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  • Beat a retreat

    Beat a retreat

    Ramesh, Aruna and Ajit Bose — lovingly called Bablu — comprised a middle-class family living unpretentious lives in a fatigued flat in one of the rundown suburbs of the city. On that evening in May the family had converged on the dinner table for its humdrum meal. An awesome and rather prolonged heat wave had …

    December 10, 2016
  • Ninaad

    Ninaad

    Since Ninaad died, every object that belonged to him has turned somewhat queer and eerie.

    November 26, 2016
  • Kallu’s last rites

    Kallu’s last rites

    Gudia’s proficient father, Kallu, had already taught her the tricks of the trade — begging in this case. 

    November 20, 2016
  • Kallu’s last rites

    Kallu’s last rites

    Gudia’s proficient father, Kallu, had already taught her the tricks of the trade — begging in this case. 

    November 20, 2016
  • Kallu’s last rites

    Kallu’s last rites

    Gudia’s proficient father, Kallu, had already taught her the tricks of the trade — begging in this case. 

    November 20, 2016
  • Kallu’s last rites

    Kallu’s last rites

    Gudia’s proficient father, Kallu, had already taught her the tricks of the trade — begging in this case. 

    November 20, 2016
  • Bollywood

    Bollywood

    Picnics would be arranged at Blackpool, kabab nights in Manchester Mile. It was fun. Life got freshly imbued with meaning every time a Bollywood blockbuster released in Trafford Centre.

    November 12, 2016
  • Those nameless things

    Those nameless things

    Amost eight o’clock on a dull Thursday morning. The last day of March was here with no promise of sunshine in the Cleveland sky. Most of the trees were still bare and the sky was a leaden gray. Spring would slyly seep in, but nature seemed to be playing cavalier still. “Another gloomy day,” thought …

    September 24, 2016
  • A devoted wife

    A devoted wife

    Woke up in the morning and something was missing, it seemed. A kind of emptiness. Yes, of course. There was no sound of Lakhmi&’s transistor. Every morning at seven, Lakhmi, the pillar of my household, would unlock the door at the back of our bungalow and enter. She would put water to boil in the …

    September 17, 2016
  • A protean personality

    A protean personality

    ‘Well, he has to go finally. My heart bleeds for him!” “He&’s a sadist!” “But he&’s a saviour of our company.” “Well, well, consider the cost — forced VRS, retrenchment, withdrawal of all fringe benefits…” “Look!” The animated conversation in the lobby — a stone&’s throw from the office of the Managing Director — dropped …

    September 3, 2016
  • A destined dream

    A destined dream

    Ashim had always thought of being a mason. After having lunch his co-workers used to take a brief nap or watch films in their mobiles. Poor Ashim, didn’t pay any heed to those and flipped through the tattered  pages of old books that he used to keep in his jute bag along with a tiffin …

    September 1, 2016
  • New ‘Harry Potter’ short story ebooks by J K Rowling

    New ‘Harry Potter’ short story ebooks by J K Rowling

    Author J K Rowling is bringing out a series of short ebooks that delves deep into the world of boy wizard Harry Potter with stories about some of the characters from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry  Beginning September 6, three short ebooks will be released, Pottermore, the digital publishing and e-commerce world founded …

    August 18, 2016