EVAPORATED IN 24 HOURS

EVAPORATED IN 24 HOURS

The sun-baked day did not auger well for the energy pent up inside her. Tara needed to cool down; back from the mission just the day before, she was not up for action yet. But she was summoned and it signalled something else. It was a cat-and-mouse game all her life,...
DIGNITY

DIGNITY

Daniel stared at the massive pile that awaited him. Discarded medicines, toxic drugs, hazardous materials and chemical wastes. The stench no longer assailed him. More than three years of drudgery in his job as a sanitation worker at the local pharmaceutical research...
The Magical Trip

The Magical Trip

Kshitij and Shonali were Geologists went for 2 day trekking trip with friends in mountain forests. Excited to explore new adventure, they reached the meeting spot to start trekking. Dark clouds were accumulating giving a sense of heavy rains. With all camping stuff...
Out of Sight

Out of Sight

The sun’s rays beamed through the window pane over Kartik’s sleepy face. He blinked and rolled over as his body refused to get out of bed. He felt groggy and dizzy. Kartik held his head with both his hands. “I should get something or else this headache is going to...
Invisible Self

Invisible Self

Scurrying across the long corridor, lined by the ebullient lot of sophomores, Aarti, avoided all eye contact and shyly moved to the freshman classroom of Fine Arts. An exceptionally gifted artist, Aarti had been handpicked by the university chancellor after an earnest...
Real and False

Real and False

I had cried all through the night. My pillow was soaking wet. As I opened my eyes I found mom still sitting by my side. As I stirred she immediately turned to me “Just listen to me Jaya” she was coaxing me. How can this woman be my mother ? She  had done the crime of...