The Forgotten Choice

-by Teena Roy "Daddy when I grow up, don’t marry me off with dowry", I told him one day. He didn’t say anything. I hadn’t given much thought about it before but when I heard my mother speaking of my cousin’s wedding and the arrangements for money for the same, I felt an intense dislike …

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धुंधला गंतव्य

-नयन सेठिया, अंतिम वर्ष(ईसीई), एस.जी.एस.आई.टी.एस इंदौर थोड़ा भीगा सा है, थोड़ा धवल सा है, धुंध से अलंकृत यह संसार, जहाँ मैं भी बावरा बन, मनमौजी सा, कोहरे से सने उस गंतव्य की ओर, बस यों बढ़ता ही चला गया। अनजान था रास्ता,अजनबी सा अरमान था, थोड़ा हिचका, थोड़ा झिझका, बढ़ा, फिर रुका, रुककर फिर बढ़ा, …

Her Midnight Sky

-by Gauri Shankar Prasad Soaring up high, in the midnight sky, calm and composed, she went on to fly with rage on her forehead and determination in her eyes. Happiness, love, compassion, her smile; she had left them all behind. Pain, sufferings, tears in her eyes; these, she had to leave to fly. In her …

Unconditional Love

-by Garima Katiyar, Undergraduate, Department of Information Technology, Jaypee University of Information Technology, Waknaghat, Solan She stared long and hard at the man in front of her. He was handsome, she thought. What bothered her, was the fact that she still found him attractive. He towered over her five feet eight, with dark hair and …

The Measure of Success

-by Harshvardhan Tiwari, Graduate student, Institute of Technology, Nirma University Albert Einstein famously quoted, “A life lived for a purpose is a meaningful life.” We often associate ourselves, and others around us, with the need to have a purpose (not talking about the stage of life at which we associate ourselves with (and what) purpose), …

Travel…

-by Abhishek Bishnoi I know you are low, you are depressed my dear, yes you have failed, somehow you got less than you expected, but now get up and cheer. I have a solution! Here it is "TRAVELLING!" No need to decide a destination, just travel, explore your surroundings, the way they are, the way …

Kajal

-by Anand Kumar Sharma 'Kajal’ comprises of galena (PbS), minimum (Pb3O4), amorphous carbon, magnetite (Fe3O4), and zincite (ZnO). "Why the hell am I thinking of chemical composition of kajal at this moment", I asked myself. I felt like this JEE preparation is making me dumb day by day, I thought sitting in the canteen. I …

Life

-by Ishan Gadgil LIFE There are two sides of a coin And life is just like a coin You toss around, you play with it And sure doesn't it repay you with The things which your deeds do certainly speak, But hey! never be too bold nor too meek Because it's a balance one must …

The Lake

-by Anagha M S I was standing near the  lake. There were a few peahens on the other side of the lake. They were wandering around. I felt like they were searching for something, maybe because I too was in pursuit of something. Lake is near my hostel. Through the window of my room I …