The Chronicle of an Abduction

By V L Priyamvada It was raining outside. It had been almost a month since her friend went missing. She felt empty. She was feeling like a kingdom without its king, desperate and dejected. Riya lost her mom in her childhood itself. Her father brought up her with a lot […]

February 5, 2017 · 2 comments · Fiction

When You Learn Something About Life

By Pooja Iyer It was a very normal day. I woke up like every day feeling lazy and wanting the night to last longer. I didn’t want the day to start. I didn’t want to go to college. Back in school days, I always wanted to go to school and […]

August 28, 2016 · 1 comment · Fiction


By George Vivian Paul  “So our entire unit was deployed” said my father reclining on his chair with a slight smile as he sipped the standard military issue rum. The anchors of the evening debate were just warming up for the ritual howling. None of us even glanced at the […]

August 8, 2016 · 1 comment · Fiction

Mrs. Aandhi

By Shobha Diwakar  She always had an air about her no matter what happened around her. It so happened that Neeta met her at a party to which Mrs. Aandhi was also invited. There she was surrounded with all the flatterers of the world you could find. They all cooed […]

July 24, 2016 · 2 comments · Fiction

The Looters

A short story by Shobha Diwakar The day had not yet broken. The silver beams of the moon still relayed its silvery streaks into the curtain drawn room. Somewhere it seemed as though an owl hooted. An eerie air fluttered into the room and just as I yawned and stretched, […]

June 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Fiction

A Child’s Dilemma

A short story by Anuradha S. Bannore ‘Ma, I want to ask you something. May I?’ ‘Oh my God, there you go again with your endless queries’. ‘No Ma, don’t say so but please explain the meaning of ‘Azadi’ [freedom] to me. Some people shout slogans of it and ‘Bharat […]

June 26, 2016 · 0 comments · Fiction


By Murlidhar Rao  “Mother when will Daddy come?” little Trisha asked her mother Seema. “Next month we are having school day. All the parents are coming. Daddy did not come last year also. He had promised that he will definitely come this year. Do you know I am participating in […]

June 19, 2016 · 2 comments · Fiction

That Afternoon

A Short Story By Shobha Diwakar   The day was nice and bright. No peeping toms appeared in the vicinity. Since all men folks were on duty and dear women at home tending to their chores, some luckier ones gossiping and basking in the sun, no one was aware that a […]

May 22, 2016 · 0 comments · Fiction

The Last Indian Duchess: A Dramatic Monologue

A Short Story By Sunil Sharma Oh! That one! Well, that is called the Last Indian Duchess. Not heard about it? No problem. I will fill in. See, most guests give that surprised look. I know, I know, we Indians are not that art-loving nation. How can we be? All […]

May 22, 2016 · 4 comments · Fiction