The Shadow Of Someone

It was carried with utmost care.  Four men from the shop three houses from the Garden View house and a little to the right carried it and climbed a long flight of stairs that didn’t seem to end.  The heavy oak door opened to their relief and in they went, treading carefully on the red…

From The Shadows

I couldn’t sleep. I got out of bed and went to the balcony. A solitary street light was glowing dimly. Not a single leaf moved. A few lights flickered in the distance, but all was quiet. Yet there was something about the air that night, I just couldn’t tell what it was. Maybe it was…

The Decision

The windows were tall, the drapes a little too long that they crumpled while touching the ground. He lay in bed, eyes shut. A drop of sweat trickled down his temple. The building’s air conditioning was in no way helping the sultry weather and the air vent rattled as it took heavy ragged breaths.

Home

I felt the hot afternoon sun the moment I jumped out of the school bus and skipped down the narrow mud road. The empty water bottle dangled around my neck as I began to walk faster. My black shoes were soiled and dusty and one sock was shorter than the other as always.

The Hotel At Alandi

I didn’t know how long I had been driving, but guessing from how exhausted and hungry I was, I think it had been over three hours. I was returning from an official trip to Kolhapur. I was slightly on the outskirts of Pune, but wasn’t sure where. All I knew was that I needed to…

Over The Rainbow

  “Where am I?” she wondered. It was a totally new place but she got the déjà vu feeling just being there. The strange sense of familiarity increased as she kept going. No doubt, it was beautiful. How could it not be? The clouds were fluffy and the rainbow? That rainbow looked like it was…