As usual, a big thanks to Sonya for holding the TLT challenge, to read the other entries and/or participate, click here

Here’s mine for the week

The pin drop silence was shattered by a gasp, followed immediately by frantic shushing. She smiled quietly at her book, her neighbour chuckling a little.

They imagined the awe-filled eyes sweeping over the library’s mosaiced ceiling, stopping with wide-eyed wonder on the intricately carved columns and shelves, much like them a few years ago.

Another smile, another chuckle, everyone looked on at the group slowly making their way in, starry eyed, fondly. The Freshmen were here.

©Sonali Mukherjee


My junior college (11th and 12th Grade are called Junior College in India), Mithibai, used to have a beautiful library, not ornate like the one in the picture, but a very modern looking one. I’m sure they’ve redecorated by now – what I’m talking about was back in 2010-2012.

The decor was entirely glass and the shelves and walls were a calm shade of cream. I used to love it there, it also had air conditioning, so that may have had something to do with it as well. The heat in Mumbai is sweltering at best.