[Short Story] ” A glimpse of inspiration ” (Part 1)

Phulguri was drenched in monsoon rains. The furious wet winds have hit this lost and unknown corner of  the world. Struggling through the windy rain and darkness of the late evening, Jadhav was inspecting the railway line bisecting the road at Phulguri railway crossing. Walking through muddy puddles of rain in his rubber boots, he flashed the …

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[Short Story]”Things we do” ( Part 3)

"Overrated place !" Dhruv mumbled as he took a bite into the last piece of pork. Dhruv has always prioritized perfection and his independence in life. His disappointment with the place and the imperfectly cooked food was evident in his face. Perhaps these uncanny combination of seeking both excellence and freedom made him the confused …

[Short Story] Things we do (Part 2)

"What the hell Kabir! " I burst out in anger. "I thought you knew the way. It's been an hour since we are driving around this forested road. Do you really know the way to that pork place?"  I questioned. "Dude, it's near a tribal Bodo village. But it's  somewhere nearby for sure. I remember …

[Short Story] “Things we do” (Part 1)

After I moved to pursuing my career goals, rarely do I meet friends from my childhood. With time I have realized that get together with old friends is not merely a tryst of the right timings out of our busy lives, but the rendezvous of our varied life circumstances. It is a melting pot of …

[Short story] Waiting for the whirlwind

The sultry summer weather suddenly disappeared and I found myself under the contour of dark clouds. I was walking by the same fateful Maurice Nagar intersection in North Delhi as Amitav Ghosh recollects in his book “The Great Derangement”. Describing a “grey, tube like extrusion” that came down whiplashing on 17th March 1978, Ghosh in …