Imperfectly Perfect

Imperfectly Perfect

Everyone is chasing perfection in this imperfect world. Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn. It all will inevitably lead to success, but perfection will always be an illusion for everyone. Ashwin and his wife Sona were also living in their delusionary world of...
The Little Talk With Self

The Little Talk With Self

In that big white serene room, all Mona could see was herself sitting on a high chair. The walls have big mirrors where she could see herself but has no idea in her mind that what she was doing there.  She calls for her mom and dad but it seems nobody is there except...
Bhairavi

Bhairavi

Bhairavi munched on a Kaju-katli in reverie. The night sky was a kaleidoscopic dome of sparkling colours. It was Dussehra night and she was sprawled on an oversized chair in her Nani’s balcony. Inside, the adults chatted animatedly at the annual family...
A Train to Death

A Train to Death

I could think of nothing except the overwhelming pain from head to knee, I wanted to turn around into the darkness of starless sky above me, however, the dirt and dust under my face made it unbearable from opening my eyes. I could feel the sand under my nose without...
The Undesired Niche

The Undesired Niche

As soon as the bell rang, all the students enjoying tiffin in the canteen, rushed to the auditorium to continue the leftover session of a guest lecture by Dr. S Bose, an astrophysicist of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After all the insistence, Dr Bose agreed...
The Cab Driver

The Cab Driver

Day 1 – 9 Oct 2017, Monday A scraping sound of the table against the floor breaks the silence as she struggles to untie herself. Her hands and feet are tied up so tightly, that her effort fails. She heard the squishing sound but all her eyes can see was pitch...