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Prologue The first rays of dawn hit the sky, the day’s advent bringing with it a soft illumination just as my alarm blared off. I’d been awake already, lying motionless in bed, thoughts of the day’s events running through my head. I sat up, glancing at the time before going through the rote motions of [...]
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Date : October 25 2019 12:00 PM “Sir, this ID card was found among other things from the bag”. The constable handed over the artefact to the Sub Inspector. The Sub Inspector examined both the sides thoroughly. “The woman’s name is Gargi. The address indicates, she is from the city. Her phone was also in [...]
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I don’t know about you, but I always fanaticized about working part-time at a popular food joint like Pizza hut, KFC or MacDonald’s. Perhaps I got into it from the stories I read, or the comics even. So, when I went to study in New Zealand, I grabbed the opportunity to work at Pizza Hut. [...]
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Writing to me came from the revelation that no amount of prayers can solve Trigonometry. Algebra came close second within terrifyingly intimate distance. And the Fulcrum and Focal Lengths were treachery personified; they could alter without a forewarning. And then, arrived a report card that armed me with mastery in Language skills and nothing more. [...]
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Prologue The cold winter had made its way into the city. Colourful cardigans and shawls made a pretty spectacle on the platform. The Farakka Express arrived only thirty minutes behind schedule. Iravati picked up her trolley bag and got in. As she waited for other passengers to take their seats, Iravati looked out of the [...]
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She was a lady in her mid-forties, but due to hardship in her life she looked more than her years. The struggles of life made her look prematurely old but failed to rob her of her cheerfulness and positivity. I was a child then and took instant liking for her when she came to my [...]
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Last week, I had to travel to Uttarakhand with a friend for some work. We both were short of time and had to return the next day. UP is not safe to drive in night so we chose to travel by Volvo. The bus was scheduled to depart at 11 and we were at our [...]
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Last February was my brother's wedding. I was decked up for the occasion. From makeup to hair to dress to footwear, everything was just perfect. I received so many compliments from almost everyone who attended the wedding, making me feel so conscious about every eye that was staring at me. But more than I, my [...]
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“What the hell is your problem?” I shrieked. “It’s only till ten thirty, and it’s just my writing group!” “I don’t want you there.” The words grated in the air, bearing an unrelenting, uncompromising tone of slow-boiling fury. “I have a life aside from you, damn it!” When had things become this way again? Where [...]
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The instructions issued by my mother were taut. They sounded like rules. Violation would lead to immediate punishment. Yet, I was relentless in pursuit of the one, she had advised me against. I remember. I had just resigned from my second job in a year’s time. I was twenty three. Absolutely casual about being what [...]
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There are things we do in life that we not only regret but can’t forgive ourselves for doing them. Well, this is not just a mistake, but my flaw. Like most children, I too adore my parents and am grateful for the way they raised us and gave us a childhood full of love, care, [...]
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I think we are at the stage, where we will lose sight of each other to the point, that it doesn’t even makes sense but when we believed we are loved all along you somewhere didn’t believe in me maybe your kind of love is opposite, it demands to be mistreated, sharp edges with a […]

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