The Job- Part 1

-by Shwetank Verma I just sat there and watched him burn in front of me. I tried getting up to help him but he was out of reach. "I'm sorry John." was all he said to me before I watched my father breathe his last. I couldn’t bear it. No, it’s not possible, he can’t …

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Is It real?

-by Ashutosh Upadhye I love to hate fate In this state of disrespect I expect nothing but static in the Attic of my mind I find moments of clarity Sanctity in false hope That may be I won't mope around the sound Of every day mundane chores It's all such a bore This thing we …

रेवती

-आशुतोष उपाध्याय कोलकाता के St. Xavier कॉलेज की शुरुआती बैचेस में से एक; 1991 वाली बैच का गेट टूगेदर है आने वाले शनिवार को। “रेवती मैंने तुमसे कहा ना कि मैं नहीं जा रहा हूं, फिर क्यों तुम ज़िद पर अड़ी हो?” इस बार राकेश की आवाज़ में थोड़ी सख़्ती थी। “राकेश ऐसा नहीं चलेगा! मैं …

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), …