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Hide & Steal

A math teacher took a bag of cookies out of her purse and asked a little boy, “If I give you two cookies, and then another two cookies, how many cookies will you have?”  “Five cookies,” he replied. She was surprised by his reply.  So, she used her fingers to help him count.  “Look, if I give you one, two—TWO cookies—and another one,(..)

Home is where the Laughter is
Nachle Din

Nachle Din

On a relieving note, my colleagues and I were spared the stress of(..)

The Last Walk

The Last Walk

Quest of Preciousness Nov 28, 6:00 pm, Rishikesh.  I watched the(..)

The Brave Coward

Once there lived a man who was always scared and would run away from everything he feared.  Tired of living a scared life, he went to a wise man for guidance, “Master, I have been a coward all my life.  Please teach me to be brave.” “Sure, but only on one condition,” Master replied.  “For one month, every stranger who crosses your path, tell(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 4

Co-authored by Nisha Advani & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 3

Co-authored by Roshan Varghese & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old,(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 2

Co-authored by Rohan Autee & Arun Nathani  An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Hamari Kahani – Version 1

Co-authored by Shamshu Hirani & Arun Nathani An IT professional while getting ready for work, gazed in the mirror and noticed a grey strand of hair.  “Age is catching up,” he reflected gloomily, “and I still haven’t found my life partner!”  His glance slid down to his old, faded(..)

Road Less Cycled

Once a man was riding a cycle and noticed another rider about half a mile ahead of him.  The man realized that the rider was traveling at a speed slightly lower than him, and decided to overtake the latter.  The man had about a mile to go on the road before taking his intended turn.  So, he started cycling faster and with every block inched closer to the(..)

Taare Zameen Par

Taare Zameen Par

Today is Cybage’s Silver Jubilee Anniversary.  It has been a(..)

Remember Me!

Remember Me!

COVID-19… “Remember, when I laid in despair in the(..)

The Rising Sunset

One day a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. On their desk was a question paper with the text facing down, as usual. The students turned the page to begin their test. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions, just a black dot in the centre of the page. The professor, on seeing the expression on(..)

I Am Not the Only One

I Am Not the Only One

A day in the COVID-19 life. I was out of shape. And so, about 15(..)

Duty in Despair

Once during a famine, a desperate man stepped out of his house to earn a living.  He came across a fruit farm.  Hungry, he decided to steal some fruits.  But, as he started plucking, the farmer came chasing after him with a stick.  The man ran into a nearby forest and climbed a tree to evade the farmer. From his vantage point, the man witnessed a(..)

Dil Chahta Hai!

Dil Chahta Hai!

Yeh dosti… The older we get, the difficult it becomes to make(..)

Box of Secrets

Box of Secrets

Your management team, what to do, they are rock stars. We are so(..)

A Juicy Tale

A Juicy Tale

A large farm in Goa was famous for its watermelons.  Every year, the(..)

Innocent Maturity

A little boy went into a grocery store and reached for a soda carton.  He, then, pulled it towards a payphone.  Back in the day cell phones had not invaded our lives as much as it has today—few places still had payphones.  The boy climbed onto the carton to reach the phone buttons and punched in the digits.  The store owner quietly observed and(..)

Victoria’s Treasure!
Lonesome on Top

Lonesome on Top

  Life at the top is lonely. Especially for those born with a(..)

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