Urmila the Ungrateful Bride

By Shobha Diwakar She was a lonesome character. Although surrounded with comfort and all luxuries Urmila was a woman who was probably tired of the world and of course, her own self. You see the world is planted with people who find happiness where there is none while there are […]

August 25, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction


By Bhavya Roy “Mom! Mom! Where is my tie?” Sam cried. “Don’t you remember putting it in the cupboard last night?” his mom replied. Sam looked once more in the cupboard to find in front of him. Today was a big day for Sam- he was placed with the highest […]

August 18, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

That Night When It Rained

~By Shobha Diwakar The night was gloomy; the night was dark. Outside, the streetlights as usual had walked away into the silent gloom. Somewhere an owl hooted to claim its presence while the little chirpy birds silently tucked  themselves up to nap softly in their precious nests that held them […]

August 4, 2019 · 1 comment · Fiction

Beside The Swimming Pool

By Shobha Diwakar Nalini and Nalin studied together and were known as best friends. Their houses overlooked each other’s so that whenever they wished, a peeping crack in the window invited their attention, which no one ever noticed. They were merely classmates studying together at the same school, in the […]

July 21, 2019 · 0 comments · Fiction

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