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A tragic End..

Come; listen to a tale of a tragic end
With no true witness
No one to pray for the departed
And no remains of the mistress.


A grey towered castle against grey slab rocks
Stood in an abandoned island,amidst the sea.
Neither fauna, nor village folks
Did dare explore the island, so strange and eerie.


But the glittering sea concealed tales untold
The castle walls bore witness to the unknown history
The solitary call for liberation; yet so bold
And the surrounding held an air of great mystery.


The remote place had a world of its own
The walls were bars for someone beautiful
With withered fate, and scathed fortune
As no mortal did respond to her desperate call.


Grown immune at last had she, to prison life
Its pains; away from the essence of the world
Had stopped every hope, strife
A hapless victim, as they called.


Yet one day the magnificent bells tolled
Announced of freedom, unrestricted mortality
But no one came, no voice called
No Rapunzel is she nor sleeping beauty.


Twenty years passed

My Last Trip Before Lockdown

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When Covid19 had just put its foot in the country with only 3 cases in Kerala, we had our Ooty trip planned. All tickets and bookings were done since the new year. With just three days in hand, four of us travelled from Mumbai, Pune and Bhubaneswar, to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru, to join a few others staying in the city. And the excitement to finally meet one another after 6 months of that trip to Pune, the Lohagard Trek- we were kids excitedly clicking selfies in our face masks, hurriedly putting a quick dab of sanitizer before hugging one another.


Next day early morning we were to start for Ooty. Sleepy heads, gulping a bowl each of muesli, we started onward journey to Bandipur National Park. Devouring uttapams, dosas and piping hot cups of coffee for breakfast at a restaurant by the highway, chit chats were full on, as was the music and dance in the 12-seater vehicle. Funny anecdotes had us laughing our hearts out, gossips were such a thrill and cooking recipe exch…

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