Category: Soul Tales

Golden Antlers: A Christmas Story

The holiday season had just begun. The little village was lit up like a fairytale garden. Colourful fairy lights sparkled magically on the trees and the row of quaint wooden houses. The first snow of the season had started falling a few days ago,… Continue Reading “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”

The Long Wait

What you seek is seeking you – Rumi It has been seven long days since the group of monks have been walking. Just pausing on the way at few villages enroute, for food. Their leader, the Master, had been silent for almost two days,… Continue Reading “The Long Wait”

The Forest Deity

Shom and Rajam were brothers, sons of the chief in a little tribal village in southern India. Their tribe of Ahamors, like most indigenous communities, laid a strong focus on their identity. A distinctive feature of their tribe was, decoration of their faces and… Continue Reading “The Forest Deity”

Back from the Brink

Rasbihari waited in a dark area by the riverside. It was Diwali festival night, and like the rest of city, the flight of steps leading down to Ganga river were lit up by thousands of lamps, making the atmosphere surreal and magical. One of… Continue Reading “Back from the Brink”

A Ganga River Tale

They had been seeing her since the last many months. The little girl would appear unexpectedly on the banks of the river Ganga, which was a favourite play area for many children in the small pilgrim town. She would play with them happily for… Continue Reading “A Ganga River Tale”

The Magical Search

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper – W. B. Yeats The ship had not approached land for almost 25 days, and the sight of the island raised the hopes of the sailors and Captain Barnos… Continue Reading “The Magical Search”