“Hello? Mumma?” “Hello? Ankit beta?” Manipulating his way through a sea of people, in an air laced with the odour of sweat and grease mixed in an unceremonious matrimony, Ankit was desperately holding on to his phone. Excited by the fact that his mid year exams of second year MBBS had just ended, he wanted … Continue reading WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
“Kya mein andar aa sakta hun?” (May I come in?) Mihir, a 25-year-old boy with freckles over his face and standing at 5 feet 6 inches had come to the doctor for the third time in the last 2 months. The first two times, weakness and cough helped him escape but this time he wanted … Continue reading VIVA LA VIDA (LONG LIVE LIFE)
She woke up with a start. It was 6 am in the morning. Almost half an hour since she had fallen asleep, crouched over a pile of files. Her pen had escaped from her grasp, having run a marathon on the pages for over an hour, it rolled as far as possible to get some … Continue reading THE HYPOCRITIC OATH
"Till death do us apart" Rang out bouncing off the walls of the church, lingering even so, as the bride and the groom embraced love with their lips. He was a soldier, she is a cardiac surgeon. WAS … Continue reading TILL DEATH DO US APART ?
The world in front of her was dark. Pitch black. All she could hear was the sound of her own breath as it went IN…………………OUT………………IN………………….OUT…………….IN…………OUT……………IN and then she held it. Slowly, she opened her eyes. There was heavenly blue water flowing below her, reflecting off the shower of sunlight at different places, at different times, … Continue reading FROM THE OTHER SIDE
6th JULY 2008 A green coloured tennis ball is flung up in the air as it comes down in slow motion. SMACK A racquet, held by a left hand hits it, sending it flying to the other side of the net. The ball floats towards the greens confined by a square. It lands near the … Continue reading BACK TO BACK ACES
*BLACK SCREEN* The sound of wind blowing starts from the right. Slowly increasing in decibel and velocity as it attunes itself to both the sides. *An unfocussed camera gapes out from the deep point position* A sea of whites, hands, heads and caps try to sneak themselves through the lens. *Slowly but steadily the camera wakes … Continue reading GUTS BEFORE GLORY