Discerning #CarrotRanch

“Tock, tock, tock, tock,” repeated knocks on my window pane brought my focus back from the e-mails I was checking on my phone, as I waited at the long traffic signal under an overpass. “Give me some money,” a young girl with a baby  pleaded, “I have not eaten all day.” Her face forced me... Continue Reading →

Bull’s Eye #CarrotRanch

“if you want Draupadi’s hand in marriage,” Arjuna was told, “ hit the fish eye, on the other side of circling wheel, all by looking at its reflection in water.”  “do you see wheel, and eye of the fish, mighty Arjuna?”  “Yes master, I do,”  “Pierce the eye, now!”  Of all assembled royalties from all over... Continue Reading →

Princess and Pauper #CarrotRanch

Princess Pihu had five maids taking care of her every needs. Laborer Ramu had to take care of needs of his family. Pihu had never done any work, Ramu had not done anything but work.  Watching Ramu’s sweat soaked body, chiselled by hard labor would evoke unexplored feelings in Pihu.  Land lord’s daughter has fallen... Continue Reading →

Visitor #CarrotRanch

Six months before, one night I woke up from my intermittent sleep. Something ran over my body. There he was eating my leftover meal. We have gotten used to each other.  He stares at me curiously. Sitting on his hind quarter he wipes his face and his moustache. I think he prepares himself for the... Continue Reading →

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