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Prologue :   Ever since I was a writer, I dreamed of giving speeches, traveling to places, and living in luxurious hotels. As I stood now in front of the Hotel Empire, in Dr. Zakir Hussain Marg, New Delhi, I saw that dream come to life. And it was all because of my new book, [...]
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Prologue : I was supposed to take the last train out of Taraganj. It was mostly dark, almost like a lump of tar thrown against a black wall. There were a lot of mosquitoes on the lone platform. I sat down and started swatting them whenever they came and hummed near my ears to signal [...]
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Prologue : Holding the mic in one hand and certificate on the other, Naina in her mesmerising voice addressed the crowd with this question, "Do you all know that Superheroes are real? YES! They are called single dads". Saying this she waived her hand and called out her Paa from the crowd to join her [...]
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Prologue Neha and Kunal were a happily married couple staying in Bangalore. They were just blessed with a daughter, who with her cute antics, filled their life with joy and laughter. Kunal worked in an IT firm and Neha was a homemaker. They also had two dogs as a part of their family. Kunal was [...]
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Prologue : She slid her hands gently on the blades of the dewy grass that stood tall with delicate blossoms as she took each step towards the rising sun at the horizon with air in her hair, gleaming sharp eyes, adorned with an everlasting smile on her lips. It was all picture-perfect when suddenly there [...]
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Synopsis A beautiful love story of a couple, Aman and Sia, that seemed like a fairy tale to all. Everyone who was witness to their love knew this was the perfect couple who were mad for each other, yes Mad!! But like all good things don't last forever, their love too got caught by an [...]
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Synopsis Alison comes to the resort village of Enterias, looking for her sister, who had suddenly and strangely  stopped communicating. Trying to resolve on her own, she accidentally meets Basel, a loner staying in a mountain house. He helps her seek the answers which takes her to the unreal world of cults and ancient practices. [...]
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Prologue : It was a warm June morning. Birds babbling in the crook of bare trees, predators of the night scuttling back home, cows swishing away flies in a crowded stable. The sun’s rays had hardly touched the earth, yet people were out and about. Shopkeepers were rolling up the shutters of their shops, others [...]
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Prologue   Car halted in the midst of terrible Mumbai traffic, Akash pulled down the window to check the ambiance outside. How good could it be between hopeless humid summer! Till far all he could see was an army of cars, standing motionless. A popular Bollywood music played in high volume in the car just [...]
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Prologue : "Is she your elder daughter Neelu?" asked Bimla mausi to my mother pointing towards me. "She was a small kid with pink cheeks when I last saw her. Probably eight to ten years back.” With that she hugged me, it was the warmest hug I ever had. "Do you know? The burn mark [...]
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Prologue : The train moved slowly, at a snail’s pace. Already five hours late. It started from Nagpur on time, but took generous pauses all through the night and even in the morning. Sleepless hawkers had a ball of a time, running through the compartments with chai and chips and what not, waking up the [...]
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Prologue : It was an early spring morning in Benaras. The freezing winter was slowly giving way to the hot and sultry summer. The world had exploded in a symphony of colors and fragrances. The pundits of Asi ghat were busy in their daily rituals with a new vigor to please Mahadev. The fruits and [...]
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Prologue : Michael Franklin diSilva. This pompous name evokes a mental image of a colonial Portuguese Governor. Tall, dark and resplendent in his gubernatorial uniform with a jeweled sword jangling at his side, surrounded by diplomats in his sprawling mansion and an intelligent frown on his forehead. It just needed a look at Mikey (pron: [...]
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Prologue: This story unfolds during those times, when the gods were young and ruled the Earth. 70% of the planet was covered by oceans and 30% by jungles. The mountains were aflame with beautiful flowers and the meadows were covered with a green and velvety carpet. In spite of this natural extravaganza, all this beauty [...]
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Prologue Yesterday, my dad came to my home in Panvel. He stays in Mazagaon, with my brother and his family, where I spent most of my adult life. I was near the bus stop, when he alighted from the auto with my brother and started walking towards my house with unsure, shuffling gait. My eyes [...]
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Prologue : The House was full of relatives. Everybody looked happy and busy. Sarla was watching everything with a coy smile. She was a lovely 18 year old girl. Today family members of the boy were coming to fix the alliance. Her mother, Meera told her that she was very lucky. The family of the [...]
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Prologue : Kanchan was an average looking girl with a photogenic face. When I say, average and yet photogenic, it means she was intelligent in the way she took her selfies. But this perception was changed, when, I was skimming through her phone one day, there were pictures which were clicked by others and yet [...]
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Prologue : As I walked towards the fridge, the front door creaked open. I glanced at the clock – 11:30 pm. My daughter was finally home. I filled another glass of water and headed towards the living area. Slouched on the chair, face buried in her hands was my 22-year-old daughter – Ananya! At the [...]
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Prologue "Based on the evidence of the City Sheriff, the Royal Court finds Prince Chandrabhan guilty of stealing pots of the town potter. The guilty is to be tied in the middle of the market and to be given 50 lashes as a common criminal." Maharaja Prataprao gave his just verdict in his grave voice. [...]
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Prologue It’s 6.45 am in the morning and Murlidhar has already reached his workplace. Kaushalya Prathamik Vidya Mandir. Born an orphan, the school has given him everything that he could have asked for - basic livelihood, a life of reasonable dignity and above all, a purpose to cling on to. This school is the place [...]
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She stood leaning on the custom-made balcony railing, her silky soft arms complimenting the smooth white marble underneath. As the slightly moist wind carried with it the sound of the crashing waves, she gazed at the million stars in the velvety sky.   Another day had passed by. Just like the entire year had. And [...]
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Prologue Dayashankar Pandey rubbed chandan on the small and round slab of stone and looked disdainfully at Girdhar Tiwari. "Panditji, I'm astounded! It's just because of people like you that the Hindu Sanskriti is at the verge of oblivion. How can you even think that Benaras will tolerate ban on Mahashivratri procession? Aag barsegi, aag [...]
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Prologue It was the rain soaked July afternoon in Kolkata. I was walking towards the bridge that connected the Dhakuria market to the Ballygunge flyover, and under this connector one could see shops after shops selling merchandise to people. I and my sister love street shopping. It has the buzz and charm of finding something [...]
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I recall saying, "I don't want to miss it....!" with a frown on my face. A gesture, a stereotype, by a woman for her husband when she has a plethora of confusion in her mind, expected to be resolved by him, of course.   The 'Gods of rains' were to be held responsible, since they [...]
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Prologue I had met Phulo for the first time few years back when I had just started working in Churchgate, Mumbai. Everyday, during lunch-breaks I and my colleagues would come down from our office building to take an after-lunch stroll in the adjacent Marine Drive area. Being new to the city, this c-shaped long and [...]
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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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Prologue   The Festival of Holi – aka an all-out paint war! For most of the Indians it is the biggest festival of the year. In Bengal the festival has several glorified names such as ‘Dol Yatra’ and ‘Boshonto Utsob’. It symbolises the advent of spring – the season of colours and blossoming love. Quite [...]
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Synopsis Anna was married to James, a raging alcoholic, and was held in an abusive relationship for several years. Even though the daily emotional exploitation was traumatic, she had accepted her fate and continued to live with her husband who was always apologetic for his dreadful actions upon returning to his senses. On a fateful [...]
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Synopsis I am tempted to introduce these cats that form a unique quartet. They strive for things that would normally not matter to most. They are worth a mention for being ferocious in their own right and continue enriching their lives alongside others; for there’s no stopping them in becoming better versions of themselves. They [...]
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Synopsis Superhero Stories aren’t a myth. They appear as an obvious but imaginary part of real life, especially when it comes through the narration of an 11 year old.Super-hero moments do exist…in dreams and in perceived reality. It’s up to you, whether you can identify and react to them!Read Chinmoy Saikia’s two part series to [...]
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0/5 0 ratings 0 ratingsX 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% Synopsis Some stories happen inside the kitchen. You have to keep your eyes and ears wide open to listen to them. Here the silent ones talk the most, and modest ones are dominating! Every kitchen is a large joint family, full of fights and make-ups, [...]
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