Jailed. Twenty years and two months.

Year 1997. At 2.56 GMT on the 24th of December, a one para news story by the BBC News tells us of a double murder in the Sinaw region of Oman. Along with five Pakistanis, three Indians were awaiting their trial the following week accused of the murder of an Omani watchman. The murder of…

When Godsy heard.

When I decide I must write after a break of eight long months, I write with excitement. I start off from where I last left, God’s little angel-Godsy.   “I have seen sadness. I have seen torture,I have seen desperation, I have seen weakness. But most of all I have seen hope.” The first time I…

Among chaos, there runs a silent angel.

Among her parents, grandparents, a little brother, toys, more broken toys, cluttered furniture, posters of gospels, vases of flowers, two aquariums,a cage of pigeons and a television set that relays cartoons, runs around a little angel oblivious to the sounds around her. She runs in her own tune and smiles the most beautiful smile I…

The tomorrow will come

I saw him for the first time today. Since I first heard about him, wrote about him, followed up closely about his progress and spoke to his wife, Its the first time today I saw him. His eyes have a slight tinge of blue, like sea water. I went really close to his bed. And…

The devastating fall.

Pa says Chandran Ban has been on ventilator since the last 45 days. I somehow cannot bring myself to come in terms with it.I have my reservations with ventilatory support, dire ignorance perhaps. More so, because of the trauma the patient goes through- to have life and not have enough life at the same time….

“I see my mother in each of them”

He was just four when his father left on the ship to some long forgotten land leaving him and six siblings all older to him to the care of his mother.Living in a joint family of over 100 members and aunts and uncles and cousins and more cousins and challenging daily bread times,his mother lived…