Category Archives: Fiction

Snarls

“Shall we go inside the mandir today?” I was a little surprised.  He and I used to go for a walk almost every night.  I was following the practice inculcated in my childhood by granddad: ‘After lunch, rest a while; … Continue reading

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Anna, I Miss You

   When Anna died the light of my life passed away. Anna was in love with life. Life was a sweet music to her and she danced to the delightful tunes of that music.  It was a dance that led … Continue reading

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Sacrifice – a story

  “I’m going.”  Umar said without looking at anyone.  Without looking he could see the tear drops welling in the eyes of his wife and the relatives who had come to his home either that morning or the previous evening.  … Continue reading

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School for Caterpillars

  “Once you learn to fly, you will never consent to creep,” said Wilb, the wise little butterfly.  He was speaking to his students, the caterpillars.  The caterpillars were usually reluctant to undergo the mandatory Samadhi that they had to … Continue reading

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Saint [a short story]

  They killed my mother again and again.  This is what infuriates me.  I know that my mother was no honourable woman by the standards of honour determined by the conventional morality.  She was only a  tea garden worker who … Continue reading

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The Saga of a Warrior

  When they killed my husband, it was the spirit of undaunted daring and unfailing love that was murdered. You romanticise the love that Shahjahan bore for Mumtaz because he erected that mausoleum called Taj Mahal in memory of his … Continue reading

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The Ache in the Heart

  [An allegorical fairy tale] Rohan did not know when he had started climbing the mountain.  He had not even known that such a mountain existed on the way to his school.  While returning home after school he suddenly noticed … Continue reading

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