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The Story Of An Untold Paradise Kandarpur: Summers - Go Fish !

    The temperatures were rising, maybe a 100 to a 120 fahrenheit, the expression across the state of Odisha was that, "It's Hot !", while somewhere around 11.8 miles from Cuttack, things were looking otherwise for this one house out of 150 other houses. The reason wasn't good food, or great air conditioner, nor great entertainment gadgets, the reason was the experience of a lifetime.    For my Ajja ( Mom's father), what made him chirpier than usual were his kids and grand kids around his ranch during summer, the ranch, that he had built as a dream, thinking that some day in future, all his kids will stay there and would have enough room for additional innovations, if necessary. ( The things parents do for love..)   My Ajja was always an early riser since the days of his engineering education tenure, to when he joined the Indian Railways and served as a lead engineer for around 40-50 years of his entire career. (Respect to that level of dedication) To be honest, y


A mark at the corner..
Words from a loner.
An imaginary kiss from a goner..
Glimpses of childhood.
A sketch on the stone wall..
Gripping you from a steady fall.
The broken call..
A known voice seeps in.
Wounded knee oozing pain..
The running past a haunted lane.
The warmth the ease..
A jumping trail and crowd galore.
A pat the spat..
A never ending look at that.
With life turning flat.
Mad yet glad..
At the ways we had.
Marks light up..
Carving pathways.
To keep walking until..
those marks stay buried..
Deep inside our souls.


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