Category Archives: Stories

Sutta

Gobindo Pahari patted his left breast pocket guiltily. The woman on the ladies’ seat that spanned the front of the 45B was glaring at him. No doubt she’d seen the rectangular outline against the cloth. What did she think it … Continue reading

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Sugarpuff

Harinath Babu rolled the little white sphere around in his fingers. Then he delicately dropped it through the thin neck of the little bottle he was holding. Very carefully he measured out a tiny amount of the required dilution and … Continue reading

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I am Shyamoli

This is a story I wrote for a Women’s Day competition. The theme was ‘Is this what it means to be a woman?’ and these words had to occur somewhere in the story. This is a byproduct of research I’m … Continue reading

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Nisha

This is the story I sent to Neel. And before people start posting dumb questions, I’d better declare that this story is entirely fictional, and all the characters and incidents are totally made up. There now. *********‘Your hair! What have … Continue reading

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Shanti

Shanti toiled across the water, her makeshift boots crackling on the young crystals. The boots were made of old tyres, cut and stitched together with plastic twine. They weren’t very good at keeping the water out. Already her tongue was … Continue reading

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After Sixty Years

The desert stretched all around her. Pulling her hat low to shade her face, she shook the sand from her feet and trudged wearily up the dune. Perhaps from the summit of it she would be able to see the … Continue reading

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Invite for Saturday to Superhero Launch

All my readers and their children/family are hereby invited to this event. It’s Saturday, 14 July 2007, at the Oxford Junior Bookstore at 5.30 pm. Please come and watch serious writers make fools of themselves. Samit Basu and Indrajit Hazra … Continue reading

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