Niranjan Shetty closed the file and put it aside. Leaning forward he said, “Preeti, it’s best for you to leave this to the experts. This is no time to think about all this. Let the management handle it. You focus on your tasks.” “Sir, if I am given this project I’ll be eligible … Continue reading Who’s the Boss?
The shrill screams of the passengers rang out piercingly through the still air, as the car hurtled down the steep slope. They were gasping for breath; hearts in their mouth, terror writ large on their faces. They drew a few sharp breaths raggedly, as their car came to level ground and seemingly slowed down a … Continue reading The Death Ride
Arjun looked around at the lush greenery, soaking in the early morning sun rays. It was good to be back home, he thought, as he jogged down the cemented path, which was flanked by shrubs and flower bushes. He had had to modify the exercise regime here. The neighborhood gym wasn’t anything like the one … Continue reading Cupid’s Ball
This is Part V. To read previous parts in the series, click here. Anaisha stared at him, confused. She had just asked her guests whether they preferred tea, coffee, juice or soft drinks. And, he had answered Whiskey?! Whiskey! Had he really asked for Whiskey? But he never consumed liquor! Or did he? Anaisha wondered … Continue reading The Dinner Party
Preeti felt sore all over. Sitting in the same position for long hours did that to her. She rubbed the back of her neck, as she waited for the flying envelope to reach the end of the screen. After what seemed like an endless wait, during which only the sounds of her breathing and the … Continue reading Pizza
For my new feature Spotlight, I've invited my favourite humor writer and friend Anand over to write the first one for Wandering Soul. Anand is an amazing humorist/caricaturist who blogs at Anand's Parodies & Caricatures. To those who don't know him already, you sure are missing something. Head there now and also do subscribe to … Continue reading Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find me a Match!
This is Part IV. Read the previous parts: Part I - Lost, Part II - Memories, Part III - Greetings. Anaisha stared at him, speechless. She was stunned and confused; surprised and shocked, thrilled to see him, yet apprehensive about meeting him after so long. Was he their new friend? Had Jayesh known about the two of them? … Continue reading Strangers
For our New Year celebration, my parents were participating in a Golf Tournament which was followed by a New Year party. The venue was a small but challenging Golf Course, which my parents were looking forward to playing at. We would also get to meet other golfers and interact with them before the tournament officially … Continue reading Mr. Burp’s New Year Greetings
This is Part III of a continued series. Read Part I -Lost and Part II - Memories. However, feel free to read it on its own too. 🙂 Anaisha pulled the door open, and warmly welcomed her guests in. Each of them was carrying a huge packet, which they handed over to her as they entered. She … Continue reading Greetings
This is Part II of a previously ongoing story. Read Part I here - Lost. Tring … Tring! She ignored the ringing telephone, as she concentrated on the task at hand. Her brow furrowed, as she chewed her lower lip, the pen in her hand poised in the air, following each written line. She couldn’t find … Continue reading Memories
Ravi stood there at the back of the group, waiting for the door to be opened from within. Dressed in a dapper black suit, he looked every bit as suave and handsome, as he was described to be. Tall, lean and muscular in physique; accomplished and successful at work he was the true definition of … Continue reading Lost
He told her he didn't love her anymore. She was silent. He told her he had found someone else. She sat there stunned. He told her he had moved on. She had tears in her eyes. He told her she'd have to move out. She was finally free. He sneered. She smiled. Her eyes were … Continue reading A New Day
She was standing in the middle of the spartan room, its walls a starkly white. Just moments ago, there had been a flurry of frantic activity around her. People rushing in and out, doctors shouting instructions, monitors beeping madly; her eyes took in every minute detail, her mind not registering the significance of any. She watched as the … Continue reading A Life to Live
“No rain today either”, remarked Jack, his brow furrowed as he looked out the window at the blazing sun and the clear blue sky. “It has to rain soon. Else…”, said Alicia, anxiously. “Yes, just has to…”, thought Jack, “Everything depends on it”. He thought of their withering crops and sick animals. The heat … Continue reading Rain Dance
She had reached the end of her patience. Irritated. Frustrated. Defeated. That’s what she felt. The future looked bleak. She had given up completely. Obviously, there was no other way to end this. Without looking back, she looked down from where she was and leapt off. Landing on the ground with a soft thud, Matrix purred, … Continue reading Boiled Over
This post is inspired by V . She is a single parent, juggling many roles and succeeding at each one. Read the original post here . The following is an extension of the previous story but can also be read in isolation. Both are fictional narrations in first person account. I reached my favourite coffee shop Starbucks, at a little after … Continue reading Revenge Mocha
During my morning walk today, as I grudgingly trudged along on the jogging track, I noticed all the green trees that were lining the pathway. With much resentment and indignation, I noticed that the trees hadn't moved an inch from when I last saw them. No exercise for them, I noted angrily! Why is it … Continue reading Catch Me if You Can!