Festival of the Month: Come home Spurned Lovers

Every Valentine’s day I hear faint footfalls falling deep inside. I still remember that girl who mercilessly rejected my proposal as she took my softness to her as outright sympathy. She had reasons. The girl had a thick patch of grey hair that receded from her forehead, and that was too early for pre-degree students like us. She guided me out of my belief that mine was pure love. Every Valentine’s day, I hear weak footfalls falling deep inside. Of … Continue reading

Festival of the Month – Near Death Festival

What will do if you just had a close brush with death? 1)    Thank God that you are spared. 2)    Ignore the whole incident and move on. 3)    Live life with more passion realizing the value of it. 4)    Get into a coffin and with the help of your relatives and travel to the nearest religious place in a procession. Hey, that’s definitely not fun! Who would want to travel around in a coffin after such a narrow shave with … Continue reading

We Want You!

Rum Road Ravings invites you to jump into the bandwagon by sending us your stories.     Sorry, readers for the interruption. RRR doesn’t post its ‘Road’ piece today because it has an important announcement to make. We have some news for you. RRR invites our readers with a penchant for writing to mail us their stories (450 – 700 words)for our space – ‘Guest House.’ At the moment, we are looking for travel pieces, photo features(Where we need some … Continue reading

A Night On the Rocks

Every year in April, after the last customer leaves, the staff close down the business. But before they go home they make sure that the sprawling hotel that they have run during the winter season now flows quietly back to the nearby river in little streams. They will come back only in mid-November, six months after, to claim the hotel back from the water. Come to Lapland in Sweden, 200 kms north of the Arctic circle to spend a night … Continue reading