Category: Soul Tales

Thoughts Of A Sentient Being

The Shiva temple where I live, has been in a state of disrepair since last few decades, but continues to draw devotees. It was built many centuries ago by a Muslim prince for his favourite nanny, who happened to be a Hindu and an… Continue Reading “Thoughts Of A Sentient Being”

The Dragon’s Tail

Uttarakhand is a state in North India, known for its scenic beauty and the great Himalayas. A large segment of the state comprises of coniferous forests, meadows and valleys. A small section of the subtropical pine forests, have been known, since time immemorial, to… Continue Reading “The Dragon’s Tail”

Garden Of A Thousand Lotuses: A Fairy Tale

The Garden Of A Thousand Lotuses was once the playground of a prince and his consort. Today the place lies derelict and abandoned, but Chinima and her friends found it the perfect hideout to escape for a few hours in the afternoon, on their… Continue Reading “Garden Of A Thousand Lotuses: A Fairy Tale”

Quiet Flows the Invisible River …

They were three sisters – the Pure One, the Wise One and the Beauteous One. For thousands of years, they have lived in their essence of playfulness. Each representing a river, flowing never too far from each other. Their play determined the destinies of… Continue Reading “Quiet Flows the Invisible River …”

Soul Tales: Magical Fables

My very first ebook in the Soul Tales series, Magical Fables, is now published.  A collection of short tales – the story of an unusual saint in a desert fortress … the lost legend of a silent tribe … an encounter with a forest deity… Continue Reading “Soul Tales: Magical Fables”

Golden Antlers: A Christmas Story

Golden Antlers: A Christmas Story

The Love Beyond

History has time and again indicated that stories of true love have seldom had a happy ending. Tales of star-crossed lovers have captivated our hearts and been immortalised across all cultures. The story of Shireen and Abdul from the beautiful valley of Kashmir in… Continue Reading “The Love Beyond”

Song of the Storm

Shain lived in a picturesque little village in the backwaters of Kerala, in India. Her father owned and operated three houseboats for tourists, and was considered the most prosperous man in the village. She was the only daughter to her parents and the family… Continue Reading “Song of the Storm”

The One Witness

They were walking along the shade of Ashoka and Pilu trees, near the banks of Yamuna river. The seven maidens of Braj were in a hurry. They were carrying water from the river for a sacred ceremony at the village headman’s house, where they… Continue Reading “The One Witness”

The Essence of Infinity

The trekkers had never ventured to this part of the hills before. The group of 16 were in their early 20s, all final year students of an engineering college in Bhopal. In the next three months they would all go their separate ways and… Continue Reading “The Essence of Infinity”