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 […]


I checked the bottom right corner of the screen for the umpteenth time. The digits coldly told me that it was finally lunch hour. I typed “Let’s go?” on one of the IM windows, then did a CTRL+A, CTRL+C and three CTRL+Vs, having switched between chat windows. One of them replied “4 mins.” Nice move, […]

Red Wedding

Everyone seemed to be looking at me; like I was bound to be treated so. I cared the least. I cruised through the evening traffic, on my bike. ‘Fashion Studio’ the LED-lit board gleamed even in the daylight. I parked my bike in front of the studio and walked in. The recent revamping of business […]

6 Minutes

The elevator sounded like nudging floor by floor. My heart pounded. I looked down to check what my fingers were doing to ease the tension. The phone was the victim, as it kept turning like one of those cheap fidget spinners sold at traffic junctions. I took control and tapped the mobile screen. There were […]

Day and Night

It was a bright Sunday morning; the kind that latched people to their beds for an extra hour. It had rained late in the night, leaving everything mildly cleansed. Leaves held onto drops of water, but willing to roll them down at the slightest of movements. The Husband stretched himself while still on the bed, […]