Strange story of Lali (touching story of a stray dog)

Lali was born to a homeless mother on a fateful monsoon night in a small residential colony in Panchasayar, Garia, Kolkata. That night when she realized it was time, she, Lali's mother silently crawled under the gate of that big mansion, she pulled herself through the green lawn in search of a secure place and … Continue reading Strange story of Lali (touching story of a stray dog)

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[Flash Fiction] That old ugly face

He said, “I am ready for love now, even an old fat ugly face will do, I just want to love.” She was not listening. Rather matter of factly she extended her muddy hand and said, “Give me a hand please, the stairs are too steep my height is short, body is fat and knees … Continue reading [Flash Fiction] That old ugly face

Yesterday’s dream and Tomorrow’s reality

This is actually from the archives, published on this blog as two different posts sometime in Aug'05. I am making them into one piece of, something I call a fusion between prose and poetry, a propestry. Yesterday she dreamt she had finally found him. He lived in Mars and she in Venus…he had always seen … Continue reading Yesterday’s dream and Tomorrow’s reality

Chugging along

The train is now chugging through the hills, going in and out of tunnels every now and then. Manoshi is tapping her foot to the rhythm of a certain song playing on her MP3 player and she is reading a book. There's no one else in the compartment. As the train entered a tunnel again, … Continue reading Chugging along

The Crusader and the Cynic

Based upon a real conversation between a Crusader and a Cynic. What makes this conversation interesting is how in the beginning every line manifestation of the two strong willed characters both sounding confident and convincing in their respective point of views and by the end you see a reversal of roles which contradicts the earlier … Continue reading The Crusader and the Cynic

Really short story

They spent their whole lives together, living every moment hating each other, kissed by suspicion, obsessed with jealousy, possessed by ego, they never let go of each other for a day, never stayed out of sight lest they missed an opportunity to crib about each other, poison ivy they both were, each other's soul mates.

It happened on one summer afternoon

It was some kind of event, but I don't exactly remember what. I was with a group of people and we had all gone for an adventurous hiking through some exotic locales. There were wild animals, pretty flowers, nice people. I knew I was going to meet him on this journey. I just knew it. … Continue reading It happened on one summer afternoon

The empty bed

It was a cold December night. She was lying on the bed with her arms stretched casually across the emptiness of her bed. Suddenly she felt a warm touch upon her palm. Someone held her hand, someone warm and tender, some one she never expected would hold her hands. His fingers then criss crossed with … Continue reading The empty bed

In love with Manoshi – An Excerpt

Manoshi. An enigma, an illusion, a deception, an orgasm, a thought, a dream, a void. This is Manoshi’s story. Don’t know where to start though. You see, I have a curse. I know everything about everybody. It’s a curse to know all, I am telling you, it’s a curse. Above all it’s a curse to … Continue reading In love with Manoshi – An Excerpt

Part III – It’s ‘Her’story not history

Part III - Marriage  She was taking typing classes, And looking for a job, when, a well wisher got a matrimonial alliance. “This guy at his 30, Central Government Clerk At Income tax department Good salary. Good catch I tell you”. Said he. “Yeah, this poor almost orphan child would get a shelter, What more … Continue reading Part III – It’s ‘Her’story not history

It’s ‘her’story, ain’t history

Part II : Childhood. Father failed. Married again. She was now the mother of her step mother. And her new born. Both were always ailing. So those were days of troubled childhood, Physical abuse by a cruel father, Brother grew up to join the naxals, Jailed for 2 years in kuddalore, came out a weak … Continue reading It’s ‘her’story, ain’t history

It’s ‘her’story, ain’t history

Mom is cursed with this Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times". She has been living a life which only gets interesting by the day. From her childhood to this day Mom has been on a roller coaster ride. Pain, trauma, agony, ecstasy, freedom, laughter, frustration, win, loss, love, romance she has seen them … Continue reading It’s ‘her’story, ain’t history

Alice and her unique smile

I want to tell a story, the story of Alice and her unique smile. One day, Alice was singing and dancing in her little world when suddenly an intruder broke in.  Alice was surprised to see him, she also didn’t like being disturbed, “what do you want?” She snapped at him.  He said, “I have … Continue reading Alice and her unique smile

Catching Up

I started writing this following piece of fiction on 1st November 2001. Wrote it partially then in a letter format…kinda like a monologue. But now it seems to me that it would be much more alive if I make it a dialogue. Tried creating a new style of literature with the language and essence of … Continue reading Catching Up

Life at the T-point

I always stand at a particular place on my office terrace, to have my sutta. There is a T-point there accross the road. Off late I have picked up an interesting habit of standing there 'combusting that insignificant 5 mins of my life' while keeping an eye on that t-point and everything that happens there. … Continue reading Life at the T-point

Story of a wrapping paper

Remember that old wrapping paper? It’s been years, you were quite young then, it was your birthday. One of your friends gift wrapped a present for you with that paper. What was the present, I guess you don’t remember anymore, you probably don’t even remember who gifted it, but that wrapping paper was nice. Wasn't … Continue reading Story of a wrapping paper

What happened before Sanju was the boss

[First published on 1st Feb'06, edited on 23rd Jun'09] A lot of music lovers here have been entertained by one talented singer called Adnan Sami. I have liked his songs once in a while too. But I have a problem with his music videos. Quite a few of his videos feature him with some of … Continue reading What happened before Sanju was the boss

And the clock struck 12

Presenting "Cinderella and her two hours love story" The wonderful exchange of mails between cinderella and the prince before the clock struck 12 . On one of the regular sad days of her life Cinderella opens her mail box to find the following, Prince Charming's 1st mail -  Dear Cinderella To cut through the crap this mail's … Continue reading And the clock struck 12

Yesterday’s dream

She finally found him. He lives in Mars and she in Venus...he has always seen her over the stars...she has always known him over the galaxies. One day she heard a knock on her doors. There was standing an angel, carrying a message from him to her, a message that was lightened up by the … Continue reading Yesterday’s dream

Just an ordinary Boy

It was a bad day in the vernacular class for him. Some other classmate that day, for some unknown reason, deprived him of the position of being the most ignorant and innocent boy in the class. For, as far as his memory could trace back, he had always walked in his classrooms and went straight … Continue reading Just an ordinary Boy

A farewell It was

From being ‘my new job’ to ‘my great job’ to ‘my life is great job’ to ‘I don’t like it any more job’ to ‘sick and tired job’ today having completed a full circle it finally became my ‘ex-job’. I have had farewells before, in school, college, previous jobs but one heck of a memorable … Continue reading A farewell It was

Anti Climax

21st May 2005 It was a terrible day today, bad start with a horrible fight with mom and sis. It was upsetting, sad. I felt like leaving the house and never come back. I can do that. Have even had packed my bags once, but alas, the logistics did not fell in the right place. … Continue reading Anti Climax

The First step

This is my first post, I am trying out this blog to share my strange but wonderful, bizarre but happy life with everyone out there. I have seen 28 winters so far. Although not very successful and happening, my life has been great a roller coaster ride so far and I am pretty sure I … Continue reading The First step