The sense of worship, or reverence, or was it love?
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 […]
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 […]
“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. […]
The Express raced past the last few stretches of buildings and box-shaped houses that remained of the Coimbatore city. Gradually, greenery gained prominence, gratefully from the first rays of light of the day. Kerala was approaching. Amar Inside the last AC Two Tier cabin, in the rear seat, sat Amar. He was wide awake; a […]
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 […]