Ponappa shook his head in disbelief. For the 6th month in a row, the collection box was short by five hundred rupees. The residents of ….
Jiji passed away this morning at the age of 63. No, it was not due to coronavirus but a heart attack. Sitting in Cleveland, Ohio ….
The baobab tree stood in exactly the same place. Its gnarled trunk still contained the small footholds we used, to climb it. Just enough to ….
It had been a tough day. The third day of negotiations with the Japanese consortium. The buggers simply wouldn’t give an inch. “We need to ….
by Shirish Thorat Inspector Devaki Pandit was a smart cop, something that brought out envy, and admiration in equal parts, amongst her colleagues. She secretly thought ….
by Shirish Thorat The car purred almost inaudibly, as it glided through the night It was a big, comfortable car – the kind a rich ….
Shyam Sunder held the phone receiver a metre away from his ear. The voice at the other end was livid, blaming him and his department ….
Dominic Kirkpatrick gulped down the very last sip of black coffee and glanced outside the window. The first, faint rays of sunlight were streaming through ….
Mayank stared at the ceiling in his hostel room, following the journey of the ceiling fan. It went round, and round, and round, at a ….
Meghna lay in bed, scrolling through WA messages, adding a smiley here and a thumbs up there. It was past midnight, yet she could not ….
Her fingers ran over the cool surface of the hollow bamboo, caressing the carefully engineered grooves. Bansuri was her friend, her constant companion, her muse, ….
It all started with a book. Pratima stared at the slim volume with a blue and white cover. It had been a long – really ….
The mist was still in the early morning air, surrounding the Hutheesing bungalow, when Inspector Chopra arrived. The deceased, Padmini Hutheesingh, was a prominent local ….
When Shubo was born, the first thing the midwife noticed were his fingers. He was scrawny and underweight, like any other child born into a ….
The alarm on her phone went off at 7 am and, as always, Mallika swiped the screen and went into snooze mode.. This half-awake, half-asleep ….
He was standing in the vestibule, lost in a world of music. Ashish was just grateful to see another brown-skinned person, that too a Punjabi. ….
by Mahajabeen Nazneen patted down her head covering, tucking the loose end behind her ear. She hoisted her school bag onto her shoulders, stooping only ….
by Shirish Thorat WHERE HAD THE years gone? The years are the currency time deals in and they are adept at hiding themselves. They camouflage ….
by Rashmi Bansal 2001 Waking up on a cold November morning in Kabul is possible only under the influence of hot, sweet, milky tea. We ….
by Shirish Thorat Sparsh and Nikhad were discussing the surge in followers for ‘Samaritan’. They now had almost 100,000, averaging 2000 new followers every day ….
He sat in a seaside cafe, with a splendid view of turquoise blue waters. Bikini-clad Russian girls were tanning themselves next to the swimming pool. ….
The news came on a blustery winter afternoon, and it was not good. Yet another shipment had reached Cuba, but the cargo was not saleable. ….
It was 4.30 am – still dark outside – but Didi always woke up at this time. Four hours of sleep was all she got, ….
Last night I dreamt of Kasbai. Her long, lissome figure swaying in the wind. Her delicate fragrance mesmerising my senses. They say people were mad ….
“Welcome aboard”, said the smiling air hostess. Deep Joshi scowled back, and walked through the aisle. He was not in the best of moods. The ….
Preeti rang the doorbell with trembling hands. She felt a tug on her dupatta and turned to smile at her 6 year old daughter. Srishti ….