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A Choice

Shilpi looked at the frail little girl sitting on the couch, the daughter of her next door neighbour she hardly knew. She had been killing yet another evening of loneliness,when the bell had rung. Her agitated neighbour had cited an unavoidable emergency before thrusting…

Falling in Love, Again

A difficult childbirth, a foreign country with no family. That is how our parenthood journey began. All nights when I soothed my colicky baby, it was my husband who stood there with me late till morning came; everyday when he came back from a…

Father’s Day

The Fight

“Dani, tell your mom, its been a long time since I had scrambled eggs”, said her father at the breakfast table, winking at her. “Mom, Dad says its been…”, started Dani. “Dani, tell your dad this is not a restaurant, he has to eat…

A Balance Called Life

It is always the eyes that you notice first in a person. That was what he noticed about her. Her eyes, the pain in them hidden by a conjured up calm- false and fake. A woman who had put up a fight with grief,…

The Park and The Girl

As she lay on her fluffy pink bed, she felt happy, content, even a bit ecstatic. She had gone to the big park today. She had plucked flowers, zoomed down on the slide, hopped onto a see-saw. But it was the swing she had…

The Writing on the Wall

A bullet zipped passed the soldier as he threw himself against the broken wall – just another holding up an already ruined town – seeking refuge that he knew would be short, temporary. It was then he saw the writing, faded by the suffering…