her cousins and aunts. Her younger cousins were chatting away while the aunts were busy gossiping.Planning what to wear and more importantly what they thought others should wear for the reception. "So", began … Continue reading Quickies #8.

Quickies #7.

REMEMBER THEM? It’s his height that makes you remember.How else would you have noticed him among the crowd waiting to cross the road? The traffic light in front of you turns red and you smooth to a halt. He steps on to the road from the pavement. His posture is straight, just like you remember … Continue reading Quickies #7.

Quickies #6

You curse and take the car past the speed limit.You are frustrated.Your shirt is creased badly. Again. Whoever ironed it hasn’t bothered to do it properly and you now have three crease lines running parallel to each other from shoulder to wrist. Today is also the day when your socks decide to lose their elasticity … Continue reading Quickies #6

Quickies #5.

I had first read about Darfur in a Reader's Digest article some time back.Left a strong impression.It's also probably the reason,I never misuse anything.Well,I try not to! Here's Quickies #5. ....................................................................... It's nothing.That's what you tell yourself.This morning when you came into the kitchen, you found that the tap had been left running. A steady … Continue reading Quickies #5.

Quickies #4.

A good friend asked me to write something on how we always come to conclusions about other people,not even thinking about the fact that most of the times we are no better off.This is the best I could do! Here's Quickies#4! ....................................................................... He makes his way across the carriage.A grey coat,which once upon a time … Continue reading Quickies #4.

Quickies.#3

Are We Ever Satisfied? This is the story of a man.A man who is out one morning on a leisurely jog. Now, at first glance he is not the sort of man who is likely to be out jogging. Or indeed the second or the third glance. Which is why, the man is out-of-breath five … Continue reading Quickies.#3