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  • The CHANGE – A Short Story

    ~ SELVI ~ ” Selvi ! How long are you taking? What the hell are you doing anyways? ” screamed Radha from downstairs. ” Right in a minute lady ! “, Selvi cried out. Taking her sari pallu she wiped her forehead. Swish swooshing the floor clean and carried the bucket downstairs to be met

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  • Ikraar – e – Mehfil

    Ikraar – e – Mehfil DIL KI GEHRAI KO KISI NE NAAPNA CHAHA… TO WO KHUD HI USME DOOBTA,DOOBTA AUR DOOBTA CHALA GAYA… HOSH-KHABAR NAHI USSEY APNI…       ZALIM MUJHE JAAN KE KYA PAA SAKEGA…      MAGAR USKI CHAHAT NE KUCH ARMAAN JAGAYA… TO HUME LAGA KI SHAYAD WO BHI HAMARA TASAVVUR

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  • You ain’t a Tourist; I ain’t a Traveler

      This is not uncommon for us to find articles, blogs, quotes and pictures on the internet which make a comparison between a traveller and a tourist. There is no complication in defining the two words in different ways if they want. The origin of the word “Travel” is most likely lost to history, so

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  • A SISTER’S LETTER

    He was rummaging through his cupboard to find the small pills which lulled him to sleep. The cupboard was huge and finding one small bottle was an arduous task for him. It had been three full months since the onset of this life taking disease. People thought of him as retarded but none among them

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  • The Story Of a Sadist

     THE STORY OF A SADIST He was a broken man. Being in love was the best feeling he ever had. He had an abusive past – a dipsomaniac father and a sweeper mother. His mother never had any time for him. Being their only son, he had to spend long lonely hours. For the whole

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  • The way I will remember you

    I will always remember you as an angel, who walked into my life when all other faces seemed like strangers. Those large shimmering eyes captivated my soul almost instantaneously. Don’t get me started coz i can go on praising those eyes for three days continuously. Nothing can be cuter than your sweet, mischievous smile. I

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  • No Grey: All Black and White

    I have always found it difficult to make people understand the kind of person I am. Some think I am rude, others think I am geek. Some take me as an intellectual, others as dumbass. There’s a huge list of names I have got in this short span of life.  Some love me for the

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  • Why Is The King Always Lonely?

    There’s always a desire to be a king in all of us. We want to be number 1, we want to be the rulers and not the ones to get ruled. We run the rat race only to reach the finishing point and then learn that nothing like that really exists. There’s no end to

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  • Big Bag Theory: Thank you Delhi

      I sat on the platform waiting for the metro. A wait of 12 minutes for the Airport Express to arrive. The time seemed to be moving so slow. My parents were coming to see me and it was more that 40 days since I had met my mom. I was restless, the plane carrying

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  • जाने क्यों मैं देता हूं शब्द अपनी भावनाओं को

    जाने क्यों मैं देता हूं शब्द अपनी भावनाओं को   मैं रोक देता हूं उस धार को जो बहती है बेधड़क.. उन्मुक्त..शब्द नहीं मिलते हर सोच को फिर शब्द में डालने के लिए मैं सोच बदल देता हूं।मैं मूर्त करना चाहता हूं अपने हर एहसास को जो सांसों की तरह चलती रहती है अनवरत.. बिना

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  • The First Ride : Chapter 1

    CHAPTER 1 THE PAIN Date :  19th October       It was 5 past four in morning, outside the window it was still dark and I was awake way early then planned, my head was pounding and my spine was still expecting the comfort of bed  but it was my arm which brought me

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  • Yes, we are introverts!

    “You are an introvert! A bloody self centred hypocrite! I have never seen a heartless, selfish woman like you! Bloody feminist!” This was may be the worst kind of insult I have ever been subjected to in my life! But, that was the day, which left me with millions of unanswered questions! Is being an introvert means being

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  • Biker diaries: 2 || The Royal Enfield fanatics

    Often I came across fascinating stories from history about royal men and their stallions who were as brave as them, as ambitious as them and as wild as them. I failed to understand how a human can and an animal can go along so well as if they were a single soul? What was that

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  • Diary of a ‘COMMON’ Indian.

    Day:1 || An encounter with my ‘common’ India. Dear diary, Today I started for my evening walk from my place at 7:00 P.M. As usual this biting cold was taking its toll over my pace! I didn’t wanted to walk much, but I kept walking as staying stagnant at a place made me shiver much

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  • 10 Reasons why faujis make the coolest boyfriends and husbands!

    1) He can make you forget about the adventures of Mogli and Tarzan with his never ending stories of jungles and mountains. “How to find directions in jungles, how to sense the coming animal! Damn, he knows everything “ 2) His presence in your life will unintentionally build up your geography and military history. Kudos

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  • A new beginning.

    I can’t deny the fact, that I always dreamed of owning a platform where I could tell those million stories which cloud my mind every now and then. Yes, I already had a blog, and yes, I have done a lot of writing there and even got enough love from it. But, still there was

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  • Biker diaries: 1 || The Royal Enfield fanatics

                  Biker diaries. That young guy who saves his pocket money to buy that helmet instead of branded clothes to wear for college. That newly recruit, who keeps his salary for the new upgrade his bike needs instead of throwing a party for his friends. That enthusiast, who avoids

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  • ‘Aashayei’ 5th Abstract

    ‘Aashayei’ 5th Abstract-By Udisha M. Yashwardhan was left alone in his room with the luggage. He had come to this place with lots of hopes in his heart! But the encounter with Arjun, had made him question his decision. His beliefs got eroded today, he was questioning his god for being so unfair and brutal!

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  • ‘Aashayei’ 4th Abstract

      ‘Aashayei’ 4th Abstract  Yashwardhan kept staring outside his window as the chauffeur drove him to the beautiful and serene land of Haridwar. The soothing and refreshing air of the holy land was filling the atmosphere. Yashwardhan was in a deep slumber, as if he had finally found a lap of someone so beloved, to

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  • ‘Aashayei’ 3rd Abstract.

         ‘Aashayei’ 3rd Abstract. Vinay and Yashwardhan started loading the luggage in the car as soon as the chauffeur arrived. “Have you told Vishnu everything?”, Yashwardhan asked Vinay. He somewhere deep inside knew that Vishnu would not accompany him once he comes to know about his disease, but still he wanted to see him

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  • Aashayei 2nd Abstract

    Aashayei – 2nd Abstract   “Yash at what time you are leaving?”, Vinay called Yashwardhan early in the morning to know his schedule. “I have sent the chauffeur with the car to get it checked before we leave; as the journey is pretty long and I don’t want to take any risk! I will leave

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  • Aashayei:1st Abstract

      Aashayei – 1st Abstract It was a warm summer evening; every face in the office was excited yet sad about the farewell party of their boss Yashwardhan Singh. They worked diligently to make sure that each and every corner of their workplace looked as perfect as their boss himself was. Even though Yashwardhan was

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  • Writer and storyteller

    ‘Writer ‘ They called. And as usual, I felt offended. Don’t know why, don’t know how. But yes I did!  I know there must be millions or maybe everybody who finds it a compliment but not me.  Am I a sadist? Or a maniac?    God knows! Paradox might be the right word. But let’s

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  • Why I write?

    Why I write?  I don’t write to create literary masterpieces! I don’t write to match that sky-high heavy lexicon! I don’t write to be called as Shakespeare or Keats! I am hell not interested in creating classics! Yeah! You are right! I am not even good enough to do that! I write for myself! I write for

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  • 10 Reasons why you should marry a Lucknow girl!

    10 Reasons why you should marry a Lucknow girl! 1] She can easily impress anyone with her ‘tehzeeb’, including your friends and family! 😉 “Namaste aunty! Pranaam uncle!” are still more prevalent than ‘hello aunty and goodmorning uncle in this city!’ 2] Lucknowites are foodies by birth, so you will never have any complains about

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  • ‘YOU’ :tiny love tales #1

    You are a figment of her memory. Living somewhere at the back of her mind,  somewhere in those lost smiles and dried eyes. Your soul has left,  but it’s touch still remains! Somewhere in the essence of that dried rose,  somewhere in the touch of that silken robe! You are a dead event,  but tend

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  • no title!

    I don’t belong to here,the sense of belonging eludes me! Don’t know, Am I a believer or an atheist, I want to believe, but belief gets eroded by the mortal existence.There is something in the air, so suffocating and so disheartening, may be the questions which fill my mind more than anything! I don’t belong to where I live,

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  • Things You know If You Grew Up In Lucknow

    *LUCKNOW & the Lucknowities* The ‘Pehle-aap, Pehle-aap’ thing isn’t a joke. Mind you, it happens here. When asked why do we always speak in plural, we always say it proudly ‘It’s a City of Nawabs and this is the Nawabi style’. We love it when we talk to non-lucknowities like ‘Ama yaar..’ and their eyes go wide. If you don’t use words

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  • An open letter to the citizens of India, from an anonymous U.P. woman.

    Dear citizens of India, Well, Uttar Pradesh is that one state which is hated by many, loved by few but is just not ignorable. We are known for our population[eh.. there are hardly handful of “countries” which beat us in that!] our illiteracy, our “desi gawarpana” and above all, we are the ‘Bhaiya jis’ and

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  • 10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier-Chapter 2

    10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier- 2 1] Now, you know that there are places like, Wellington, Khadakwasla, Kirkee, Mhow etc. on the map of our country. Something, which others will never understand or bother to know it. 2] When other girls pray that their boyfriend/husband stays with them

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  • Whom am I?

    I lay down in my bed, Tossing and turning adjusting myself in life’s twilight! A series of moments flash in front of my eyes. Like a sinking boat on a cyclone’s tide! What all I did and what all I got? What all I lost and what all I forgot? Millions of question flock around,

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  • Confession of a writer

    “What do you want to become in life?”, somebody asked me. “May be a writer!”, I replied “What? A love-story writer! Isn’t it?”, the person again fired a question at me! He had gone through my blog and was quiet convinced that I have no-brains, hence love writing love stories! [are love story writers brainless?

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  • 10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier

    10 Things you experience when you are in love with a Soldier! 1] When other girls take hours to get ready, you can get ready in minutes as he can make and break plans anytime-anywhere! 2] You have settled for the fact[even if you don’t like it!] that he loves his Royal Enfield and Uniform

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  • Patriotism: The Social Media Patriots

    Patriotism: meaning and perception Google says ‘Patriotism’ means “the quality of being patriotic; vigorous support for one’s country.” Well, that’s pretty confusing. Honestly, I never understood the real meaning of being a patriot or being patriotic or patriotism. I always felt proud when I saw my country’s flag flying high, I always had goosebumps while

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  • Confessions of an Ugly girl!

    Confessions of an Ugly girl! What is ugly? Or what does being ugly means? Avni never understood this! She was a below average student in her school days. She was 4 feet, 11 inches in height and was gifted with extremely dark complexion! She wore a thick pair of spectacles and was quiet heavy in

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  • Love@IndianRailways

    Love @ Indian Railways “Kal phir NDA Special ek stag ka intezaar kar rahi hogi!”, Kshitij thought to himself, the poor NDA cadet who tried his level best to find a girl-friend in his term break! He joined thousands of groups and pages on Facebook, praised girls even for nonsensical comments, gave friend request to

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 8th Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 8th Abstract Almost 3-4 months passed for Audvik’s break-up. Ishita had married someone else and flied overseas with her brand new husband. Audvik pretended to be normal but he was not able to get over with Ishita’s memories. She was his first love, their relationship had lasted for 6 long years,

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 7th Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 7th Abstract “Anu!”, Audvik called Anvita in the middle of the night. “Audvik! What happened? Are you alright?”, Anvita got worried as Audvik had never called her at such odd hour and had never sounded so shattered. “Anu…. Anu……!!!”, Audvik was not able to speak right. “Audvik! Are you drunk? Audvik

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 6th Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 6th Abstract Audvik’s leaves were over now, he was going back on his duty. He wanted to talk to his dad about his girlfriend Ishita for once again, but his dad’s temperament didn’t showed any scope of talking. Col. Rathore still stood like a hard rock, he was not ready to

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 5th Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 5th Abstract Audvik kept thinking about Anvita all night. Her innocent face battling those tears peeping out of her eyes kept flashing in his mind. He kept tossing and turning in his bed. Anvita was no doubt a good girl, and Audvik kept thinking who could think of hurting such a

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 4th Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 4th Abstract “Rathore how are you doing man?”, Mr. Singhal called Col. Rathore a day after the dinner night. “I am good buddy! How about you? How’s my Anu doing?”, Col. Rathore asked his best-friend. He felt a daughterly attachment towards Anvita. He cared for her from the bottom of his

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 3rd Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 3rd Abstract Anvita reached inside the house. Mrs. Rathore gave her a warm welcome hug, “God! Mrs. Singhal your daughter is so pretty!”, she said keeping a lovable hand on Anvita’s head. “Thank-you so much aunty!”, Anvita replied in a well groomed tone. “What are you doing kid?”, Mrs. Rathore asked

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 2nd Abtract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE || 2nd Abtract Audvik stepped out of his house to take his favorite jeep from the garage, when Col. Rathore stepped in between. “Son! She is not well today, she will catch cold if you bring her in a jeep! Take my car, here are the keys!”, Col. Rathore smiled and threw

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  • MISTAKENLY IN LOVE! || 1st Abstract

    MISTAKENLY IN LOVE! || 1st Abstract  ye daulat bhii le lo, ye shoharat bhii le lo, bhale chhiin lo mujhase merii javaanii, magar mujhako lautaa do bachapan kaa saavan, vo kaagaz kii kashtii, vo baarish kaa paanii! This ghazal of Jagjit Singh was making the most appropriate music for the alumni meet of St. Pauls.

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  • An encounter with an army wife!

    An encounter with an army wife! [a page from my diary!] Army wives are strong, yes they are! But how much strong? I always wondered! Thinking why do army men always praise their wives for being their backbone, when they are themselves born to kill and trained to serve! My doubts were cleared when I

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  • RED!!! – The Cold Murder

    RED!!! – The Cold Murder Investigations were going on in full swing. Inspector Dwivedi kept visiting the siblings every now and then. Every time when the inspector came for queries, he got a much valid proof showing that Akshat’s sister is the prime accused.  She kept screaming and crying that it’s not she, who is responsible

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  • RED !!! – AB Positive

    RED !!! – AB+ Jennie, Akshat and his sister were in shear shock! They didn’t knew how to react to such kind of situation. Akshat’s mind kept pondering over the fact that who could have been that one person who knew so well about his parents and had a grudge with them too. He called

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  • RED!!! 7th Abstract

    RED!!! – Blame Game “Akshu what is this happening to our family?”, cried Akshat’s sister on his shoulder. “Everything will be fine sister don’t worry!”, Jennie tried and consoling her. “Go away woman! Its because of you only that I have lost my mom and dad! This all has started since the day you married

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  • RED!!! – An Interesting Love Story

      RED!!! – An Interesting Love Story   “Jennie! Jennie!”, Akshat screamed anxiously. “Yeah sweetheart! What happened?”, she came running from the kitchen. “What is the day today? Tell me what is the day today?”, he asked impatiently. “It’s Tuesday honey!”, she replied worried. She didn’t have any clue why was Akshat behaving so weird. “Jennie!

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  • RED!!! – The Rejection

    RED!!! – The Rejection “So finally you are back!”, said Jennie welcoming back Akshat. “Yeah Jennie!”, Akshat replied in a heavy and poignant tone. Jennie understood that Akshat is depressed by the loss of his mother; she didn’t say much and just tried to comfort him as much as possible. “You don’t worry sweety! Everything will

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  • RED!!! – The Murder

    “Your mom hated your wife and hence I don’t want her in your mom’s last rites!”, Akshat’s dad gave his verdict to him. “But dad! What’s wrong in it? Jennie respected mom as her own mother!”, Akshat couldn’t argue in such a condition so made a request to his dad. “I don’t want to discuss

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  • RED!!! -The Waiting Room

    Akshat reached the hospital where his mom was admitted. He was still running out of breath. Huffing and puffing he asked the receptionist about his mother’s bed number in ICU and ran towards it. Entire family was standing outside the ICU, “brother! How’s mom?” Askhat asked his elder brother Nischal. He didn’t reply to his

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  • RED!!! – The Lost Monday

     RED!!! – The Lost Monday  “Awww… my baby is finally up! How are you doing honey?”, asked Jennie rolling her hands lovingly in Akshat’s hairs. Akshat still felt a heaviness in his head, “where were you?” he finally asked her in a trembling tone. “I was here only all the time sweetheart! I guess you had

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  • RED!!! – The Lost Love

     RED!!! – The Lost Love   “Liked it sweetheart?” Akshat hugged Jennie from behind who was still busy observing the new house which the broker had shown them! “Its nice Akshat!” she replied!” “This will be our home after wedding!” Akshat kissed her cheeks warmly. “Akshat! Can I ask you something?”  Jennie looked into his

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