A girl. A song. A moment.

Sometimes, hearing a song can kindle an emotion, a memory, or sometimes both. There’s this song that reminds me of a girl and what its like to fall in love for a brief moment. I remember that day. I was fifteen when I saw her. I saw her once, and never saw her again, even though we studied in the same school. It was a summer day. But, I really wish if it was raining when I saw her. It would’ve been more romantic. I stood in one of the corridors and was talking to my friends. The place was…

Me vs. The green stick

I studied in an English medium school. But, like every other English medium school, we all spoke in Tamil. We spoke in Tamil, we swore in Tamil. But, the teachers, as per the rules, spoke in English. But, we stuck to speaking in Tamil. The management had tried so hard to control the students and bring them the habit of speaking in English. They thought that the school atmosphere would look great if everyone spoke in English. They tried several methods, but nothing worked out. Then, one of the teachers (or the headmaster himself?) came up with this idea. They…

Deciphering a girl’s profile on Tinder: Mission impossible

Tinder is slowly picking up pace in India. For those who don’t know what is Tinder, it is a popular online matchmaking/dating app that lets you find singles in your area. Based on your location, you will be shown pictures of single men/women in your area and if you like them you swipe right and if you don’t you swipe left. If they also like you, then you get to chat inside the app. You can then decide to go on a date, or if you find the person boring, you break it off and move on to swiping the…

The hot idlis that gave me the chills

It was a fine morning in Bangalore. I woke up and looked around. I had slept for more than six hours. People usually say that you won’t get proper sleep when you’re in a new place. But, my system is an exception. When the clock hits half past ten, I doze off. No matter what happens. I was in Bangalore to visit my friend. It’s been a while since I visited Bangalore and I thought it would be a nice break from the usual routine. I looked into the adjacent room and I saw my friend waking up slowly. After…

It’s not a mistake when no one is looking

Yesterday I was out to meet a friend and I was driving my way back home. The sun was slowly settled behind the endless layers of concrete. The asphalt gave out all the absorbed heat and the evening breeze was doing its fair share in bringing things back to normal. I drove the bike over the Padi flyover and brought it to a halt near the Korattur signal where I have to take a right turn. The indicator was on, the gear was on neutral and I was struggling to breathe inside the helmet. A car was there next to…

An amateur love letter to the girl of my dreams

Okay! If you’re the girl of my dreams, then I am writing this for you. Even if you’re not the girl of my dreams. Read it! No harm. I am a beginner when it comes to writing a love letter. And, I blame our education system for it. When I was young, I was taught how to write leave letters, permission letters, apology letters (I guess that sums up my school life), etc. But, no one foresaw the difficulty every guy would face in his teens, or any time later in his life. If I had been given a proper…

My next ebook “The Extra Men” is available for download

When you’re trying to become a writer, you write so many things. Random and whatever comes to your mind. Sometimes, you delete them off, and sometimes you feel the work is bad and leave it as it is and will start working on other stuff. I’ve done one such thing in 2014.  It was a cold evening when I completed my novella. After writing the last line, I read it once again, and I thought the concept was too different and experimental. I was worried how about how much people will like it. I thought of deleting it. But, I…