A Valentine after the Silver Anniversary

Is Valentine’s day only a young couple’s hype or a day for mature love too?

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Officer and a gentleman

Vijay Sanghvi impatiently stood up from the park bench again; he had been sitting there on for an hour. After straightening his olive green camouflage uniform, he adjusted his maroon beret. Pacing the area around the wooden bench, he looked at his watch for the nth time. Vijay had rushed straight from the cantonment. There…

The Flamingo’s flight

Post their mother’s death Reema and Rohit come to know their always a housewife mother, had a past with a famous wild life photographer. Was she an adulteress or a devoted mother, they can’t decide.

Home coming

What is is to go on loving someone, you cannot forgive and cannot forget?

The Rainbow coloured Umbrella

A kiss separates a Sikh man from his Muslim childhood sweetheart. Is there anything that stays a witness to their five decade long love?

Mansarovar- a short story

A young couple rents a house in an orchard owned by a young widow. Things don’t end well for the new tenants.

The Seduction Trap

I paid the vegetable vendor, adjusted the baby on one side of my waist and picked the heavy bag with other hand.  Our apartment has this bustling mini market where I buy everyday essentials like any other urban family. One can meet nearly all the neighbours in the evening, if you stayed for half an…

Old World Romance

How my father made up with a song and a string of jasmines after a lover’s tiff with mom.

Nal and Damyanti- a story told through Kathakali and Raja Ravi Varma paintings- Part 4

(To read the story from the beginning go to nal-and-damyanti-a-story-told-through-kathakali-and-raja-ravi-varma-paintings-part-1) Living in Kosala, Bahuka often worried what might have happened to Damyanti in the forest. One day when the other two servants were deep asleep, he cursed himself and sang a tragic separation song in her memory. Jeevalam was half awake and overheard this exceptional poetry….