Mind Games

Reality isn’t what we see, but what we understand. In the past few years, I have had the opportunity to observe a lot of people, people belonging to various strata of the society. However, the one thing that has deeply embedded my mind is the fact that everybody is different and yet, everybody is the…

Metamorphosis!!!

Today, when I look back at the situation I was in a year ago, I smile to myself because I survived. Life has changed amazingly in the past calendar year. The journey has been overwhelming, a metamorphosis, from a girl into a woman.  Challenged with difficulties at every step, from a tiny hurdle to a…

Incidence no. 10

We were done with all the chores for the day and were headed to our respective rooms. It was around 10pm. Bidding goodnights, we just turned around, for no reason, to face the kitchen window… There she stood, Brown eyes, red lips and white flowing hair. She looked us in the eye and said, “Let…

Incidence no. 9

The Store Room Our new home has a store room which is locked and we have been instructed not to open it at any cost. As it is a rented apartment, we think it will be good if we listen to the owner. She says they are valuables stored in there. The Incidence One late…

Incidence no. 8

It is 3 a.m. on a December night… Scene 1 Nature calls. I wake up to go receive the call. All doors and windows in my house are shut and my roommate is asleep in her room. Halfway through my business, a door opens somewhere, slowly with an eerie sound. Scared. Do I move out…

Incidence no. 7

I was getting late for work. All hassled up, I go to my dresser. Searching for my comb, I bend down. When I straighten up again, what I see in the mirror is astounding. It is my own reflection, but it seems different somehow. Just as I am trying to figure out the difference, this…

Incidence no. 6

My door slowly opened, in the middle of the night. With silent footsteps she entered and looked at me. Her face was funny, much different than what I remember, Her eyes showed sorrow, her nose was crooked and now she stooped. Walking in sloppily, she laughed. Her hand raised towards me, she said, “I have…

Incidence no. 5

It was winter, I had to pee. 3 am. My bladder was blasting. I had to, had to go. So, I got up. The position of the restroom in my house is such that you could see my grandmother’s bed. Head to toe. And I have a bad habit of looking around. And so I…

Incidence no. 4

It had been just a year in the hostel. I was in my room with two other friends. All asleep. It was winter. The door was shut and the windows were closed. The fan was running at minimalistic speed. My bed was in the middle. I don’t know what time it was, but something surely…

Incidence no. 3

Hostel days are fun, till funny incidences happen. Me, and a friend of mine had rented an apartment during our internship programme. It had been ages since we had watched any horror movies. Scary stuff was not on my mind. My friend was working the night that day. I was in bed, ready to sleep….

Incidence no. 2

Again, it was a mid summer afternoon and I was travelling home from work. I was waiting at the railway station for my train to arrive. There was no one else with me to board the train. I got in my compartment and was looking for a place to sit. t was all empty, so I had…

Incidence no. 1

It was a mid summer afternoon, sunny, I clearly remember. I was sitting in my room, studying, for my exams were nearing. As I prefer studying in natural light, I had opened up the windows. Also, I kept the door open, ventilation was needed. It was a complete dry spell. No wind at all, not a…