Thursday, October 1, 2015

Her - 4 : Blots of mind

The dim lit crammed bedroom scared her. Though the incense stick lit in the corner seemed to fill the room with its fresh scent, it couldn’t conceal the smell of fresh cow dung coated on the mud walls. She sat silently on the bed, her head dug into her knees. The only source of light was the moonlight that paved its way through the irregularly thatched roof.  Her heart beat  aloud in sync with the cricket chirping  outside. Had she tried to convince her baba once, she could have at least had a chance of avoiding an early marriage. The new house, soon to be her permanent abode seemed no less than a dungeon.  She heard the wooden door drag on the mud floor. She could feel his presence in the room.  As he approached her towards the bed, she pulled her legs closer to her belly. A strange fear consumed her.

He lifted her chin with his left hand and looked into the anxious eyes that exhibited her dissent.

“Go to sleep”, he commanded as he moved out of the room with the blankets.


Eight decades later, she admired her grandchild dressing up for school. 

She helped her fit the hairband on the tiny head. As she saw the little girl foot dragging, it reminded her of the seven year old  her who silently surrendered to the fate when she was married to a man, twenty years older than her.

Read the other posts in the HER series here : 

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Happy Five to you! :)

TaTada,,  Five years of togetherness! You and me ! 

You are the best decision I have ever made in my life . You have been the best companion I  ever met. In my days of joy and sorrow, alike, you have supported me. 

You have been with me during those sleepless nights  of molding stories, 

You have faced my writer’s block ,The reader’s  view and  The coder’s  experiments ! 

You have gifted me the best friendships I would ever Cherish, My first story in print ,  , And thank you for that special smile you get me Whenever I go through your pages!

Happy Fifth Birthday My dear Blog! I love you  

Five years ago, out of vacation boredom, I started writing this blog! With a couple of writing Ideas and a funny blog title , this was born. 

Five years from that day, I have wished many times I blogged frequently. 

Blogging is not easy. It starts out of pure excitement, but its terrible when you experience the ignorance towards blog dilemma.. I have utmost respect to the ones who can blog regularly!

I am hesitant to call myself a blogger, since I am the one who writes on any day , very less frequently .

I know 69550 page views and 90 published blog post aint that big an achievement for a fiver year old blog! 

Given that I write only when the writer bug  bites me

I have always wanted to do this thank you speech: P And today am gifting myself one such chance.

I am extremely thankful to all my readers for taking that little effort to read through the entire post and the ones with the extra effort to subscribe and comment on the blog! That really inspires me.
Thanks to google for bringing me those readers and thanks to the blog title ‘Madrasi ’ for bringing me the most number of page views .

And Thanks to Blogadda and Indiblogger for giving me reasons to blog at certain times.

And am Thankful to you my blog for letting me know there are more like minded species on earth.

 And you stand a special place in my heart.

And you! And you

And You!.. Thanks for this. 

Thanks to the Westerlies  and the Bloggywood public for being a wonderful gang :) 

Thank you Sir for your constant feed back ,, And thanks SG for the first ever comment on my blog   Thanks to all the regular commentors on my blog , especially the ones who went beyond  'nice ' and  provided the best feedback for my writing.

Thank you blogger for giving us more options than the classic design template! 

Thank you Papa for regularly recharging the internet pack and Thank you Amma for reminding him

And thank YOU  for reading this big dramatic thank you speech  

And Finally 

Happy Five to you Mumbai Madrasi :)