The Dear Departed

By Shobha Diwakar He was as sick, as sick, as one could be. He had been so for quite some time now. The silent years of pain and suffering grew tiresome over the years. His vacant eyes peeped outside the window to perceive a distant figure which none of the […]

July 7, 2019 · 2 comments · Fiction


By Anuradha S. Bannore Shyla lived in a city called Neemadi. The place was so named because it had abundant Neem trees all over the city. It was believed that that was the reason why it had a purer environment than other cities. Now with development and progress many factories […]

May 5, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

The Hunchback

By Shobha Diwakar Shivam lived all alone on a farm. His wife Shanti and two kids, Roop and Swaroop lived in a nearby town so the kids could get a good primary education, which was not possible in a back of beyond village. Roop was a five year – old […]

March 31, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

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


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