This will leave you scratching your head

How far are you willing to go for love?

Whatever be your answer, it would be difficult to surpass what Sajitha had done for her love.

To live a life with her romantic partner-Rahman, Sajitha literally caged herself for a decade. She spent ten years of her life in a…


How did you do that, Mr. Holmes?

On a rainy day in London, I somehow huffed and puffed my way into 221 B Baker Street in London.

And there in a dimly lit room, next to a dying fireplace, sat the man known for his psychic-like deductions: Sherlock Holmes.


Hey Einstein, We are birds of same feather

John was a terrible Medium writer. But he didn’t lack imagination or command over the English language. What he sorely missed was consistency, patience and a handful of wisdom to see through his frailties.

So, John complained, complained, and complained more.

He sneered at the successful Medium articles and dubbed…


Bazzinga!

On a bright sunny day in Pasadena.

Leonard: You seem to be in a bright mood. What you doing there?

Sheldon: (Without taking his eyes off the computer) Oh, I have been working on this blogging platform called Medium. I am exfoliating its algorithmic brain.

Leonard: Blogging? You already have more than one medium to torture people…


The greatest lesson of my life

What are the odds of you not waking up tomorrow?

Scanty, but not zero.

But you have been waking up every day of your life until now; it doesn’t occur to you to weigh in on such faint chances. You will wake up. I extend that assurance to people close…


Wait for the twist

Sudarshanan Pillai’s modest house is in the middle of a rubber plantation in a South Indian village. Mr. Pillai’s nuclear family consists of his wife, son, and daughter-in-law.

On January 5th, 2021, the family heard a muffled cry from their backyard. …


And how Victorian morality changed it all

Sati was a practice in Hinduism where a widow jumped into her husband’s funeral pyre and killed herself. In 1829, thanks to reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the barbaric practice was abolished.

Can you imagine the plight of those women?

But guess what, roughly around the same period, in…


You won’t believe how big his family is

Was that you yesterday, who opened a bottle of beer and confided in your pal about the great responsibilities of running a family?

Well, if Ziona Chana was your friend, he would have probably laughed at your narration. …


Apparently the guy didn’t like his free car!

Dowry(noun): an amount of property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage.

According to India’s Dowry prohibition act enacted in 1961, gifting or receiving dowry is punishable. And yet, the custom of dowry flourishes unchecked, living under the name of ‘gifts’ to the groom.

It’s…


Or trip over it

So, you watched a motivational speech by this famous actor.

As you listened to his pumped-up oration in rapt attention, you felt an electric current charging your system. A secret voice whispered in your ears that you are destined for greatness. The watershed moment of your life had finally arrived.

Aravind Balakrishnan

Introvert or Shy? Not sure. Bibliophile or Cine-buff? Both. Nethead or Story-writer? Still dunno. All I know is I want to write to live and I live to write.

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