The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken

Tall, dark-haired, wheatish, clean shaven, a thin-framed spectacle on my aquiline nose, very Indian in my looks and an attitude of an ‘ass’ is how any of my closest chums would describe me. I pass off as handsome for those who don’t think ‘fair is...
The Love I Always Belittled

The Love I Always Belittled

My eyes were glued on the door of his classroom while I was stepping inside mine. It’s been only a week since we (or may be only I) had been noticing each other from distance. I had chosen a new bus stop, changed my usual way of going home. It’s because the new longer...
Sunrise in the Garden of Evil

Sunrise in the Garden of Evil

Rohan remembers telling his mother “is it necessary that I should be the candidate for the next presidential election? After all, people are, independent and democracy will decide the future. Why our family wants to hold on to the power?” His mother surprised hearing...
The Mission of Crossroads

The Mission of Crossroads

He stared out of the window, pursing his lips in determination, as Sgt John Caplan came running in the room.   “Major Kane, he has responded!” he said, almost out of breath. “Show me!” Major Kane stretched out his hands. Sgt John placed the package in his hands and...
A Little Thing Called Love

A Little Thing Called Love

Prantik lost his cool when his friends started insisting ceaselessly to come with them for fishing. They didn’t want to leave him alone.  ‘Leave me alone, man’, he shrugged his shoulders and went back to his room, leaving behind three worried and bewildered faces. ...
The Suicide Bridge

The Suicide Bridge

If the moon could be called romantic, then that night’s moon would be it. No hint of clouds in the sky, the stars were shining like luminescent stardust and in their middle shone the full moon with all its majestic beauty. The breeze was strong, and cold, and biting....