Not everything is “super”, for superheroes.
The sense of worship, or reverence, or was it love?
Uncle Awan was a hero. Throughout my childhood, he was my favourite member of the family, and I felt more connected to him than with my brothers. He taught me cricket, gave me my first ever wallet and took me to movies, where I always got a large tub of popcorn and a lime soda. […]
I woke up with a sense of liberation. No alarm or roomie awoke me, for a change. The sleep had the freedom to drain off completely. That, was not normal, with the job ongoing. But today is, I remembered as I resolved things around me, Deepavali. I looked around. The array of mattresses lay empty […]
The train braked abruptly, like reality had been to me lately. We were passing my favourite part of the journey – the solitary mounts that stood against the misty sky – an hour before reaching Kovai. The heart sank to lower depths for the sight – as beautiful as it was – was not enjoyed […]
Shah was seven when he first heard about the Animal Man; he was eleven when he first saw it. He and three other friends had dared to jump over the wall which had broken glass merged to the mortar on top of it. Inside they wandered around the tiny, desolate home for a while until […]