Shhh… Quiet

Shhh…quiet… Quietly!! Lalla is sleeping…. Can’t you be quieter? You will wake the child. Ever since the little one had come, this was all the conversation he had with his wife. All this ordering around and being asked to be quiet, that too within his own home, was irritating Mustaq beyond words. Even if he … Read more

Priti’s Bidai & A Failed Prophecy

“Priti finish all this business now and go sleep. You have to wake up very early for the ceremonies.” Her maa was so worried about everything going well, after all, she had single handedly managed everything. From finding the right school for Priti to finding Atul, her fiance, her maa had worked tirelessly unlike a … Read more

Once Upon A Time

Once upon a time, inside the dark forest there lived a ferocious lion. He ruled upon the forest but none of the animals were afraid of him. Because he was a just and noble king, the subjects of his kingdom lived happily ever after. My friend Leo and I  are writing on the same theme for … Read more

Gurudakshina

Continued From Here Nitya. That was what she said her name was. He had first seen her atop the mango tree near the river when he had come there to get some mangoes for his grandmother. He stood beneath the tree and looked up, locating the mangoes on the high branches while shading his eyes … Read more

The Thirteenth Birthday Gift

He knew the routine by heart now; like always he would be packed and bundled off on the train at night so that he would reach the village in the morning. Like always, his grandfather would come to the station to pick him and take him to their ancestral home. Like always, he would sloth … Read more

Unexplicable!

His tie was proper, so were his shoes; he had even cut his nails and tried to look prim and proper. The fan was on, his papers were all fluttering underneath the paperweight, yet he was sweating profusely. She would walk in any minute now. The starched stiff sarees she wore, the way she glared … Read more

The Importance of Being Kind

Her mother was a tough nut to crack and whatever Kayla did, her mother would never be pleased. Always sprawled out on the couch with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in another, she ordered her children about. Since their father was also not around, Kayla being the elder child, took upon her … Read more

When I Started A New Life

It had become a routine, dragging myself out of the bed, shuffling my feet through the day’s chores to finally reach the place I called my office. It was not easy to make your presence felt in an institution that barely recognized fresh faces, leave alone fresh pathways to an already existing goal. When you … Read more

Mission Cleaning Up

“Jiyaaaaaaaaa……. Come down. This minute.” Her mother shouted out for the umpteenth time. “What is it mummy?” She looked irritated because she had to switch off the cartoon she was watching. “How many times do I have to call you? Look at yourself. Have you looked into your room yet? From the minute you came … Read more

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