Author Archives


Seema Taneja

Seema Taneja is a former teacher of English. She expresses herself through fiction and poetry in English and Hindi. She also writes on matters concerning politics, economics, gender and lifestyle issues. Photography is her other love.


The phone beeped again. No, it won’t be her. She hadn’t pinged me after that night two months ago! She had messaged me a few times. She would be traveling to Sweden for some official work and would like to meet me, she’d said. We were not really […]

EYES DON’T LIE 4/5 (1)

Avanika knew something was wrong the second she spied his name flash on the screen. It was tempting to ignore the call, but instincts told her she should at least listen to what he has to say. “Yes?” Her voice was even. “I need your help, Avni. Come […]

The Magic Potion Read and rate this story.

A pale moon glimmered outside her window. Yellow. Jaundiced. She sat hunched in a Baroque chair. Pensive. A grim smile dotted her thin lips. A storm was brewing outside. Inside her too. *************************************************** Rajyalakshmi Verma – the daughter of late chief minister Rajan Verma – was appointed the […]

FREEDOM AT MIDNIGHT Read and rate this story.

‘I’ve a question, Dad’, ‘Again!’ James spoke through clenched teeth, irritated. ‘Dad, do I have a Mom?’ ‘Mom! Now who told you about that, Ryan?’ James was exasperated at the boy’s never ending questions. Damn! the sci-fi movies he’s so fond of! ‘’Dad, I was rummaging through the […]

Unshackled Read and rate this story.

Unshackled The aroma of sweets…my mouth is watering! This halwai certainly knows his job. Bright and sunny day. Spring now. Festive air. Such a delightful time. My Suman is getting married in two days. Clothes, utensils, gifts for her in-laws…all is done. Sheela is giving her gold earrings […]