Mirages

Mirages

The enticing aroma of coffee wafted across CCD, as l lost myself in the dreamy eyes of my wife, Priya. The hint of a smile curling her face was too alluring as i reached for her soft palms to take them in mine.  Just then our order arrived and we untangled our hands...
The Inevitable End

The Inevitable End

“La pila de, Sathi…” Ummm, what more does an old man want. A single malt in hand, on the rocks and the soft, mellifluous voice of Pankaj Udhas for company. As I settled into my throne, my favourite, soft, rocking sofa, I reached for some salted nuts kept on the...
The Race of Life

The Race of Life

The two horse trainers approached the stables on a moonlit night. There was a leap in their step, excitement writ large on their faces.  They pushed open the swinging door and almost rushed to the far end of the pitch black innards, when Ajay turned back and switched...
Saving the Future

Saving the Future

He carried the child on his head in neck deep waters, towards safety. Many many eons ago, heavy rains lashed the town. The skies above thundered, the earth shook with the vibrations caused. Everything was still except for the blinding rain which poured in torrents and...
A Doctor who loved

A Doctor who loved

The creaking stairs, the approaching steps woke up Shireen with a start. For the next few moments, but what felt like eternity, she could hear her own blood coursing through her veins, her heart beating in her mouth. Sweating profusely, less from the dampness around...