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I was excited to run during my vacation. When my brother-in law dropped me off at the bike trail adjacent to their community, I was happy to see the deserted road all to myself and the beauty of nature spread out like a green carpet accompanied with some cool weather after the rain the previous [...]
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The illuminated streets; the blaring loudspeakers; the well-decorated pandals; the posters of Pooja releases; the sound of dhaak; the rising smoke of incense sticks and dhoop; the scent of newly purchased clothes; the laughter of excited residents; it felt good to be home when the aroma of Durga Pooja hung this heavy. This time, I [...]
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It was raining heavily. All the roads were full of puddles, big and small craters, filled with water. The rivers were full to the brim. The force and volume of water in them reminded me of how we crossed this riverbed on a December day in our newly purchased Scorpio to step into this garden [...]
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Mark’s Point of View: It was midnight. The only sound that came was from my shoes splashing in the puddles, and my phone ringing. I had no time to check who it was, this was the only time it could happen in 7 years. I made sure I had the doll, yes it was there. [...]
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Prologue Today was Geet’s wedding day. Geet had turned 25 last year and that was the time when her parents started looking for a groom. Geet, a jubilant young girl with lot of eccentricities, also was happy about it. She never thought that she could also fall in love. Although her wedding was kind of [...]
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Kevin was back from London. He had taken the British airlines, travelled from Heathro and landed at Kempegowda International Airport, Bangalore. He was tired, yet his fingers fiddled with his phone. He couldn't stop checking the snaps of his one month old daughter. Liza had named her Destiny. 'A strange name' Kevin had first remarked. [...]
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A strange whiff of cold, damp and dusty air smashed on my face as I cracked open the door of my old archaic home. The wooden floor had a blanket of dust and cobwebs dominated the photos in the frame. I raked my eyes around the room. The house seemed deserted and I could feel [...]
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After the scorching summer months we welcome the first rains and feel happy about it. But we soon start complaining about it. It is surely enjoyable for those who need not step out of home and can relax sitting by the side of a window while sipping a cup of coffee and watching the heavy [...]
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Himanshu stepped out of the cab, paid the driver and went inside the bar. It took him a little while to adjust to the darker room along with the psychedelic lights darting in every direction. After his eyes settled, he looked around the bar for his brother, Anshuman. To his left, Anshuman sat on a [...]
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One evening at the coffee shop their eyes met from one table to another they secretly conversed about a loveless marriage and a relationship that wasn’t meant to be She wasn’t a gold-digger as the world saw her Just someone who seeked a partner as ambitious and focused as her He wasn’t as perfect as […]

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“Jeene ke liye socha hi nahi… dard sambhaalne honge, Muskuraaye toh muskuraane ke… karz uthaarne honge…” Revathi sinks into her chair as Anup Ghoshal’s voice fills the room. Her legs, which have won her many a race in her youth, have begun conceding to the steady march of time. Though her medical reports deem her [...]
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