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July 20, 2012

Till sleep do us part!

Tiina wakes with a start. The nightmare is fresh in her mind. She does not scream, though. Save her heightened breathing and an increased pulse, nothing gives away the horror and dejection the dreams evoke. Swept along by a tide of the inevitable, she faces her destiny.Yep! A perfect start […]
July 17, 2012

Return to Seven Islands

I loved this exercise. When I opened to page 99, prophetically you could say, in the fashion of the foreshadow—a technique I love—this turned out to be my personal all-time favourite narrative of The Destiny of Shaitan. The paragraphs on this page were part of the original short-story which I […]
July 14, 2012

Romance of a London-Monsoon

“I am fed up of this rain.” My friend’s seventy-year old mother who had just flown in from Norway continued, “summers are normally good in Scandinavia, but this year Oslo is just like London!” “Oh! I actually find the rain quite… uh! Romantic” I replied softly, acutely conscious of how […]
July 8, 2012

Has “I want to f**k you” replaced “I love you?”

“I am haunted by the genitalia I saw on screen,” my young teenage friend was referring to the full on fellatio scene in Gandu a Bengali film directed by the director simply known as Q. who describes the film as a rap musical. “It was the only scene in the […]
July 6, 2012

Young Adult forever

My sister-in-law turned to me, “when Naman married you I thought you might lick him into shape. Little did I realise he was marrying someone just like himself.” She was of course referring to the—happy to spend life in pursuing my dreams—traveller who never wanted to settle down in one […]