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Prologue The luxury bus left a billow of grey smoke behind as it roared and drove down the slope of the hilly road. The perplexed face of Shyamal calling her aloud from the footrest of the rear door of the AC bus faded. Standing in the middle of the road, looking at how the two [...]
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No one in our clan, or anywhere in our species, or as far as I have personally eavesdropped or overheard from the other lazy-looking, quick-swerving gossipmongers in our neighbourhood, that is, as much as my three year old life has shown or taught me, no one has, or ever had a name. It’s not only [...]
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Prologue The clock struck twelve. There was a Neem tree abutting Mohit’s study room. After Manvi switched off the TV, he could hear through the open window the crickets chirping. Bengaluru nights in November could get quite chilly. Mohit closed the window, walked out and tried to listen through the bolted doors of Neil’s bedroom. [...]
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You tell me "Go!" I think you hope me to touch your ego at its shoulder. I let it be there and it meets again with your cruel stare. As I pick up my wallet and watch, I can sense your lips parch dried for a kiss or a glass of water. Worded refrains add [...]
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Just a leather bag between us. It's time for the mighty Airbus they are calling you to board. In your palm, you try to hoard few more nuggets of pop-corn. It's strange in this foggy morn that your flight is right on time. I hear the public address chime once more and look at your [...]
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Malay had dozed off earlier than usual last night. It was perhaps 11:20 last, when he saw the update on his Facebook page. With congestion choking all the senses inside his head, his consciousness was overpowered by the lullaby of sodium hydrochloride. He had Googled the contents of this prescription last night. The imminent side [...]
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