GOL -(7) Wives and Daughters

She was coming out of the treasurer’s office when someone called her from behind. ‘Ms.Gupta…Lavanya...’ She turned to find a guy running to her. ‘Ma’am,’ he added as an afterthought as he caught up to her. ‘Prashant! You here? Aap log ki classes toh…’ He was one of the M.Phil students and was writing a…

GOL – (6) The Butterfly Counts Moments…

‘’Mausam mastana, rasta anjana Mausam mastana, rasta anjana Jane kab kis mod pe ho jaye koi afsana aiaiya ya ai ai ya lalal lala lala….’’ The old but still working radio of Madhumati crooned as it sat on the jute rope cot right next to its owner who was at the moment flipping the pages…

GOL – (5) Lock Your Wish

‘How was the meeting?’ ‘Meeting was okay.’ ‘And Sheetal?’ ‘Sheetal...she’s okay too... I think.’ ‘Okay enough for you to marry her.’ ‘No’ She waited for him to elaborate but when he didn’t, ‘Chote?’ She nudged. ‘Ah well Di, she’s beautiful. Very in fact. She knows how to dress well. But her personality is lacking.Thirty minutes…

GOL- (4) Bhakoot Dosha

‘Arre Khushiii, such a good looking guy he was. But afsos…’ Madhumati sighed heavily before continuing, ‘You should’ve seen the guy. Tall, lean and handsome just like that hero of yours’ ‘Salman Kahan, kya Buaji?’ Khushi asked, popping roasted grams into her mouth. She was back from her office and was on a video call…

GOL – (3)Air Force Mein Ladka

‘LESBIAN?Seriously? You are asking me if I am a lesbian?’ ‘Sshh… speak slowly lest your uncle hears you.’ ‘Yes, Lavanya, you know how your Mamaji is. You will go to your college while we will be left to explain the intricacies and sensitivities associated with the word.’ ‘And you talk as if you know everything…

GOL – (2) Itna Toh Chalta Hai

‘But Shashi ji, all my boys wanted to have was fun. Shadi- vyah mein itna toh chalta hai na. It happens. Your daughter overreacted.’ ‘Nahi Chalta hai, Bhaisahab. Your son’s friends dragged my daughter to the dance floor against her wishes. Despite her protests, they continued to force her to dance. One of them even…

Garden Of Love (1) Of Apmans and Bezzatis

‘Hath chor,’ she hisses menacingly.  ‘Arre Bhabhiii, aao toh sahi. Ek dance toh karo hamare sath…’ The man is dressed in a blue coat and pants that look like they were borrowed from a person four sizes bigger than him. His eyes are bloodshot and all that heady deodorant can’t mask the cheap liquor smell…

Garden Of Love

The story follows and centers on the journey of the Gupta family as they search for a ''suitable boy'' for their eldest daughter.  Very Vikram Seth-esque? Not really.  Join the Gupta daughters as they wade through unwanted alliances, unsuitable suitors in a story full of desi proverbs, Sanskrit shlokas, Korean drama and Hindi novel references,…

The End

Hellooo my Readers, the first drabble series has come to an end. If you missed it, it was called This Tender Heart. It was supposed to be about a single father, his daughter and a woman who comes into their lives. However, it became a story of two friends one of whom is a single…

Drabble Twenty Five – This Tender Heart

Hina and Aadil are getting engaged. An ectstatic Aamna is hopping from one corner to another. Due to the Covid situation, there are a very few guests invited. Anjum and Tasleem, Hina's mother are one of them. Fahad and Shayla are happy but the happiest is Aadil. He cannot stop smiling. 'Aadil, my best friend…