Sarp (Snake)

By Anuradha S. Bannore Ramlal lived with his wife Gainda in Sarp, a remote village. It was so named because various types of weird snakes were found in this village. It had muddy hillocks, thick bushes, trees; in fact it was full of all sorts of vegetation. People never dared […]

March 17, 2019 · 3 comments · Fiction, Latest Post


By Anuradha S. Bannore Shyla lived with her daughter Devika near a thick forested area. Their home was a hut made of mud with a thatched roof. It was surrounded with lush tall trees on which perched beautiful birds. Devika enjoyed watching varied types of birds and animals that came […]

March 3, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

Ananya and the Reunion

By Anuradha S. Bannore A very cold winter day it was when it was decided to have a reunion in a remote village. Invitations were passed on via WhatsApp, email…and also published in a newspaper. Invitees were told to contact Subash for any queries. There was a lot of excitement […]

February 4, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

By Hook Or By Crook

By Shobha Diwakar Once upon a time, there lived a king and a queen in the heart of the city surrounded by umpteen numbers of attendants as usually the kings are. They lived in comfort with nothing to worry for the morrow. At the same time there also lived in […]

February 4, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

The Creaking Door

By Shobha Diwakar The night was dark; the night was cold, the wind outside howled and whined. Somewhere beyond, the lightning shattered the sky as the moon shivered and shrank while the stars relayed across to find a resting place. The hushed night was suddenly rolled out of slumber as the […]

January 20, 2019 · 2 comments · Fiction


By Shobha Diwakar The week- long journey was nice and comfortable. The scattering clouds shading the sun which seemed to hop, skip and jump across the western sky slyly looking down upon the reddish hue of the departing day greeted  Shiva and his family warmly  towards the end of their […]

December 2, 2018 · 1 comment · Fiction


By Anuradha S. Bannore Ananya was married much against her will while she was still studying. Her in- laws belonged to South India. She could neither speak nor understand their language which was very exasperating for her. She wondered how she would survive in such a family though luckily for […]

October 21, 2018 · 2 comments · Fiction

Walking Down the Street

By  Muzammil Padiyar The day was asking forgiveness, clouds were gazing through the top covering the whole world except horizon where the sun just began to gleam, birds were flying in a crowd approaching the sun, and cracking sound came in an interval within 5 to 6 minutes. Eric was […]

August 26, 2018 · 0 comments · Fiction

जैसी करनी वैसी भरनी

By Anuradha S. Bannore ‘अरे, दीशा बहिन, सुनो तो जरा।’ ‘का है कुसुम, जल्दी कहो, मोहे देर हो रही है, काम पर जाने है।’ ‘जरा इते को तो आओ ,इतनी भी का जल्दी है’ ‘काहे, कोई खास बात है का ? ‘ ‘अेईसे तो इते बुला रहे है’ ‘अच्छा, तो […]

August 19, 2018 · 3 comments · Fiction

50 Dollar Bill

By Shantanu Baruah 4th of July long weekend was around the corner. This year we planned to drive down to grandma’s place but at the last minute, the plan was abandoned. Dad had some urgent office work and mom had no courage to drive the kids all by herself. Though we […]

August 5, 2018 · 18 comments · Fiction