Category Archives: snip-snippet

Surat: the Faces

2002: the town was spectacularly clean, rabidly wiped in the aftermath of the plague. 2002: the town stank- of blood shed, of lives lost, of religions livid, of saffron and crescent mooned green. P.S: I was in this town in … Continue reading

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Hurt

It wasn’t the first time but she couldn’t say it hurt less now. Those spaces in time when red took over and colored itself in welts on her son’s tender skin. His whimpers hurt her. Every single time. Wrote this … Continue reading

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Law against Sex

i did not approve. i inveighed against this rigid world with its carapaces of codes of conduct- hard, unwavering.i was all in favor of grays and had lobbied strongly against the black and white option because i’m all for freedom … Continue reading

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Eye of the Needle

He sounded like a cheap, broken record, going on and on and anon, on what I shouldn’t have done, how I never get it right and why I was unfit to work in any capacity, anywhere on planet earth. Oh, tell me … Continue reading

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the hand-wringer

I respected her and her opinion, an expert she sure was, on all things that mattered. So, when she told me that the last thing I should do was say that I could take care of myself, thank you, I listened and wished I could … Continue reading

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Lies in red

Red all over the place- roses and bleeding (not quite, but almost) hearts and red candles that even seemed to have red flames and red cutlery too. The only other colour was the bright green and gold that was draped … Continue reading

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Wholly uncool

New event in athletics- running, hampered by a bulky, prospectively unsteady baggage on your back, dressed not in the stretchiest of trousers, buttoned to the throat, replete with a  tie that flaps and distracts you. Shoes, you can choose. But this is serious and your … Continue reading

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Pen-pal

“You are my inhalation. I live and breathe you. My thoughts are only of you. You elevate me. You reduce me. You envelop me.  I adore the practicality that brims in you. I enjoy the effort you put in. You this. You that. You the other. ” The … Continue reading

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Picture-perfect

She was standing so close, I could lean out and touch her. I did too. She didn’t move. Wow, this is my lucky day and I am spinning into a dream come true, in red and gold with specks of … Continue reading

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Aflutter

She liked the pigeon. It was shivering, just like her, wet from the droplets that kept dripping off the sun-shade and plopping atop the two of them. The window- ledge was slippery with moss, half-heartedly littered with plastic and a few chips of … Continue reading

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