Category: Soul Tales

The Blue Rose

The Blue Rose

Mother of Oceans

She emerged from the ocean and walked up the path that she had always taken. The playful penguins and sea lions lazing on the shore were watching her. They knew that she was coming, they always knew, and were excited by the energy she… Continue Reading “Mother of Oceans”

Music of the Heart

Sanora was the only daughter of Radhabjai, a much respected mystic minstrel, who roamed around with his followers in the villages and mofussil towns in Bengal, singing songs in praise of God. The girl was an exceptional singer who had great devotion in her… Continue Reading “Music of the Heart”

The Bridge Across

Dhania and Shanaja were sisters who were born two years apart. They were inseparable, more so as the younger one, Shanaja had the responsibility of taking care of her Dhania, who was a special child. They lived in their ancestral village with their parents,… Continue Reading “The Bridge Across”

The Sacred Grove

Rajanya was eight years old at that time when curiosity led her to walk into the patch of forest that people in her village regarded as the Sacred Grove. All children were forbidden to enter the grove, and nobody was allowed to bring back… Continue Reading “The Sacred Grove”

Balance of Nature

Mashaneja could hear the rumblings long before the people in her village knew that the volcano was about to erupt. It was always like that for her since she was a little child. Today the septuagenarian has forgotten how many times in her life… Continue Reading “Balance of Nature”

A Fair Exchange

The boatman waited patiently for his passengers to get on his little wooden boat – they were three – a young boy with a goat and a hen, which he had purchased from the weekly village bazaar. As soon as the boatman started peddling… Continue Reading “A Fair Exchange”

The Manifestation

Shontu lived in his dilapidated ancestral home in one of the labyrinthine bylanes of Varanasi. He was an idolmaker, a seventh generation one, and the fifth son of his father. While all his elder brothers had got into different professions, Shontu continued to carry… Continue Reading “The Manifestation”

The Healing

The ice plant has always been proud of its resilient existence. Its strength has been its almost indestructible nature which makes it grow in an inhospitable eco system, clinging to a boulder or rock surface. Planted with some care in a terraced rock garden,… Continue Reading “The Healing”

Spirit of the Forest

Gadiya always had a strange connect with the denizens of the forest – from the elephants to the caterpillars, they were all her friends and companions. Growing up in the elephant sanctuary, near the jungles, the little girl would spend the whole time with… Continue Reading “Spirit of the Forest”