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

Last Night When It Rained

By Shobha Diwakar It was pitch dark. The night lamp flickered awhile and then ‘passed out’ probably the power had, as usual, died and so (also) the inverter that had been struggling since evening to keep alive. A crash boomeranged, and thunder and lightning clapped down with a fearsome roar. […]

July 29, 2018 · 2 comments · Fiction

Clandestine Travelers

 By Shobha Diwakar from Jabalpur, India Kamlesh was a regular traveler. Although he often took the flight when fares were low, this time he decided to travel by train. The unfortunate part was since he could not get a first class reservation he was compelled to travel in second class […]

July 22, 2018 · 3 comments · Fiction

The Special Guests!

By Anuradha S. Bannore Ravindra, a 25 year old young man lived all by himself in a remote village called Siyasar. His closest neighbour lived about two kms away from his place. He had been posted to this village for helping in its development. Many tried to dissuade him from […]

July 8, 2018 · 4 comments · Fiction

A Woman’s Story

By Anuradha S. Bannore It was a terribly hot day with the sweltering heat dehydrating people. Many fainted on the roads but one couldn’t stay indoors forever. One such sizzling afternoon Suruchi was forced to make a decision to take to the road being fed up of her house atmosphere. […]

July 1, 2018 · 6 comments · Fiction

The Wolves!

By Anuradha S. Bannore Once there lived three women Krurur, Kadul and Karmi in a city called Purja. Krurur  was a very cunning sly woman involved in offensive indecent dealings. Kadul  was a pretty faced  scheming crook and Karmi was a plump irritating drama queen type. Come to think of […]

May 27, 2018 · 0 comments · Fiction