Is ‘Respect’ Diminishing?

In today’s age, have we stopped respecting people? I am picky, and I say that aloud. Other people are picky, but they don’t have the guts to admit it. But that’s beside the point. My point is that I don’t like loud voices and I talk about it. I have been working for nearly 14…

Happy Independence Day, India

Dear India, I wish you a happy birthday on your day of independence. Of course, you have been born for ages and seen the good times and the bad ones. I wish you prosperity, progress and independence in truest sense. Happy 72nd! Shabana Mukthar

Eid Celebrations

People asked me how I spent my Eid. I had a long answer but I simply answered. It was nice. We had a great time. Eid is just about waiting. For Eid-ul-Fitr, the wait begins on the evening of the 29th of Ramzan, waiting for the moon sighting. Then we wait for announcement from other…

Tealess tea

That’s the tea we get in our cafeteria. It looks like tea but doesn’t taste like it. I always use a tea bag, or two. I call it ‘tealess tea’. I am addicted to tea, you would say. Well, i need my tea in the morning, cuz I don’t sleep in the night and have…

Turning a year older

How do I feel? Ecstatic, for a change. For past few birthdays (seven to be precise), I don’t really feel anything. Well, maybe a little bit of sadness that I have not achieved as much as I had dreamt of. This year I feel different. I have finally started writing. I have finally gathered the…

A week in hell

The beginning: It starts on a Friday morning. I had one of those special nights when I just can’t sleep. I fell asleep when dawn was nearing. I slept through both the alarms and woke up by the call from transportation coordinator. He was asking me if I would be taking the second pickup. Got…