Much Ado About a Burp

Much Ado About a Burp

This is the story of eight-year-old Rani, wedded to a farmer’s son. In those days, small girls were married off to a man much older than them. For it was believed that a man’s best partner would be a woman one-third of his age. Unlike others, Rani’s in-laws were kind...
CROSSED IN LOVE

CROSSED IN LOVE

          Diwali was just around the corner and the much-abhorred cleaning was underway. Anika had just finished with the fan and was now clearing out the loft. Poised delicately on a ladder, her head swathed in a towel to keep the dust-out, she swung the broom from...
Dog’s Life, is it?

Dog’s Life, is it?

One moment they were running around the barren field, and the next they were in a deep pit! Falling on top of each other, it was quite a shock and they struggled to get back on their feet. With the light already fading, it seemed even darker here. While they kept...
Love and Lost

Love and Lost

The fire behind them crackled as Kate finally gave up her cold war with David observing his calm demeanor as darkness since the Sunset. “What if we are stuck on this island for life?” Kate finally managed to start a proper conversation with him. Lying on her back,...
What Windows Show Us

What Windows Show Us

“The view through each window will be different”, Saira says in the Malayalam movie ‘Bangalore days’. Is that so? My bedroom-windows always gave the same view. The windows that Amalu opened in the morning. Down there is the play-area. Then a house...
Kadamba Mala

Kadamba Mala

Abhijeet Tiwari woke up to a surprisingly cool morning, after spending a sleepless night in the humid weather of Chennai. Born and brought up in Gahrwal region he is not used to Chennai weather and welcomed the respite. He was recently posted in Chennai branch of the...