Tag: life

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”

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 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”

Temple of Nature

The river meandered through an inlet, cordoning it into a secluded hidden area. The dense foliage converting the vicinity into a world of green, as sunlight streaked in through the leaves from the surrounding trees. The water was also an exotic fluid carpet dotted… Continue Reading “Temple of Nature”

A Tale of the Afterlife

The tribe of Yohans took great pride in their traditions as most indigenous communities do. They lived in an interior segment of North East India and preferred seclusion from the other hill tribes in the region. One of the reasons for this has been… Continue Reading “A Tale of the Afterlife”

Under the Peepal Tree

She sat there all day long, under the massive Peepal tree (sacred fig) next to a tributary of Gomti river. The children would go and sit around her, trying to catch her glance. She would smile at them sometimes and often make some signs.… Continue Reading “Under the Peepal Tree”

Eternal Play

The priest closed the doors that led to the inner sanctum of the temple, and went home. The silence of the night was only disturbed by the distant barking of street dogs. The temple, one of the most famous in southern India, was known… Continue Reading “Eternal Play”

The Hibiscus Garland

Praneja came from a family of priests, who took great pride in their vocation. Since five generations the eldest male member of her family had been the head priest of the temple sanctuary in the northern fringe of the forest near Rajgriha, the ancient… Continue Reading “The Hibiscus Garland”