Safe playing

What do you choose –

The certainty of routine?

Or the lure of the unknown?

To and fro,

Back and forth,

To break free,

Or to play it safe,

To do the right thing,

Or be a-wandering.

Food Archives 

As I enter the narrow seating area, I choose a table with a cozy corner all to myself. I look up to the familiar thaatha and order my regular—chicken biryani. I wait in eager anticipation as I prepare myself to take in the ever-familiar aroma of the crisp, deep-fried chicken and the fragrant basmati. Soon enough, my order arrives and I jump up in wild excitement, inside my mind. I make sure my sleeve fold is firm as I look at it the way a child would look at an ice-cream cone.