Behind the light


It was 21st May 2016 , International space station . I was along with my crew doing my usual activities. We were supposed to take a snapshot of weather around north . Hence we decided to maneuver the satellite towards north pole and  take snapshot.

“Kelly are you ready for the ride ? I asked my crew. With a smile on my face.

“Yeah why not you are always ready for this ride huh ! ”  Kelly Said . This maneuvering was nothing new for us.

“Huston! This is international space station maneuvering north pole , Copy!” . I passed on the instructions to confirm.

” ISS this is Huston copy that!” . That was the response.

Slowly and steadily we maneuvered towards north. It was one of the most beautiful sights i would love to watch from the space station.  As we maneuvered towards north pole , we began to view the natures most beautiful event . The Aurora Boralis.

Aurora Borealis as viewed from the International Space Station Expedition 6

I turned to Kelly and pointed towards Aurora Boralis.

“Beautiful isn’t it ?” Said Kelly.

I just held the moment captured few images. We were about to approach the North. As we started approaching, the lights of Aurora Boralis grew bigger. I did not panic as its natural for it to happen at times. As we approached further , the light almost blocked our view. We were not able to see anything.  I started maneuvering in a different direction but i was not able to find a path.

I checked the radio to communicate with space station in Florida and Texas, but it was of no use. The Radio was down. I was shaking for a moment. In spite of no gravity me and Kelly were shaking .  That was the moment when we thought our end is near. We did not dare to look out side. Though everything was stable, the space station was not moving , our radio was down and all we could see was the bright light outside.  Suddenly me and Kelly heard  a sound , the sound was more like a vibration.  I started making my assumption. I started thinking of some alien spaceship that would be approaching us.  Time and Again we did read and about the aliens being far ahead in technology than us. I thought the bright golden light outside was a sample of their high end technology.

“Kelly Are you ok ? ” I asked her.

“Yes i am.” Said Kelly . She kept staring at the bright light.

The vibration we heard grew louder. I was preparing for the worst. Yeah though i was going to have one regret before i die and that , i was not going to be able to speak to my family for one last time.  I kept a tab on the oxygen level that was existing and how long it was going to last.

Kelly and i sat down. We started talking to each other. For the one last time. I always wanted to tell her that i found her beautiful. And i was honest with my feelings for her. And i finally said . May be that was one chance i could have said this to any one.

Kelly was smiling at me when i said this to her.  The vibration grew more loud. We kept wondering what this light was all about. If it was all about some alien activity then whats next in store for us. The curiosity was not getting over. We started to to hear a voice out of the vibration. I tried listening , it was as if someone is trying to say something , it was difficult though but i kept trying .And we finally heard the sound ” AUM” in the vibration.

I had read, heard many people talking about this vibration and the sound. But it was for the first time i was experiencing. But what i would call this experience of bright light ? I had no clue , i was not able to say anything categorically. Kelly heard the same and we were on the same page. Soon after the light started fading away and so was the vibration. As the light completely fed away. Me and Kelly both got a clear view of North pole , with a clean weather.


We both were amazed with this experience. And decided to share it.

Shwetal – An Avid writer.



One life is not enough


Nikhil and Juhi were driving back home. There was a dead silence in the car and Nikhil was concentrating on driving. It was night and the street lights on the highway were not operational. NIkhil was maintaining a decent speed in such driving conditions. Little he had a clue that a curver we a barricade was waiting for him, the barricade suddenly came in front of him. His eyes were shocked but he did not have much time to save. He hit the vehicle on the barricade, a sharp end of the barricade hit him on his head and he lost his conscience.

As Nikhil tried to open his eyes , a bright light came on to his eyes, his eyes were in discomfort. He was welcomed with a comforting voice.

“How are you feeling now ?” Said the voice . Nikhil was not able to see whom he was talking to. The impact of accident was bad.

“I am ok, where is Juhi my wife ? She was with me in the car when the accident happened.” Said Nikhil , he was desperately looking for Juhi.

“She is fine and you will see her soon.”

“But who are you? ” Said Nikhil

“I take care of everyone here.” Nikhil was still anxious to see his wife but the bright light could not make him see anywhere it was as if the light wanted to focus Nikhil on him.

“Why you and Juhi used to fight so much ? You always loved her but never told her” Said the voice. Nikhil was surprised. How come he knew all this. His anxiousness was increasing further. In fact this question almost took him back in time where he remembered fighting with Juhi. However, he could feel the love he had for Juhi at that time and at this moment while he was talking to this voice.

“I always loved here, but i have no clue why i never told her. It was my ego. I always wanted to be dominating, but its true i loved her.” Said Nikhil, Nikhil had no clue why he was talking all this to this voice. He was feeling a connection with this voice. he was trying to recognize this voice. Is this one of his relatives he thought for a moment , he was not sure though.  He slowly started feeling comfortable with this voice. He spilled out everything he felt in his life , right from his parents to his wife. He loved everyone but this ego was not letting him say anything.

“You know ego is something that can only hurt and destroy someone even if he or she is bad. I know you did not do anything bad in your life, but its your ego which has taken you down.” Said the voice

Nikhil was listening and he was very much in agreement with what the voice had said. He was still anxiously looking for Juhi.

“I want to see her?” Said Nikhil

“You will see her soon.” Said the voice.

“But when?” Said Nikhil

“Time is best answer to any question.” Said the voice

“In this life you were not able to say anything to Juhi or any one whom you loved.” Said the voice.

“Yes but i want to say the same now. I don’t want to loose anything” Said Nikhil , he was almost desperate for his wife and parents.

“Yes you will get this chance , but in next life not in this” Said the voice. Nikhil was astonished, he was able to see some visions now. The light was fading a little and he could see Juhi lying next to him. Nikhil and Juhi were dead. They were not longer alive. Nikhil started worrying for his parents and loved one’s  whom he had left back.  Suddenly another voice comforted him.

“You dont have to worry , what you lost in this life is you are going to gain in the next one.” It was one of the angels who was standing next to him.

The voice whom he was initially talking to came back again.

” I am going to send both of you back, but only with promise that you will not have ego at all in your relationship. ” Said the voice

“Yes i promise” Said Nikhil and he was delighted.

“Ok Its now time for your next life. Go and live it” Said the voice.

He was talking to  none other than almighty. Suddenly a ball of energy was moving down with a great speed as if its in a rush.

25 years later.

It was James and Jenna living a very happy peaceful life in california. Each time they went out together they were adored by people around them . Some were jealous and some were really happy. So were James and Jenna.

It was time for another life to be lived.

Shwetal – An avid writer

Hope most of you understood what i wanted to convey.

I loved words. I love to sing them and speak them and even now, I must admit, I have fallen into the joy of writing them.
Anne Rice


Are you single ?


7th July 2011

 It was time for me head back to India. I had already packed up and was waiting for my car to pick me up from my apartment. Though i love London and its one of my favorite destinations , i still had the excitement and anxiety to head back to India. Soon after some time my phone rang and my car had arrived to pick me up for the airport.  I have passion for cars. As soon as i came out , i could see a black Mercedes waiting for me to arrive. Excited i was looking at the black beauty. It was a bright sunny day , though cold winds were blowing , but it was quite pleasant.

In a few minutes we were driving towards London heathrow  airport. I was all excited to head back to India. The best part was, it was a weekend when i was flying. So i had a good one full day to get rid of my hangover before i start working. I paid the chauffeur after he dropped me to airport and headed for check-in counter. Soon after i checked i was heading for security. When i am traveling i like traveling in leisure. So i guess i was the most relaxed person in the queue.

Suddenly i heard an anxious voice from behind.

“Sir ! Can i have the time please ?” Said that anxious voice.

I looked back and found a young girl in her 20’s looking at me. ” Its 07:40″ Said

She looked in a hurry . I don’t know what made me strike this conversation.

“Are you running late for your flight ?” I said

“Yes and it looks like i am not going to make it” She said in disappointment.

“Why don’t you just jump the queue and tell them you are running late for your flight and request for a early security check.” I told her.

I kept looking at her. She was an American i could easily figure that out because if the accent she spoke. Well you can call this as an advantage of working outside India. You get to work with different nationals. I could now a days easily identify an American , Russian etc.

After i told her this , she managed to jump the queue and was gone with the winds.  I did find her beautiful. Just Another infatuation i thought and ignored her. Though her face kept lingering in front of my eyes. She had light brown hairs and beautiful eyes.  I went through the security checks and London Heathrow , its a pain , they would strip you down from top to bottom for checks ( don’t take me literally ) but its tough , to get through.

I looked up my boarding card and checked the gate i am supposed to go.  As i was walking , i could see the same American girl wearing her shoes.

“So are u done ? ” I asked her.

“Yeah , but my flight is delayed by 2 hours” She said. I was quite delighted to hear that. I don’t know why but i was.

“Whats your name ?”

“Sarah Baker” She said.

“Can i walk with you till your gate ?” i asked her.”Yeah, why not” She said.

And we started talking about each other , where we lived , likes and dislikes . And we sat near her gate. It was very stupid and too early of me to ask this question , but i asked her “Are you Single ?”

I was almost ready for a tight slap on my face. I absolutely had no clue as to what kind of person she was and still asked this question.  She Smiled and showed me the finger where she was wearing her engagement ring,  A bit disappointed but i was amused , what if she would have said Yes , Was i planning to marry her. I kept thinking while we were talking. It was stupid of me. But the experience was good. Never had a chance to talk to a stranger like this.

I got connected with her on Facebook and we are still friends , funny it is some times people whom you don’t know become close to you as if you know them since ages, This happened with me in an hours time. Though we are thousands of miles apart. We are still connected.

For now this is Shwetal Signing off from this place , Hasta La Vista.

Shwetal – An Avid Writer