• Life Experiences,  Short Story,  Spiritual

    Guru and Faith

    The other day I went to attend a holy gathering of a renowned preacher in our town. The gathering represented a specific society, of a group of people with some particular faith and norms. The society is one of the largest in India as well as in the world. So, obviously its preacher or the ‘Guru’ was like a celebrity who chose to deliver his blessings to our town for the first time. All the followers started the preparations almost 10 days earlier. They were obviously the most excited, as the one whose teachings had they followed and heard over time was to land in front of them. Many people…

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    Fighting Depression

    My Story through Depression: Our board exams were approaching and I was trying hard with all the subjects. I was an average student but I knew that I could prove and show better side of me. Even though physics and chemistry were sometimes challenging but I never quit on them. Our school was actually a battle ground where every other student was better than other. The competition was very tough and expectations were very high. Adding to the distress, our principle divided the whole class into different categories according to one’s ability to score. Our education system is no doubt an arena for bull fighting, where everyone is forced to…

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    Stress and TMJ : An Unpleasant Episode

      That week was very hectic for me. I had to complete my writings, there was a wedding of my classmate out of the district, and my bestie’s engagement in the weekend; so the week was fully packed. Yes, I was stressed out of all these things happening all at once without any break. Still I relaxed my mind, and consoled myself that may be that week’s outing would help me to refresh my body. So, on Sunday I wrote an article and uploaded it on my blog. Then in the evening I packed my bags for the wedding function of my classmates that was arranged out of the station.…

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    Void : A Near- Death Experience

      That day I was going to the city for a competition by a local bus. I was pursuing my senior secondary then, in a school that was a little far from my home, that I had to walk for two kilometres to board a bus from the nearest bus stand to the school. Till my high school, I rarely went out without my family, especially on bus, as the school was just a walk’s distance from my home. But time never remains the same and I had to get out of my cocoon for further studies. No doubt that the exposure to the outside world gave me a new…

  • Life Experiences,  Short Story

    A Lucid Dream : Reality Check

      I was sitting on a mat in our old traditional kitchen, talking to my mother who was washing utensils in the traditional cleaning area that was seperated by a wooden plank. She was thin and pale, probably sick; but still she kept doing her chores without any expectations for help. I was small then and therefore helpless. I kept watching her doing her chores, praying from inside for her wellness. There was nobody else in the house. Suddenly a black cat jumped inside from the roof. She was fearless and her eyes were red as if dipped in blood. She stared while walking towards me. Her eerie looks gave…

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    Birds at Rescue

      I lived in Punjab in a hostel for almost two years. The hostel building was an old construction. There were many trees around the building upon which many birds had their dwellings. One such tree was of Mahogany. It had dense foliage and a considerable height. In my place I have seen many such trees, usually solitary, underneath which small temples of a dark energy are located. And according to my observation, I had an impression of those trees being a harnesser of energy- dark one. Just like other trees, that Mahogany tree too had a settlement; but rather than a myna or a bulbul, a sizeable population of…

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    HOLI : The Festival of Colours

    That morning was full of excitements; and that day, surprisingly I woke up early. Hurriedly I got fresh and wore some comfortable clothes. I went to the kitchen to get a glimpse of what everyone else was upto. Mum was preparing breakfast and father was arranging the snacks that we would distribute to the people who would come to our house that day. My sisters and I started our own preparations. We oiled our hairs and organised the packets of colours. Mom called us to get our tummy’s full as we were to move ourselves out of the house for the whole day. We then poured the dry colours on…

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    Burning Trails

    During my college days, one of our professors arranged an exposure tour of our class to nearby Pine jungles. We were overjoyed as we didn’t have to study that day. Excitedly we all gathered up in our college bus, which within no time landed near our destination, the Pine Jungle. The Professor took us on a small hike through the hill to the stand. That was our very first excursion into the forest and being a forestry student each one of us was filled with enthusiasm and curiosity to observe everything and learn whatever our teacher wanted us to catch upon. So, through a narrow trail we entered the jungle.…

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    Mission Infinity

      ‘Sometimes while sitting in a void all alone I feel like I am not of this world or any zone Why I’m here I have to find out soon But how? And nobody’s helping the ugly moon I am confident of his presence all around But need to explore the proofs in the ground The soul is searching everywhere so deep But couldn’t find a space even to weep’ Prakriti Singh (2006) The space is so deep, dark and a mysterious world. Being an earthy thing, we can only observe it as a wide blanket of darkness spread all over our heads touching the ground from every corner. Tiny…

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    The Woman Next Door

    I was happy that day as I met with some of my close friends from school. They came to meet me in my college. I entoured them through the college and showed them everything and every place that was worth watching. We discussed so many things about our lives, the people around us and the old memories that we spent together. The whole day we roamed and ate a lot. In the evening they decided to head back to the main city to board a bus from there to their final destinations. I wanted to spend few more moments with them so I accompanied them to the city from my…