Saturday, September 26, 2020

Arva Bhavnagarwala

In between being patient with her two boys and seeing patients as a pediatrician, Arva manages to scribble a few words here and there. The words turn into stories and she gets an adrenaline rush when the stories strike a chord with the readers.
19 WRITINGS

The Home She Yearned For

Present  The girl stretched her hands and stood upright, wiped the beads of sweat as her skin dazzled in the scorching sun. Time was running...

Little Joys

It was only the third day of the lockdown. But Taronnish was already exhausted. On normal days, she would drop Kaiwan to school and go...

Aranya

2500 B.C.E. In the forests of the Indus Valley ‘Aranya... Aranya!’ Calling out for her, I ran to our favourite spot. The magnificent Pipal welcoming me...

A Doctor’s Night Out 

My seniors are getting decked up for the party.  “How does this dress look? Is it too short?” One of them asks the other. Ask me,...

Ma(i)d in the Attic

Scrub... scrub... Huh, work no ending. Make rotis now. Madam want triangle roti, how to make. I know round only. Huh. “Smita... come here...” She...

A BURNING REALITY

The constant hum of the machines that fills the still air soothes his soul. “So, I’ll wait for my gift, Mr. Ahmed.” The inspector winks. Faiz...

MARCH FOR FREEDOM

October 1929, Ahmedabad This was just the beginning. Bansari knew that. Kakuchand, her husband, who worked as a manservant in one of the British officer’s house,...

THE NORTH MYSTERY

Lisa walked up to Samuel Clooney’s study and peeked inside. His choleric mood made her nervous. When she saw him typing something on his...

Of Paralysis and Loose Motions

January, 2217 The teams were ready. This was the most awaited event of the year....

IN CONTROL

The dingy hostel room was making me restless; I was trying very hard to sleep. I was missing my parents, especially mom. My pillar...

The Seductress

THE SEDUCTRESS He knew the very second their eyes locked that she desired him. And that she was his type, the adventurous one. No, they...

TIME TO DANCE

‘Sudden gusts of winds and the rising waves in the sea since the last few hours have caused concern amongst the researchers. They are...

RUSTIC DREAMS

I logged in to the CBSE-PMT website with sweaty hands and a rapidly beating heart. Within a few seconds, I discovered that I hadn’t...

THE THRONE

  I was resting peacefully, but my peace was short-lived. Lords and ladies started filing in the courtroom. It was just dawn and this room...

TWO SECONDS

Present Day After crawling for almost 15 minutes whilst passing through the city, the cab started speeding as soon as the highway started. I nudged...

THE INNOCENT LOVE

THE INNOCENT LOVE 2nd August 1947, Jerusalem “Abel, open the door. Look, who’s finally come to meet us!” Abigail, the fraternal twin, shouted. “Yeah. Wait a minute,...