Life’s Canvas

Monday, July 7, 2008

So soon...

A man buried his wife and returned home. It was getting dark and he went to bed with grief. Soon there was blinding lightning followed by loud thunder which woke him. He drew the curtains and closed the window. He mumbled, "Did she already reach there?” Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Listening is also talking

A friend wanted me to stop; the friend wanted a break. But I wanted to communicate; I wished them to be friends. This friend wants to part ways. I followed him one day…. I listened to him closely. He thought I was talking, asked me to stop. A friend wanted me to stop Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Building on the spin

Building on the spin to be choreographed, says architect Goes a heading in a top story at the given site* Amazing! Is it not? What struck my mind is many of us experience spinning effect while staying right inside our fixed assets that is our homes (of course built on floating rate of interest)... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

No Snoring, Breathe Easy !

I was a snorer. I bade ‘good bye’ to snoring after I lost weight. That was when wife was about to say, 'get lost'. I overheard her talking with a couple: “You have not slept until you have slept with him” A gem to highlight how hard to put up with snoring partner! I met a ‘gentleman’ who told how he... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Where is my button

The bus was speeding away on the Highway. I was dozing off in the bus. There were no jerks excepting the one in my next seat. He coughed uncontrollably in fits and starts. He tapped me on the shoulder. I woke up. With a long face he asked if I had any medicine. In fact he watched me taking an... Sign in to see full entry.

What is in the liquor?

It has nothing to look for but the exact opposite for which is gone for; it leaves some kick no doubt but not even yummy gives a kicking inside the tummy, and of course some of that in the offing from the wify that too on the hind sounding yappy. Come morning she is happy to give the scolding that... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Sleep well...

I am not a sleep expert. In fact, I run a current account in overdraft at my ‘sleep bank’, technically called sleep backlog. I plan always to square off my negative balances in the sleep account or wished I could. I understand how loss of sleep accumulates over the time mostly over overtime work. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

All-seeing eyes on a high wall

(First published in New Indian Express) IT was 9 ‘o'clock at night. My husband was getting into bed. We lived in a two bedroom portion in the back of our ancestral home. The rest of the building was let out to assorted tenants. In fact it was a huge anachronistic structure in a fast developing... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 14, 2008


I WAS jogging. I saw him on a bench. I froze. He looked so full of life. I saw his picture in the Obituaries column that morning. It had to be some printing mix-up or a fraud by the family after his property. Or was it a case of a dead man walking? I moved closer to him. Yes, That was him, no doubt.... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

A day in investigative journalism

Heard the buzz of TV cameramen and shuffling of paparazzi. I could spot a famous producer and couple of directors making hurried entry into the hospital. Then I saw a controversial hero escorted inside. The hero was brought by the police to get identified by victim. That was my first assignment as a... Sign in to see full entry.

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