Revolt by the Sandwich Generation

Soham and Snehal were utterly exhausted, tired to their bones. Their life was the proverbial “hectic and a mad rush”, typical of their generation. Getting up daily at sunrise at the sound of the alarm, without a moment to spare or snooze. This is followed by an hour of jogging and Pilates at the gym.Continue reading “Revolt by the Sandwich Generation”

A day in the life of a newspaper!

Last week the way my family reacted, meaning losing it all, when the internet went down for a few hours, made me lament on how utterly dependent on the web we are. Our life is controlled by this mesh from everything such as news, to quenching our sudden curiosities, studies, office, banks, entertainment, and everyContinue reading “A day in the life of a newspaper!”

Oh what a day!!

All of a sudden, there were shrieks of agony and screams of despair emanating from everywhere. Accusations and angry snarls followed soon. From every room of our house. It seemed that an all out war bugle has been sounded and all means of assault will follow soon. From one room there were roars of blasphemyContinue reading “Oh what a day!!”

Nightmare turned true!

Isha cursed herself as she looked around for shelter from the fierce thunderstorm around her. She should have packed and left too, when all her colleagues decided to shut their laptops and head home before the impending storm. But she was nearing a deadline and she had thought she had time to quickly wrap thingsContinue reading “Nightmare turned true!”

Are you a tea leaf?

As I sipped my morning cup of tea, in the serene, autumn/winter is coming weather, with my mind far, far away, I was jarred to the present moment, when I tasted a tea leaf. The immediate action was to remove it, but it also made me think, philosophically. Yes, the ambience helped!! 😊 That sameContinue reading “Are you a tea leaf?”

I’ve missed you …!

A screeching sound of a car braking suddenly and a burst of yelling with expletives!! But nothing can stop Puffie as he ran behind Avi. Avi on hearing the screeching and yelling had momentarily looked back but seeing Puffie fine, he had kept running. Puffie ran as fast as he could to catch up withContinue reading “I’ve missed you …!”

Old fashioned mockery

I pressed down at the accelerator with all my might, with the other foot inches away from the brake, should things go out of control. The engine whirred as if ready to shoot off like a missile into the space! The car jerked wildly, lurched forward, ready to begin its journey, but seconds later theContinue reading “Old fashioned mockery”

The changing paradigm of the poke

Done??! I asked, quite bewildered as I had felt nothing. Yes, it is, and congratulations, Ma’m, for completing this milestone, she said. I thanked her and breathed a sigh of relief. A milestone indeed! I shook my head in disbelief at what a change it has been on how we have moved from utmost horrifyingContinue reading “The changing paradigm of the poke”

How the world has changed!

Through a pre-schooler’s eyes Little Hannah was playing on her balcony with her dolls. She had planned an elaborate birthday party and was busy entertaining her kids. While playing the perfect hostess, she was startled to hear squeals of laughter from the balcony next door. Alarmed, she ran inside her apartment. In her haste sheContinue reading “How the world has changed!”