The Unlikely

The Unlikely

She was vehemently trying to connect with her family but the line went dead. In utter disgust, she left the receiver dangling from the table. Her mobile was nowhere to be found. She was sweating heavily in panic. The fashionable clock in the living room showed 3:20...
The broken tea glass

The broken tea glass

“700 rupees”, counted the 12 year old as he delighted at his accomplishment for that day. Aadhi checked the coins and notes for one last time and secured them in his half torn wallet, finally tucking them in his pocket. As he sat down and snacked on the...
WHEN DEATH KNOCKS

WHEN DEATH KNOCKS

“Mr. God, do we really need Ms. Death down there? I mean, look at man…. such a beautiful creation of yours…near perfect I would say… Just let him be. Let him choose when to embrace the end, if at all he wants to, that is. Do they HAVE to meet Ms....
Panchali

Panchali

“Death is inevitable. Here goes the most talented, intelligent and beautiful woman”, said a sombre but scary voice. The voice subsided, and the sound ‘thud’ of a body dropping was heard. Draupadi fell from the side of the snowclad mountain. There she breathed...
Second Chance

Second Chance

Dr. Vaani Rao, the lead psychologist of the substance abuse treatment team at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Boston, felt out-of-sorts today. It was the 10th death anniversary of her twin brother, Vikram. She took a deep breath and focused on the patient chart that the...
That Fateful Night

That Fateful Night

Death is not merely the end of life. It is also the beginning of misery of the loved ones, of the family that is left behind and that of the perpetrator. Her body was mangled and in a pool of blood. I couldn’t look away nor could I breathe for a long time....