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Voodoo Cricket

Voodoo Cricket
Our group decided to watch India-Pakistan T20 match together at one of our friends house. But it was a working day, it was impossible to get a leave in March as there was financial year ending work load. It was also difficult to miss that match. It's the India - Pakistan clash and not any ordinary match. We were five friends in that group including Rohan whose presence at match viewing place was in doubt from the very first day we made this plan as the quota of his yearly allotted vacations was over. He gave us assurance for his arrival but we didn't have any hope of his coming.

I didn't face any problem being self-employed but all others came with the help of excuses.We were ready to watch match with switched off phones,Pepsi and many eatables when door bell rang. We were surprised to see Rohan and watched the match together after which he told his superb excuse. Since his boss was superstitious he made a doll with old clothes and Cotton similar to voodoo …

Zephyr

Zephyr


Read the first part here : Yearning
Zeal to live from his life was gone which soon send him to hospital bed. The condition of government hospital in his area was so pathetic that his death was evident. He was also prepared for his death, he cleared all dues of various people in his village including his servant whom he advised to leave but he refused owing to his beneficence and treating it as his duty to serve him. 
His condition became bad to worse. His physical food intake stopped and he became unconscious with weakness. Later he transferred to another hospital where he started improving. After seven days he came in a position to open his eyes properly. He surprised to see himself in a private room of a different hospital. His servant was sitting beside him. He ran outside in excitement to see Rajan in senses. A young man in mid-twenties entered with Rajan's servant. Rajan didn't recognize him at first glance but as he came closer a proud smile enveloped his face.
Th…

Yearning

Yearning
Yearning for his old days when he was a teacher in high school he called his servant to give him the photo album. Thirty years of his life were spent with students from all categories of society. However he never discriminated among them and treated them as his own sons and daughters. He don't have his own children which attached him more to them. He didn't feel that void of not having children in  their company. His wife Asha was also very fond of them. She enjoyed when they came home to discuss their problems whether academic or personal. She prepared food for them and remained concerned for their problems. 
But things changed after his retirement five years ago. Initially some old students used to visit them but as they got busy with work or higher studies their visits also stopped. Asha for the first time in her life felt emptiness which deteriorated her health resulted in her untimely death. Her death shattered Rajan, he leaved that house and settled in his villa…

Xylographer

Xylographer ( wood artist - A Drabble ) 
Xylographer presented his most appreciated creation to the king the engraved wooden life size structure of the demised queen. King's eyes filled with tears, it was truly a masterpiece appearing as if queen was standing alive in this wood. 
" What do you want xylographer ? "
 Being aware of the fate of Taj Mahal's artisans (their hands were cut ) he destroyed that structure and told the king that he wanted to build it again while living in the palace with his family. He was arrested with his family. Forced to make that structure again in prison. He was executed after its completion.

Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is X and it's UBC DAY 28.

Criminals Not To Be Part Of 16th Lok Sabha

Criminals Not To Be Part Of 16th Lok Sabha

May 17th 2014: New Delhi : When nation is witnessing a hung house as no party or coalition is heading towards a clean majority a good news is coming from behalf of Election Commission (EC) and Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) that all candidates with criminal records have lost their elections. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath labelling it as the victory of democracy said," EC's team efforts for free and fair election has given us such results. I thank all Indian voters for this victory."
Responding to the news PM Manmohan Singh gave his government the credit for initiating electoral reforms by giving more powers to the EC and for providing an environment where guilty got punishment. BJP's PM post candidate Narender Modi told our reporter that he encouraged people during his public meetings to vote for the honest and decent candidates. AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal mocked his response and said ," Modi Ji'…

World Temple

World Temple
"World Temple would be a place of worship for all." As teacher finished the lesson school bell rang and all students started leaving the class except Mridul. The idea of world temple where every religion would be equally worshiped struck him so strongly that he wanted to know more about this theory. He ran towards his teacher and inquired the details.
" See Mridul this chapter put forward this idea in sync with 'all world is a home concept'. Holy books of all religions would be kept there,there would be walls inscribed with stories and teachings of Islam,Hinduism,Christianity,Sikhism,Judaism,Buddhism,etc. All caste,culture,creed,color would be allowed in this temple. All world would be equal there as humans and not as Hindus or Muslims or Christian or anybody else." " Sir who will build this temple." His teacher's answer that he didn't know made Mridul more curious. He went home and told her mother about what he learnt in the …

Viscous Solution

Viscous Solution
Victory smile was spreading over his face after preparing that viscous solution which would change his fortune. He was researching for last five years about a liquid substance which would replace patrol. The solution prepared from plant extracts and other things would be a cheaper fuel. He filled the solution in an empty bottle to show it to his seniors scientists the next day in the laboratory. They would be surprised for his adept research single-handedly. 
He slept in satisfaction only to wake up with the sound of a fire alarm. Fierce fire caught his kitchen, his servant and his wife rushed outside from there towards the exit gate. He too followed them with his bottle. Before fire fighter could reach the spot whole house was under fire. At that point he noticed that he picked the wrong bottle." Where is my bottle." " Which bottle?" His wife asked. " A bottle containing a solution." She told that she had removed that edible oil's bo…

Unusual Demand

Unusual Demand - A 55-fiction
Unable to stop his ten years old son Rohit ,she called her husband to bring him from barber's shop. To her surprise they both returned bald from there. Rohit's unusual demand arose to support his friend suffering from cancer as he was teased by others for his baldness while Rohit's father supported his unusual son.
Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is and it's UBC DAY 24.

Turbulence

Turbulence
Travelling abroad was Rashmi's dream which came true when she won a travel package to Malaysia in a contest. He pressurized her husband Aakash for the trip as they spend little time together due to his work commitments. She thought that a foreign vacation would help to strengthen their relationship which was otherwise in a brittle state. His communication with her was limited to casual salutations only. She felt that he had something to say and that trip would provide an opportunity for him to lighten his heart.
He halfheartedly boarded the flight with her while she was in full confidence to heal their relationship. When the plane was in air she initiated the conversation in romantic manner while he remained quiet. Suddenly plane started shaking, oxygen marks came out hanging in front of them, pilot announced to tie seat belts. Children started crying, every passenger was in a state of fear. Many believed that the plain was going to crash.
Believing that his end was nea…

Cricket Crazy

Cricket Crazy
As I came to know about crazy cricket contest last year's incident came flashing into my mind. Tracking the match this year with starsports.com application's match centre feature is a cake walk. It shows most interesting thing about a particular match like interesting stats,missed moments,spectacular catches and so on. On the whole this app satisfies all your cricketing needs.



But that wasn't the case on 15th May 2013 i.e first birthday of my niece. Since it was her first birthday all relatives, neighbors and friends were invited but that day coincided with matches of my two favorite IPL teams,during day it was Kolkata's match ( I like KKR for ShahRukh connection) and at night it was Mumbai's match ( Mumbai for Sachin Tendulkar.) I knew it a day before that these matches would be missed. There was not a chance to see them at home and we have declared holiday for that day in our office and factory. I lost the hope to see them and remained busy with pr…

Six Word Memoirs - Studied Hard

Six Word Memoirs - Studied HardSet of six word story indicating two contrasting image of study in our country and also in many parts of the world:



1. Torn books. Dim light. Studied Hard.
2. Humongous buildings. AC classrooms. Class Bunked.



Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is and it's UBC DAY 22.

Run Away

Run Away
"Run away with me,happiness is waiting for you."  She trusted him and leaved her poverty-stricken village life for a better future in the big city. She had two younger sisters her success would benefit them also. Rajiv told him that even a servant in city earns more than a village collector, she was educated and could earn even more there. She loved him that's why went with him. But quite quietly he left her in a brothel for money. She jumped off from brothel's terrace and quite quietly the news of her death was also buried with her.  
Write Tribe's 100 Words on Saturday #12 : quite quietly.

Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is and it's UBC DAY 21.

The Pain Of Last Moghul

The Pain Of Last Moghul - Lagta nahin hai dil



लगता नहीं है.....................ना मिली कु-ए-यार में। 
This ghazal was written by the last mughal emperor of India Bahadur Shah Zafar when he was in exile by the Britishers in Rangoon now Yangoon in Burma. In this poem he has depicted the sigh of being away from his country and loved ones. He said that he don't love this deserted place(Burma where he was exiled in his last years) but he knows his helplessness and admits that it was his fate and no one gets everything what he or she desires in this mortal world.
He has stop desiring as pain has engulfed his whole heart. He then curse himself for this long life which remained futile being wasted in yearning and waiting. In a way he was saying that his weakness in ruling his land was responsible for his destiny. They (Britishers) killed all his sons and his wife and a daughter was also in exile in Burma. Being aware of the situation he was definite that his end was also near.He claimed him…

Quarter Past Twelve

Quarter Past Twelve


"Quality writing my boy, not just silly fictions. I want a real story with an amazing end." When I came out from my boss's office listening such discouraging words,I felt very low today morning. This was my third consecutive rejection in a week,one more rejection means that I should search a new job. I didn't waste time and started thinking about a new story but all ideas I had were similar to the previous ones and in no way they are near to reality. I went outside on the road and started walking which I usually do for a new idea. From busy road I came towards lonely streets where from a deserted dark corner I heard a voice calling my name. I walked towards there as he was saying that he had solution to my problems.
In that corner was standing a man with long black beard and dispersed hair covering most of his face except his big eyes,big red bulging eyes as if blood was flowing inside them. He was wearing a black attire and a garland of human sk…

Propaganda

Propaganda
Police force gathered for a short briefing on law and order situation at minister's office. "See what happened yesterday was not a good sign for me. Your force stopped killing of those people who killed few men of our religion." "But sir we have arrested the culprits. Killing every one on basis of religion is an act of inhumanity absolutely  unconstitutional and undemocratic. " Don't teach me democracy commissioner and remember that for next two days I will handle every thing close your eyes remove your phone connections and just stop listening complaints. Two days would be enough for our reactions on their actions. "
Minister informed his associates and party workers about next day's plans. They were ready with arms and ammunition to eradicate people of those religion with whom they were living in harmony for years. They started giving hate speeches to instigate common people so they could spread fire of hatred amongst them. But people …

One Day

One Day
One day changed everything for her. A day before she was free,independent and an earning child who was taking all responsibilities of her mother and in a day's time she was sitting silent in a room surrounded by some girls and women chatting about her marriage and her husband. Whole world has turned 360 degrees for her.New family,new home,new atmosphere,everyone around her was a stranger. After few minutes all left her alone in the room to wait for her husband.
She remembered arguments with her mother when she told her to marry. She was against this marriage because her brother was still studying and she didn't want any extra burden on him and her mother. But her mother denied her opposition as such a good match was rare ." He was educated,well settled,well behaved,what more do you want? Soon you will be overage then who will marry you?" " But what about you and Ashwin who will take care of you both and what about my job? You know that my salary runs thi…

New Home

New Home (A 55-Fiction)

"No they can't separate us."
" Darling! they are demolishing our home."She cried.
"Wherever we live together we will built a new home with love."
"But don't they know the importance of our homes for them."
" Perhaps they know more,they are humans." They flew leaving behind their nest to find a new home again.


Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is and it's UBC DAY 16.

Mine Forever - Diary Confessions - 6

Mine Forever - Diary Confessions - 6

"My love for Mohan started when I was a little girl the time when I didn't understand the real meaning of love. We used to play together and my favorite game was when he became husband and I became his wife. This was my dream actually this is my dream. All these years we shared everything with each other. When he went abroad for studies he called me daily. I too keep him updated of happenings here. Love was understood between us. We were close enough that words are not required to confirm our relationship.
Our parents talked many times about our marriage in front of us. We both liked those discussions,I used to shy away from their and he teased me for that making me upset and then amended his mistakes with hugs and kisses and ..... I waited for her return but he disappointed me. He returned with a girl and declared to his parents that he would marry her. It came as a shock to me. We talked almost everyday but he never told me about her. He…

Large Heart

Large Heart - A Drabble 
Larsen Villa was known to everyone as the home of elderly couple with large hearts as they gave shelter and food to the orphan and homeless children. It was known as an orphanage to the authorities where these twenty something children also get education. It was known as a heaven for children to villagers until two kids ran away from the Larsen Villa and told the horrible truth to the police. Old couple were showering this conditional love to abuse,molest and to sell them in cities as servants.They were absconding when police raided but all children were rescued.
Part of Write Tribe's 100 Words on Saturday 2014 #11 prompt:conditional love

Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge

Today's alphabet is and it's UBC DAY 14.

Six Word Memoirs - Strange Love

Six Word Memoirs - Strange Love A set of six word story,showing two contrasting tales of love.


1. Moth kills in fire. Strange Love.
2. Black Spider eats mate. Strange Love.
Part of Ultimate Blog Challenge. It's UBC Day - 13

Killers Of Faith

Killers Of Faith
Kabir believed in equality of every religion which was also the reason for changing his name. The word Kabir didn't tell his religion,caste or community as it belonged to a saint poet of 15th century India who was equally followed and appreciated by Hindus and Muslims of that time. He married Dhara who also believed in the same way this was the reason they came close and married against their families' wishes. They both visit each temple,sufi shrine,mosque,gurudwara and churches and giving alms to poor was their routine during those visits.
While visiting different places of different religion they noticed a beggar common to all these places. He was handicapped but during a long drive at night, they saw him walking with both feet. They were shocked and decided to caught him red handed next time they visit a temple or a mosque. They also informed police about this con-man. Next day when they visited a temple police accompanied them. Kabir snatched his crutch to…

Jungle Law

Jungle Law - Five Sentence Fiction
"Just kill or be killed."  He took his gun and went to kill the leader of opposition gang leader. This killing would make him the ultimate don of the underworld. But his opponent planned his encounter with the help of the police.  Survival of the fittest is the law of the jungle.
Taking part in A to Z challenge and Ultimate Blog Challenge
Today's alphabet is J and it's UBC DAY 11

I Love You

I Love You ( part three of Girlfriend ) Part 2 = Hostile

"I will die soon John", he said in a low voice. "I am alone in this world, what should I do with such a life. He started crying cursing himself to be the most unlucky person of the universe. "That means you don't value me. My love holds no importance to you." No but....", "What but Akshay you are ready to die for one who don't care about you but can't live for one who was standing with you in every good or bad. Your servant told me that you haven't eat anything from last night. " He fed him with his hands. John agreed to stay with him on his servant's advice. He took him to the doctor next morning who prescribed that he needs love more than any medicine. John met Twinkle for help but she wasn't ready for Akshay. In her life there wasn't any place for a looser, she said bluntly that she wanted to enjoy life to the fullest and not to waste it in loving someone. …

Hostile

Hostile - part 2 ofGirlfriend He approached her in little doubt but to his surprise she was open and frank with him. She told that she was coming to meet him if he would not have asked her for a date. They started meeting daily. They spend their most of time in each other's company. Akshay showed tremendous change in his behaviour. He started maintaining distance with other girls, for him she was the only one. Twinkle on the other hand was friendly with each boy she met. She didn't find it wrong to spend time with other boys. When not with Akshay she was with every guy who could bear her expenses and could support her lavish lifestyle. Love for her was a bookish thing being brought up by a single divorcee mother she found difficulty in trusting men. "Every man is a cheater. Men only use a girl then why shouldn't we use them first." These was her views for men. In a way she was the female stereotype of what Akshay used to be before meeting her. One day Akshay dec…

Festival Of India

Festival Of India
Festival of India perhaps is a confusing heading if writing about General Elections but this is actually a festival for democracy. It is the time to celebrate the uniqueness of a democratic system. It is the time to realise our power of vote. Those who believe what a one vote can do ask candidates who have lost a election by just few hundred votes. Your vote make you responsible for the happenings in the country and make you eligible to ask questions to your representatives if they don't perform their duties well.
The irony of the current election is that it talks about the issues of inflation being the most expensive election in the history of the country. The election battle before really going into the ground zero is being fought at newsrooms in TV studio debates,at social media platforms like face book,twitter,google+,etc. All these media platforms are taking away actual issues. No party is talking about any issues and the one man who have raised many issues…

Girlfriend

Girlfriend

Girls were always his weakness. Whole college knew his reputation but charm in his face,magic in his voice and confidence in his attitude made him wish of every girl in the college. Girls got attracted to him and fall in his love even being aware of that he changes girlfriends like clothes. He wanted a new girl by his side daily. It was also the fact that these girls who roam,dine,enjoy with him,receive gifts from him never care to love him,as he was using them for time pass,he was also the time pass for all these girls.
The void of true love was always there in Akshay's heart. His mother died at an early age and his father never bothered what he was doing in his life. His close friend John was his only support. He remained with him in all his good and bad times. He always told him that only true love could change him but Akshay believed that true love didn't exist. But as they say nobody plans love it just happens. Twinkle became that catalyst. At first sight of he…

Frozen

Frozen
For him it was a routine,she would be his twentieth prey. She was in an inebriated state. He set the camera and unclothed himself." Just do it man she is all yours now." He said to himself as he went to the bed to take off her cloth. Suddenly the door knocked. An unexpected visitor was waiting for him with the police. He was frozen to see him. He was her father,he slapped him and gave to police.
She signaled her father through a mobile app as she smell her intentions. Stay alert don't frozen in love blindly.
100 Words on Saturday 2014 #10at Write Tribe : An Unexpected Visitor
Wednesday Prompt 2014 #10 at Write Tribe: Just do It
Taking Part in A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blog Challenge.

Today's alphabet is and its UBC Day 7.

Nature's Friend

Nature's Friend

We all are part of nature as nature is part of us. In today's fast paced life when we are leaving in concrete jungles where we just see patches of greenery as decorative material ,title of my post is not justified. Nature's Friend? Are we? I think the most answers we will get for this question is no. The reasons are told many times and by many people. Rapid urbanization provide less opportunity to enjoy nature.Years ago when we city people have roots in our villages then we used to have chances to be in nature's lap during children's vacation . With latest trends that routine has also became a thing of the past. Now vacations are laden with homework and projects thus outings are limited to shopping at the mall or movie watching or a visit to amusement park. The true childhood had lost.
When my sisters' children visit our home,I found them indulged in video games or cartoons. My niece who haven't reached two also enjoys only television and m…

Exchanged Luck

Exchanged Luck
" Entrance of his office is difficult to cross but after that everything will be easy," Vinayak gave him five Rs 1000 note for this information. Vinayak was an investigative journalist who was planning for a sting operation on Urban Development Minister D.Rajan. An insider from his office gave each detail about minister. Vinayak and his team fixed everything,they planned to offer him money disguised as some builder to have the government land allotted for an amusement park to make their building. 
It was an open secret that Urban Development Minister Mr D. Rajan is corrupt. Trapping him in this sting was a definite explosive story which would grab attention of all prime time news viewers. Vinayak's team fixed a meeting with minister. Everything was going according to the plan,they passed the guards at the gate without hidden camera being caught by them.They started their conversation with D.Rajan to expose his covetous side to the public. But to their sur…

Damsel Of The Night

Damsel Of The Night - A 55 Fiction
Doctors told him that she gave her blood and remained their with him until they declared that he was fine. He only got a glimpse of her while she put his injured body into the car with help of some mute spectators.He now searches his angel, damsel of the night everywhere in the town.
Taking Part in A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Today's alphabet is and its UBC Day 4.

Change The Game

Change The Game
Cricket's position in today's India is beyond any challenge by any other game,thus cricketers also enjoyed the godly status whereas other games are neglected, forget about the international presence we don't have national presence and interest in these games. The players of other sports than cricket are not known faces of the country. Their earnings are almost negligible as compare to earnings of cricketers. They lived harsh life without any facilities by government. The dream of a sportsperson to be cheered by the crowd of their country also remained unfulfilled. The condition of women in such sports is more frightening. 


Women players in addition face social obligations. Even their families don't support them as girls are supposed to cover their body,they can't play in front of so many men,they are not allowed to go far away from the house alone and so on. The same is the case with Bhabani Munda and her Dooars XI of West Bengal. It's a women f…

Berserk

Berserk
"Boys and girls,we are going for a trip tomorrow," utterance of these words by their teacher brought excitement to the class and opportunity for David to express her love to Ana as this was their last year college. He felt her heart begin to heal from the pain of betrayal in her last relationship and she could be able to understand him. He was ready to express his feelings in the bus when it suddenly stopped and everything ended. Newspapers headlines next day read ,

' MAN WENT BERSERK WITH ARSENAL OF GUNS IN A COLLEGE BUS'
                              NO SURVIVORS, VALUABLES LOOTED.


Taking Part in A to Z Challenge and The Ultimate Blog Challenge.
Today's alphabet is B and its UBC Day 2.

Sharing this post on Write Tribe100 Words on Saturday 2014 #9

Amateur Writer

Amateur Writer
A childless couple in late forties decided to keep a Paying Guest. The location and atmosphere of their house suits the best to an amateur writer Pawan who came to their house. Mr and Mrs. Mehta who were living a lonely life found a good companion in them. He also likes to talk to them and spent a lot of time discussing various things. When Mr. Rahul was off to work he even help Anjali in cooking and other household works. In only few months his rapport with them became as if they knew each other for years.
Anjali was happy after almost twenty years when they lost hope to be parents again due to an accident. This accident was responsible for her miscarriage and to bring impotency in Rahul. Rahul knew how much void Anjali experienced all through these years ,people and relatives blamed her but she never spoke anything. Their adoption application was rejected several times after which they dropped the plan of adoption. But after seeing Anjali happy with Pawan,Rahul was pl…