City Lights

That was a long night of February, when I meet my soul dancing around in one of the pubs of Mumbai. I gulped shots after shots, gathering all the courage to walk to her. She was a goddess dressed in black off-shoulder dress hugging her bosom perfectly. She was swaying to the melody, and his…

Blame it on the night

That was a long night of February, when I meet my soul dancing around in one of the pubs of Mumbai. I gulped shots after shots, gathering all the courage to walk to her. She was a goddess dressed in black off-shoulder dress hugging her bosom perfectly. She was swaying to the melody, and his…

23:23

People believe I am mad, a crazy lunatic, obsessed with the time 23:23. But let me tell you something; I did not go searching for 23:23, it found me. It was relentless in its pursuit; it hounded me night and day, until I had no other choice but to acknowledge it. I tried everything, switched…

Blind Spots

A large hall is decked in finery, as students in long flowing black robes clamour and settle amongst the seats. Their pride and revelry fill the large auditorium, and shaggy mops of hair are ruffled by fathers, and cheeks are pecked by beaming mothers. Then, an old odd man slowly walks up to the podium,…

The Day Pikku Disappeared

I make myself believe that I remember the day Pikku disappeared, with crystal clarity. A memory embedded into my brain like a cancer, attacking the truth and growing rapidly. I remember the bright rays of sunshine that shone through our windows. I remember the smell of pancakes wafting up through the steps into our room.…

Lollipops for Lakshmi

Little Lakshmi looked lost. She stood beneath the awning of a large store on a busy street. Her curly ponytails bobbed up and down as she looked around for someone familiar. It was the evening rush hour and the traffic streamed around her, but no one seemed to notice her. Her startled eyes began to…

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