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Oh life, precious life!

Hope bloomed as  beds of white daisies by the Amsterdam canals. Asmita embodied the effervescent spirit of Spring. She hummed  ‘la vie en Rose’,...

Opened up…

‘Don’t worry about me Ma, I am safe here.’ Aarush beamed over the phone. The joy on his face was inexpressible. It seemed as...

  Tubsy’s Tale  

The colony is eerily quiet. Usually, at 7 every morning, our happy nest of six families always reverberates with life. But today, it's noiseless...

Hug me to sleep

Malorie peeled off the mask that had been concealing her lower face for almost ten hours. The inner side of the fabric smelt of...

STRIKE THE ZOMBIES

The space ship shuddered as it sped away from the huge fireball. In the distant the red glow grew brighter as the edge of...

TOMORROW’S ANOTHER DAY

Solidarity Present Day, Mumbai, India 2020 Young Raman sat dejectedly by the asphalt road. The sun beat down upon his bare-skinned shoulders. The viral invasion that...

Maid(Made) for Each Other

March 2020 “There is no need to be panicky. Stay home and keep safe.” The chief minister's  speech was repeated on the news channel for the...

COVID brought back memories VIVID 

Liliana sat by the window of her Palermo home staring at the empty street. From the background nonstop telecasting about the virus was going on...

Do We Matter?

“Poonam, finish your work quickly. It’s late.” Yes, bibiji*. I’m sorry that I’m late today. My little one is unwell. She kept crying at night...

Learning never stops

"So remember children, do not forget to stay 6 feet away from other people, wash your hands frequently, and stay at home as much...

Shelf Life

"Hey! Didn't you watch the news at the mart? Keep one-metre distance. will you?"  "What are you? Humon?" "No. I just don't want to take any...

A Gift of Gratitude

The pit was dark, the noose of the rope tightened around his neck, he was being sucked into the quicksand.   The vibration of the cell...
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