Monday, 3 March 2014

Cherrapunji...........





*   Remember ever hearing an anecdote or a tale from a tourist guide
    during your visit to a place and the next moment wishing to write a
    story about it. I got inspired during my visit to Cherrapunji, some
    years back. The woman guide narrated so beautifully how a little
    known village, Sohra in Meghalaya got the famous name of
    Cherrapunji.

*   It inspired me so much that I penned down a short story by the
    same name.

*   So sit back and enjoy the tale..........

Cherrapunji


A jilted Akash was escaping from his recent troubled past. Kadambini, his fiancée of four years, had left him suddenly without giving any reason. She hadn’t bothered even to tell him in person. All she said was that she was marrying a NRI and moving with him to the States. He learnt about it through her email. Her decision had shattered him emotionally so much that for a moment he had contemplated of ending his life, but somehow he held back. The example of his parents, whose married life went through its daily doses of upheavals and he had been a witness to it for over a decade or so, ironically proved to be a source of inspiration. His mother, an ambitious woman, was a top ranking bureaucrat in the government while his father who too was a bureaucrat but his laid back attitude towards life had resulted in his stagnation. Nor that he cared much for the promotions anyway. He had a penchant for painting and during his childhood he had wanted to take it as a vocation but for his father. 

     (for full story go to short stories section, thanks).....................
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