Smells of the World

Early on the morning of 19th March we left for the airport. I was going to my brother’s place. We pass through many villages and towns which have small hotels (here we use the word hotel to mean eating place or restaurant).They were getting ready for the morning business. We could smell idlis, sambhar, dosa,… Continue reading Smells of the World

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #194 Worship&Goddess

“In their daily lives, People worship the Goddess With complete belief. For most, she is the Mother, Who will always be with them.” In my country the worship of Goddess Durga in her various forms is deep rooted. She is worshipped for her different characteristics. She is called Durga, Mahishamardhini, Umamaheshwari, Gowri, Sharadamba, Kamakshi and… Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #194 Worship&Goddess

Six Word Story

BEING JUDGEMENTAL IS BAD FOR HEALTH We meet all sorts of people in life. It is a fascinating experience. Here there is an old saying which says just as all fingers are not alike, in the same way no two persons are the same. Many accept others just as they are. But there are others… Continue reading Six Word Story

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #193 Chance&Equal

“A little brown bird Living near a big airport, Survival a chance. Equal to its task in life, Quietly searching for food.” Many years ago house sparrows were a part of our daily life. They used to fly in and out of houses. I remember them building their on top of a clock in my… Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #193 Chance&Equal


We celebrated Holi, the festival of colours, on the 2nd of this month. Students in our university town enjoyed themselves with exuberance. We saw many of them drenched in colours. From behind our home we heard music. It was gala time for them, but for us that music was noise. We thought it was unbearably… Continue reading Silence

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #192 Slim&Chance

“The bulbul couple Built their nest among the fronds Thought their eggs were safe. Survival was a slim chance When the pheasant crow found them.” (We have a dwarf variety of  areca tree in our garden. A few years ago a bulbul couple built a nest among the thick fronds. They thought their nest would… Continue reading RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #192 Slim&Chance