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Welcoming Change

Vijay and Vani lived in a posh neighbourhood. On Vani’s birthday, they received a beautiful kaleidoscope, from their niece – Nikita. It wasn’t the kaleidoscope that moved them, but the note that was attached with it. Dear Vani and Vijay,… Continue Reading →

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It Shouldn’t Happen To a Vet

I knew I had to look good. I had been waiting so long for this. Finally I have the opportunity to see Helen….. For a vet working in Darrowby, looks are not the first priority. Generally, my patients are not really… Continue Reading →

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An Evening To Remember

“And the Captain finishes off with a six!” the match ended against Australia and Amogh was celebrating the moment jumping off the couch and giving the air punches. The moment his father entered the hall, he became stiff, not knowing… Continue Reading →

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Happily Never After

“If you loved me, why did you run?” asked Charlie in a wheezy voice. Martha stayed silent for a few minutes before speaking up. “If you loved me, why did you stray?” It was Charlie’s turn to remain silent. “A… Continue Reading →

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Husband to my wife

Inspired by the Indian anthology, ‘Urban shots’ The smell of burnt onions pervaded my nostrils. “Smitha?” I called out. “Smithaaa!” “HMMM!” she grunted back angrily from the kitchen. I smiled to myself. “Smitha!” I called out again. I slowly proceeded… Continue Reading →

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The Pursuit of Love

Recently, I read the book, the ‘Forty Rules of Love’. It’s a sweet story which narrates how a person discovers love. At some point of time, each one of us have felt the need to be loved. For a few,… Continue Reading →

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Rage

Slowly but steadily, Yash took Riya’s bloodied hand and put it on his broad shoulders. Her hand was completely bruised and splinters of glass pierced her thin, soft hand. Her long and beautiful fingers got crushed by the heavy boulders… Continue Reading →

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A lovely revenge

Exactly a week before, the pages of her diary had got wet while her hand sliding on them writing “My wounds are making me regret the sin I committed of choosing the wrong person, my pain is making me regret… Continue Reading →

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Choice -Part 3

Sita still cried every day.  In her family, it would be a potential crime to love out of her marriage. She feared about her parents’ downfall all the time. Her relatives would never agree. But she loved Ram dearly. He… Continue Reading →

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Jai Hind

“To survive in peace and harmony, united and strong, we must have one people, one nation, one flag.” The cold wind blowing, the birds chirping and the scent of fresh mud made this Friday evening of summer feel different from… Continue Reading →

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Choice – Part 2

Sita slowly drifted back to reality, her face clouded in tears, as she reminded herself of the harsh reality. Beside her, Arjun slept on, his face serene and calm. Sita had been completely nonplussed and benumbed when she heard her… Continue Reading →

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Laughter Lines

Scars are souvenirs you never lose.   Leela looked at the scar on her right arm. It was starting to get lost in the wrinkles that now covered her entire hands. Leela was 82, sitting at the window of her… Continue Reading →

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Choice – Part 1

The shore was very near. Life stood on the edge, beckoning to her with open arms, a sad smile on her face. She tried to swim against the society, with all her might. Responsibilty was clinging on to her shoulders,… Continue Reading →

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Mirrors

“Happiness is an inside job….” – Mandy Kale Leela stood at the edge of the sea, the water lapping her bare feet. She stared out at the exceptionally gentle water. She was twelve, old enough to contemplate the reality of… Continue Reading →

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Call him Gustav: A story

Gustav Garcia, an Italian artist and a pioneer of mixed medium art sat pensively reclining in his rustic arm chair reading an article about himself in the newspaper. The unusual glow that veneered his face was a testimony to his… Continue Reading →

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The lost key

One day, people saw Mulla Nasruddin out in the street searching frantically for something. The inquisitive nature of man was at work. “What are you searching for, Mulla?”, they enquired. “I’ve lost my key”, replied Mulla. As is the helping nature of… Continue Reading →

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The Phone Call

“Navya! I am so happy you came over. I really wanted to leave.” It’s Ramya’s college reunion and since Jiju was out of town, I had to come over to look after the twins. Ramya had draped herself in a beautiful… Continue Reading →

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The Quest For The Demand Draft

After Intermediate, during the time when all of us were free for a good three months and did not know what to do with ourselves, my mother suggested I should attend personality development classes being conducted in CELT(Center for English… Continue Reading →

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Her & Him: A Story

She was destined to be knowledgeable and wise. T’was kindled by her inquisitive fire as a girl. She grew and matured into an exemplary woman; One who could confront all that life would hurl at her.   In due course… Continue Reading →

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When Red meant ‘Go’

“Ashwadh?”called out Anshula to her brother. “Yes, Anshu”, Ashwadh came out of his room to sit beside his twin sister. “I’ve looked up just as you told me to.  There is a two bedroom flat in the Orange blooms. Mom… Continue Reading →

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World Mental Health Day Special – Little Things

She was gradually losing it. She knew it herself. Tears were sudden in their approach and offered neither warning nor consolation. There had been nights where she would cry herself to sleep, waking up in the mornings, only to cry… Continue Reading →

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LITTLE BIRD

“Mommy! Look at this! Little birdie is hurt.” 7 year old Maya said looking down at the tiny creature, on the park pathway, her heart swelling with sorrow. “Well, let’s take her in, dear, we can nurse the wounds and… Continue Reading →

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