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  • The Story of a Girl and Snakes!
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    The Story of a Girl and… Snakes!

    It slowly crawled down the wall and climbed up on her bed. She knew it was coming for her, but she was unable to move. She felt no sensation of her body. Her eyes stared at that venomous split tongue of the snake making its way towards her. As it crawled on her naked leg, she felt the cold wet skin of the snake. The darkness in the room was replaced by ‘hiss’ &  her ‘heart beat’ thumping her chest. She felt paralyzed as her focus was fixed on that snake. Not realizing that there was another one crawling up from the side of her bed. She felt cold sweat trickling…

  • You are beautiful - a story of love and loss
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    You are beautiful – a story of love and loss

    The bus came to a halt suddenly, jerking me awake. It’s always hard to wake up while having an unexpected nap on a hot sunny afternoon. “Jodhpur aagaya madamji”, said the conductor, whom I had befriended. “Hi. I am Sapna. Yes my name means dreams and to be true that is all I have got to have also. Just dreams I mean, nothing ahead of that.” The conductor repeated again “Madamji, aapka stop” and I had to get down, though all I wanted to do was go back to sleep. Then it hit me, sending a chill down my spine. I was awake, more than awake. Getting down, I pulled…

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    REALITY IS CRUEL – a story that is…

    “It’s FRIDAY!!! STORY DAY!!” shouted the kids, as they lined up for breakfast. It had been a month since, I had left corporate life and joined an NGO group which helped Orphan houses. Kids here loved Fridays as it was just stories and no studies. This was my favorite day as well. I didn’t have to put extra effort to maintain discipline around and I loved Stories:-). Kids would be on their best behavior, if not they would not get to hear the story. Some authors and inspirational speakers would come and tell stories to the kids and interact with them. And today, it was ‘Ram Shastri’. Kids loved him but for…