Lady Death

- by Rahul Dandekar   I was set on the trail of Lady Death by a sombre girl in her twenties, who sat in front of my dusty desk at dusk one early December afternoon as the sun shone feebly outside my Andheri office, and pleaded with me to track … More…

Arhat

- by Ronak Soni   He rode the cacophony away from the field, to where his teammate had hit the ball. And he temperately fought against its push, so that his ride on the wave was smooth, and sure; so that he got his left hand under the ball and … More…

An Anecdote

- by Rahul Dandekar Canteen Moments with Kapil Dr. Ronak Dravid Contribution to special issue on Dr. Kapil Patkar, Journal of the Indian Physics Society —- “I really hate anecdotes,” he used to say at that time. “All these people with stuff happening to them, saying the right thing at … More…

The Creatures of Prometheus

by Saikat Nandi

And, this is how the glass was shattered, to fill up the infinite silence. High above the mountains lived Réne, with a woman made up mostly of flesh and blood. There was a secret staircase of time that could lead to the room of innocence in the mountain. However, Réne really did not want to take the path for he had an indelible shadow. More…

The Illusion of War

by Debjyoti Bardhan

It was Sunday. The wind blew swiftly through his hair, rummaging a few streaks while caressing a few others. He stood there on the edge of the high perch looking at the world he always looked down upon. How serene the surroundings and how tumultuous his heart! More…

A Note

by Sagar Kolte

Dear Mariyam,
I called you over for coffee to my place today at four in the evening, and yet here you are, I assume at the right time, given your punctuality, reading this note in my house, with the host absent. More…

Cracker Rage

by Rahul Dandekar

Usually I am woken up from my deep late-morning slumber by the hunger pangs which strike at exactly 12:30, or whenever my messed-up biological clock thinks it’s 12:30. Not so today. There is some heavy firing going on in my own backyard, and it doesn’t let off for a whole damn minute. More…