The Chance Encounter

The Chance Encounter

Ahmad paid the money, picked up the bouquets and hopped onto the bike. Rajan zoomed off towards their favorite place. The place where they had met as complete strangers. It was a day to celebrate with the loved ones. They lay in wait.  Six months ago A pre-summer sun...
Flipping My Fate

Flipping My Fate

March 2011, Jaipur Neha Gupta was having a moment of reckoning. Alone in her room, the laughter and chatter of family and friends gathered for her wedding outside came through the closed door. She had requested everyone to give her a few minutes of privacy, and they...
  Son of the Soil   

  Son of the Soil   

Year 2050, Germany “Run, Chaani! Run!”, the words reverberate in his ears. “Don’t look back. They can never catch us.” Though her injured ankle is hurting and refuses to proceed yet Chaani keeps running. The thunderous night, the swollen...
Through the Holocaust

Through the Holocaust

It has been snowing incessantly throughout the long winter day. Snow lies in thick layers on the narrow trail leading away from the village. In the distance, over the snow-washed plains, smiles the little wicket-gate, as just another flake of snow. As the mellow sun...
THE CAGED ABODE

THE CAGED ABODE

I haven’t moved on yet…though they had bid me adieu four days ago. Am I already forgotten, buried as an unwanted past?  The veranda, adorned with Rohini’s favourite Lily plants and tiny Bonsai’s mesmerized me. How come I didn’t even notice them? In the journey...