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Grandma

The daily azaan woke her up. She looked at the wall-clock; it was 4:55 am. Getting up with little difficulty, she placed the pillow...

Love

I was going to school, there I saw her right in front of my house. She had shining golden hair, the most beautiful girl...

A Not Very Grimm Tale

Her eyes glittered in the glow of the dying embers and a sudden gust of wind swept away the fallen flowers of autumn. A...

Evergreen Cafe 

“Madamji, your breakfast.” Sufi looked up from her book to give Ram a grateful smile but he had already scuttled away. She stretched up her arms. The...

Raising a Toast

Seema retired to her bed at her usual time but not before she wound up the ‘old fashioned’ alarm clock that ‘woke up the...

The Baby and the Mahogany Cupboard

Hey, do you think it is right to hide the past incidents from the new tenants? They have a baby. Aren’t we putting...

Where are you

“Rukmini has made it a habit to remain absent without informing “, Meera was muttering under her breath as she hastily washed the utensils....

A Martyr’s Death

The moment I was selectively dislodged from my space, I knew I was nearing death. Not that I couldn’t revolt, but I uncomplainingly chose...

 Entrepreneur at Eighty

I was sleeping peacefully snuggled under my warm comforter when the continuous beeps from my cell phone made me woke up with a startle....

Happy Birthday

‘Saar, are you listening? At least let me make one phone call before I forget her number.’ I pleaded. ‘Bhupp,’ I heard the sound and...

The Price of Independence

“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will wake to life and freedom.” The clock struck twelve. The people poured...

A tale of justice

The courtroom was packed with people.  Everyone had gathered to hear the final judgment in the high profile murder case that had been raging the...
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