The Drunkard				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.5/5							(1)

The Drunkard 4.5/5 (1)

Once again he was gone, unaware of my existence; soon a heart skipped a beat, a pair of eyes winked and somewhere twosome kidneys jingled to a rowdy tune.  There is no dearth of people in this world who resound with you but there is the one whose single whisper can...
*THE VOID*				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.83/5							(3)

*THE VOID* 4.83/5 (3)

“I wish you never left, Aditya.” Six months have gone by but the whites still hug her. She has embraced the color as if you stay in there. It is hard, hard to see her this way. Each morning, she makes a cup of tea, puts on your study table, “Aditya!!...
MARCH FOR FREEDOM				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.2/5							(22)

MARCH FOR FREEDOM 4.2/5 (22)

October 1929, Ahmedabad This was just the beginning. Bansari knew that. Kakuchand, her husband, who worked as a manservant in one of the British officer’s house, was thrown out from his job. A job that he loved, because it gave him enough to drink away his nights....
Numb				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

Numb 5/5 (1)

It is a vicious circle. But… In my thirty years of existence, if there is one word that would describe me aptly- it would be ‘meek’.  But, I did not want to be a sissy anymore. I could be bold too. This wisdom dawned upon me, during one of those many conversations...
Wake up Old man				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.5/5							(1)

Wake up Old man 4.5/5 (1)

It’s raining,It’s pouring, The old man is snoring ——- Mini was laughing and waking up Prabhakar ,” Grandpa you always sleep after listening to this rhyme.” “I am not sleeping , I just closed my eyes for a moment.” Prabhakar was enjoying his retired life fully with his...
Hush Little Baby Don’t Say A Word				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.1/5							(10)

Hush Little Baby Don’t Say A Word 4.1/5 (10)

They won’t understand, nobody will understand. They’ll talk about people who remain childless after years of trying. They’ll call me ungrateful. What sort of mother is unhappy despite having a beautiful, healthy baby? I know all that and God knows...
The Road Taken				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	3.7/5							(5)

The Road Taken 3.7/5 (5)

Kallar Ghat was hardly motorable. Landslides left nearly two scores of people dead and a few more missing. Many remained buried inside their vehicles after a chunk of the Ghat road caved into the valley.  I had to get to Lawrence School, Lovedale.  She had to be...
   Black has all colours 				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.4/5							(5)

   Black has all colours  4.4/5 (5)

‘Hazel eyes and straight edged nose,’ my father would say to describe my features. ‘How do I look, Baba?’ I would ask. ‘Like an angel, ‘ he would reply.  He would create fairy tales to infuse light in my dark life. But now I am...
DAY PASS				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	3.5/5							(4)

DAY PASS 3.5/5 (4)

‘Come and sit here, next to me.’ The teenage boy who boarded the bus at M G Road looked in the direction of the tremulous voice. It belonged to a genteel bespectacled man with an amiable smile seated in the third row from the front.  The boy hesitated for a moment,...
Life too short				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4/5							(1)

Life too short 4/5 (1)

He didn’t deserve to die like that, at 22. Meena sat slumped in the chair. Her messy hair covered her forehead. Her eyes blurred by tears could barely see the print. Her head throbbed and her heart was weighed down by tonnes of guilt, as she read the feelings of a...
The Fog				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4/5							(1)

The Fog 4/5 (1)

The fog rolled in. Hands tucked into pockets of the hooded sweatshirt, he walked ahead uncertainly. He had lost his sense of direction long ago. Hearing a twig snap somewhere behind, he stopped. Holding his breath for a moment, he looked around him. There was nothing...
PLEASE UNDERSTAND, MUMMA!				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	5/5							(1)

PLEASE UNDERSTAND, MUMMA! 5/5 (1)

“Please understand, Mumma. I am busy with my studies,” almost yelled Manisha. “No dear, I know you are not studying. I am your mother and know you well. I can very well see you. You are reading Manorama,” replied Jyoti. She felt aghast. But Manisha wasn’t bothered...
The Quaint Moon			Read and rate this story.

The Quaint Moon Read and rate this story.

The moon shone and his heart yearned. Sigh! As he relaxed in the moonlit balcony, those moments, though spent in a jiffy flashed through his mind. As a chain, they kept pouring in and soon Kiranjeet found himself immersed in her thoughts. Kiranjeet, a 55-year-old...
The Face Of Love				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.5/5							(1)

The Face Of Love 4.5/5 (1)

 Andrew and Milo…. a perfect love story it was. However, thorns were scattered on the way to prick and hurt initially.   ***  Andrew put his computer on sleep mode and got up to grab a strong cup of coffee. As he approached the machine to fill up his cup with the hot,...
An Arachnid Anecdote				    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	4.5/5							(1)

An Arachnid Anecdote 4.5/5 (1)

   “I love spiders…..”   I spoke aloud to convince myself and failed….  Shoo…shooo….. I cringed in horror…. Three hairy brown arachnids crawled over my blood soaked thigh. Each was roughly the size of an adult’s hand.  The most corpulent...
It’s over			Read and rate this story.

It’s over Read and rate this story.

“It’s over.” shouted Jasmeet at the top of his voice to Rheea. “But why? We have been together since a decade. Now you are saying this.” asked Rheea. Tears were flooding from her eyes. “I told you from the very first day that I will try my best to convince my parents,...