Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Directionless Snake (Part 1)

I woke up with a start, and looked around wildly to see what had led to my being jolted awake like this. And then I heard him, slithering aimlessly over the fallen Autumn leaves, creating a veritable ruckus, and I … Continue reading

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The Apprentice

I stopped suddenly, turned towards him, and asked Did you manage to complete all the tests with which you were tasked He nodded his head, and replied with a deep sigh With you on my heels, I cannot be lax … Continue reading

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When Push Comes to Shove

She was crying, begging me not to do such a cruel thing to her. But I knew it had to be done, so I shut her cries out. I walked up to her with measured steps, I could see the … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Coming for Onam Sadhya?

If you ever asked Ruchita and Sharath what they had in common, you would find none of the usual suspects in terms of common backgrounds, shared hobbies, or synergistic traits. Ruchita is a Marwari, Sharath is a Malayali. Ruchita is … Continue reading

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The Last Pancake

Her name was Bang Niang, and she had been running the pancake stall in the street market of Khao Lak for more than forty years now. But as I approached her, she appeared to be nervous as hell. “Can I … Continue reading

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