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The last hug

The garlanded photo of my aunt's face; reflected the same arrogance and ego of her prime. My mind raced, amidst the background of the...

Piggy bank for a Piggy bank

Piggy Bank for a Piggy Bank. Diwali is one of my most favorite festivals. Not because of the lights, sweets, fireworks or it’s real mythological...

Poor Misunderstood Me

It happened again, perhaps for the third time in two days. I was standing in front of the wall beside the entrance door ,...

Trudging Butterflies

I don't remember exactly how old I was, but I do remember that I was in preschool. It was our school’s annual concert. My...

A Fish-y tale

Decades ago when Kolkata was still called Calcutta and hardship for me only meant class exams, I met a ghost. Those days, summers were extra...

The Rice Mill Adventure

The sunny morning was a welcome respite after the cyclone rains. The roads were clear, almost. "Hiya! How are those feet?" My sister, senior by...

Sita: Hero saving Ravana and Ram

I was running after a white bunny when it suddenly turned into a huge snowman with a crooked nose and leapt towards me. I...

For Christ’s Sake!

Alpana was putting away the breakfast dishes into the sink when a loud piercing wail was heard from the living room. She quickly washed...

Facade

"I am glad that you went for the dinner. Let bygones be bygones," said my Mother. My husband assured me, "this was the first and...

The Groom’s Dhoti

The golden period of one’s life is childhood. The innocent mistakes, the punishments are nostalgic. Here I am going to describe one, which I...

Heartbreak

“You’re dreaming again,” my brother glared at me, “it’s that Anjali Tandon, isn’t it? You haven’t heard a word I said.” He could be kind...

Meow!

I was playing cricket with a bunch of friends in the building compound when suddenly, “Meow…Mew….Mouv”…and a shrill, “Meeee…”. Like most children, we all loved...
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 The First Kiss

Ankita, a 15 year old bespectacled brunette,  was exhausted of her school life and studies.Unlike other girls who would go for parties and have...

Conscience!!

"Lockdown extended! Loria Why did this happen to us?" "Remove those scars from your face. It's now a part of life that knocks at your strength. Let...

The Jungle Book

The following summer break after Papa’s premature death seemed to be an opportune time to get out of the lingering gloominess and arrange for...

The Beautiful Ross

The early rays of sun slowly pulled the dark shade of the night up from my eyes as I lay there on my bed...