Maybe

I woke up feeling the familiar ache on my back. Wincing and in slo-mo, I turned to face the ceiling. The ceiling was still dotted by dried rice; premium quality rice that embraced the ceiling as a result of a cooking experiment (obviously) gone wrong. That was about three years back. I had woken up […]

Knews

Gopalan Nair stretched his legs, while opening the previous day’s newspaper. That morning’s had not arrived yet. Sitting by the window but without looking out of it, he opened the pages that had now lost their freshness. He skimmed through the front page. The opposition had opposed something; India had won an ODI series; a […]

Medium

She was at her workstation, eyes glued onto one of the three monitors facing her. The silence in the room was intimidating. Calmness. Storm. Damn! I would’ve been happy being one of those monitors; one – she’d be glancing towards me at the moment, two – the electronic me wouldn’t have to experience the freeze […]

Awan

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. […]

ട്ടയർ മൊട്ടേണ് | Tyre Mottene

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 […]

Legend of K5R1L1

“L1, are you ready?” K5 enquired. “Affirmative.” L1 said in its android voice. K5 leaned onto the third, inanimate humanoid in the chamber. The three were identical except for their label. “R1”, it said on the third metallic, white torso. K5, with its discrete movement, reached for the button behind R1’s neck and pressed it. […]