A long, long time ago in an unnamed village in India, there used to live a famous, old pundit in a large hut with his wife and their two children.One day, the old man was sitting in the veranda of his house reciting his evening prayers when he saw a white cat trying to tiptoe … Continue reading The pundit and his cat
It was an ancient wooden bench; the paint had worn out over the years leaving behind crumbling patches of green over a uniform dirty brown. Situated under an old tree, it overlooked the diamond shaped lake and the thicket of shrubs and trees on the opposite side. The bench was rarely ever used, hidden in … Continue reading an old green bench.
The old face suddenly turned serious as he spoke to Akira. "Would you two care for a small advice from an old street food vendor?" "Try to live a day without your veil for once. Maybe it'll help you understand why I do it."
"Fix me a drink." He seemed pretty dull that day, duller than he looked on the other days. He even forgot to specify the drink, but I already knew what he wanted. Gin and Tonic with no ice, the usual order. I had never seen him drinking anything else in my bar.
A modified adaptation of the Idgah by Munshi Premachand.
Since his wife left him 2 years ago, Jayadeep's daily routine has been fixed by Dada's entry into his house. I forced him to keep a person from my village as a helper, or his life would have certainly fallen in disarray. Once Dada has completed cooking his breakfast only then Jayadeep (affectionately named 'Joy' … Continue reading The Ballad of Joy
The first snow of the winter fell early this time. Earlier than last year or the year before that. It was the earliest snow he has ever seen in his extremely long life, which must be somewhere between 80 and 85. He can’t remember the exact year. The only thing he knows about his birth … Continue reading The Quilt
Photo by Dan Gold on Unsplash 60 seconds before full time : The score-board reads 1-1. One minute of injury time left to play. The substitute steps up to take the corner. He is only there because the first choice right-back, Richard's good friend Lloyd, went down 5 minutes ago under a reckless challenge from the opposition midfielder. … Continue reading How much is a statue worth?
The first story that I ever published on a public platform, two years ago on this very day.
How do you know you are in love? A question that has troubled humanity from time immemorial. Every individual has a different answer to this question. All the songs develop a new meaning, the person you love start coming in your dreams, you start searching for that person in inconceivable places, et cetera, et cetera. … Continue reading One Hundred Eleven