November 20, 2016

Hope and Distress

“There is nothing left for us here. We’ve been cheated. We need to go,” lamented the old man, Prabhakar, to his family. “What about the other families?” asked his wife, Parvathy. “We all are leaving at midnight. All of us met with the advocate. And, he told us that we better leave at the earliest,” […]

A Walk in The Storm

Everyday, on his way to home from work, Michael walks for a few minutes after parking his car. He thinks about the day at work and tries to get off the images – good or bad – about work from his mind. Michael always preferred to go home with complete peace and be nice to […]

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The Remorseless

Ved and Keerthana made all the required plans. With the help of his friends, Ved could book flight tickets for the first flight next morning to Bangalore. He was confident of securing a job in Bangalore within a month. Unlike every other day since he restricted his daughter’s activities, she seemed to be very happy. […]

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Tunnels Across The Globe

In a distant village in Karnataka, Kaushik was taking care of his paddy fields when his wife, Gowri came to meet him. Kaushik looked around and noticed that all the other farmers have left for lunch. She quickly rushed her to the hut at the corner of their field under the large tree. Gowri said, […]

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Untamed Distress

A bank robbery happened in 21st North. Jason rushed there in time and worked in other cops to track the thieves in a couple of hours. Jason is considered to be an expert in handling such cases. After returning back to his office, he was lauded by everyone for handling the case deftly. He went […]

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Planting Fears

Shivanna is a roadside tea vendor who was known for his funny gestures and respect towards regular customers. As always, he had some new visitors. One of them thought that Shivanna would not know English and kept on talking to someone on the phone about something. As soon as this visitor left, Shivanna called up […]

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A Lovely Infraction

Harika looked around. She thought for a moment and decided not to kill herself. She contemplated many ideas and thought about making her life better. Finally, she decided to face her step mother get what she deserved – respect and money. Harika felt a whiff of fresh air and a great new positive energy. For […]

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Light and Shadows

It was as though Ved won the lottery. He got everything he wanted, and all of a sudden. All his life he waited for his uncle’s death. Ved never liked his uncle. He felt that his uncle considered life to be a military parade and wanted everyone to follow strict military rules and lead a […]

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The Mysterious Voice

“Why do you keep calling me again and again?” asked Harish to the stranger on the phone. “Because I love you and I love to talk with you,” said the girl on the phone. The stranger kept on talking something or the other. Though Harish wanted to stop talking with her, he liked her voice […]

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A Murky Affair

“Your wife has come to meet you,” said the cop to Raman. Raman could not control his tears as soon as he saw his wife from behind the bars. He said, “I did not kill her. This is a plot.” Raman’s wife Pragati said, “I know. I feel there is something more than just this […]

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A Noxious Approach

Sadashivam leads a happy life in his farmhouse in the outskirts of the city with his wives and children. When his first wife was bed-ridden, he had to marry her sister to take care of their daughter. Later, he had a son with his second wife. They all lived happily together without any hassles. Sadashivam’s […]

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The Dawn

Sridhar and Akshara got married like any other couple. Two days after their wedding ceremony, they left for their honeymoon to a hill station. Akshara was angry that Sridhar chose to go to a hill station within the country. She wanted to go to an international honey moon destination like all her friends. Akshara avoided […]

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A Bizarre Predicament

Keerthana looked around anxiously. Being confident that there was no one around, she sneaked into the interrogation chambers where Ved was asked to wait since morning. Keerthana said, “Why don’t you tell them everything? Tell them you are just a doctor and you have nothing to do with anti-nationals and their activities. Do you have […]

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True Valor

Ved and Hemant were waiting for their bus. They were eager to begin the next step of their journey. They enrolled together in a post graduation course. And, they started out their trip together. They have been friends for the last five years. They felt glad that they both got selected in the college. They […]

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The Missing Mobs

Karthik is a police inspector in a small town which had very little crime rate. More often, Karthik and his team received complaints only about stolen vehicles and missing pet animals. He always wanted a huge dose of adventure. But, this town and its citizens were frightened of committing sins as they believed that the […]

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