Client or a Murderer

Client or a Murderer

SCHOOL bell rang and all children came out in the ground. Aakash was having his sixth cigarette today. Though he had started smoking at the age of five with one cigarette occasionally and enhanced his intake to dozen cigarettes a day at the tender age of eleven. He didn’t want his six year old brother Karan to know about his smoking habit. He was sitting on bench when he saw Karan approaching him. He threw half finished cigarette behind the bench. “Please give me a cigarette.” “You are very young…

You have to decide-2

You have to decide-2

Bhanu was the security guard in Sun Basking Apartments who didn’t listen to the horn of SUV. The horn honked for the fourth time and Bhanu came running to open the gate. The SUV came inside and Mr. Bhaskar came out and scolded Bhanu. “Where the hell you were? I have been waiting for 5 minutes and the gate was not opened.” The guard was coughing and had fruits in his hands. Bhaskar shrieked, “Whose fruits are these? You have been doing these things instead of attending at the gate.”…

Peepal tree with Ghost in Dwarka Sector 9

Peepal tree with Ghost in Dwarka Sector 9

The desolate road next to Dwarka Sector 9 Metro Station leads to a popular haunted Peepal tree where dim light gives it a spooky look. My friend and I were on car and tried to get around that tree at around 9.00 in the night where 2 dogs around the tree were barking. As we approached the tree the traffic decreased and in about 2 minutes we were the only one in the dark with very dim light and dogs barking. People say that whenever these dogs bark something would…

New material regenerates tooth enamel

New material regenerates tooth enamel

Tooth enamel, located on outer side of our teeth, is the hardest tissue on the body that protects us for a very large part of lifetime. However unlike other tissues of the body, tooth enamel once lost cannot be regenerated causing pain and tooth loss. These problems affects >50% of world population. Scientists have developed a material with remarkable precision that look and behave like dental enamel. The mineralization platform opens up opportunities to treat and regenerate dental tissues as per Sherif Elsharkawy from Queen Mary University in the UK….

Station lost in wild dream!

Station lost in wild dream!

Smile crosses my face whenever I think about it! I reached Ghorapur in about 4 hours as roads are bumpy in some places. Otherwise Delhi to Ghorapur generally takes not more than 3 hours. We all wanted to see our family friend as we had not met for last 4 years. We rested for some time and had good breakfast. I checked my mobile. The call was from Dev, one of my best friends. He was influential and had strong contacts. I had not informed him about my visit as…

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Last and final Part3

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Last and final Part3

We were about half way from Gaurmukh. It was evening and rather dark. It was a small town. We enquired mode of transport for Gaurmukh. There was none. We went to the ticket counter. This time we asked very politely if there was any train scheduled now for Gaurmukh. Yes, the train was scheduled in next half an hour. But the seat was not available. We had to go for Tatkal booking. The ticket was for Rs 800 each. We could not afford it since the wallet was stolen that…

Dead Cat digging into the plant

Dead Cat digging into the plant

I woke up at 8.00 in the morning and saw my father panting in the drawing room. He called all family members and said, “I am going to tell you something. Please listen carefully.” We all were surprised as generally father does not come panting inside drawing room. He is very old and goes to his room immediately after watering plants even if it for 10 minutes. He said, “I went near one of the plants kept outside and saw cat paws in the soil. I dug the soil in…

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part2

Taking Kailash’s ashes to Kailash-Part2

Visit http://www.abhirajgupta.in/taking-kailashs-ashes-to-kailash-part1.html for Part-1   We met in the evening at 5. Piyush asked me, “Why don’t we steal ashes that must have been kept in the Urn. Otherwise ashes will be taken to Haridwar the next day”. I did not like the idea. I asked what would happen if we were caught stealing the urn. We would be ashamed in front of everyone- our parents, relatives, our neighbours. I just could not digest this idea. Now Piyush started. Obviously he was angry. One of his best friends was not present…

You have to decide-1

You have to decide-1

Prabhu Dayal, the sweeper was smoking in the hospital store room. Suddenly Sheetal, the nurse came into the room and was annoyed to see him smoking. He was frightened to see her. Sheetal said, “Prabhu I am going to report this to higher authorities. You repeatedly make mistakes and there is no choice.” Sorry madam, I will not do this again. But Sheetal was adamant. Prabhu cried and took out Rs 100 note and handed it to Sheetal. Sheetal saw him for few seconds and then left the room. As…

Sculptor shuts himself inside a rock

Sculptor shuts himself inside a rock

Last year, French sculptor Abraham Poincheval, 44, had shut himself inside a rock carving for a week at a Paris museum. This is among his many acts of isolation. In his latest act of isolation he climbed into a sculpture of a prehistoric lion man at Aurignac, France where he survived on 20 liters of water along with dried fruit and meat. As per Abraham, these acts allow people to directly interact with him. Earlier he lived in a plastic bottle as it travelled along the Rhone River. For 2…