The olfactory trigger

The olfactory trigger

   ‘And her mesmerizing aroma, was the only thing she never took back.’  The environment became numb, and the stillness of air could be felt as Rahul’s friends heard the painful breakup story of his upcoming novel. Wiping his tears and trying to...
The Yearning

The Yearning

“I want to have my own baby, Doctor. Will you help me please?”  Neha Thakker had walked into ‘Hope Genesis Clinic’ with a lot of trepidation. Sushant had warned her that it was beyond their means. But she was tired of the wait. It was more than twelve years of...
The Lie

The Lie

Those two eyes! Stern and disciplinary. Proficient at conveying a ‘no’ to his son without uttering a single word. The poor twelve year old, Shakti, was simply awed by the way his classmates used to celebrate their birthdays. His father, a struggling theatre artist,...
Mango Dreams

Mango Dreams

My name is Mango, Alphonso a.k.a hapuz Mango. I grew up here in the back yard, owned by an old couple, by the edge of their kitchen window. Other than sunlight, soil and water, I thrive on ‘small talk’ from the kitchen. It did not take me long to figure out that the...
A Marriage App Called Tinder

A Marriage App Called Tinder

Ramalingam Iyer was flummoxed. He had downloaded the Tinder app on his Iphone, but couldn’t figure out how to use it. Earlier this week, he had seen his 27-year old daughter, Vaishnavi, going through photos of men on it. He had wanted to know what she was doing and...