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THE GIFT OF A MACHINE — EXCERPT FROM DILLI MUMBAI LOVE STORY

THE GIFT OF A MACHINE — EXCERPT FROM DILLI MUMBAI LOVE STORY

Out below the clouds I rode, waving at the moon. On a black bike I rode, a dream that… We were going to live that dream again. Soon. In a minute. The rain was beating down on us like crazy. The moon was a faint silhouette behind the clouds. You wouldn’t look up and say […]

PARTINGS

PARTINGS

When I found her I was overjoyed. Or rather she found me. Most of the times it happened that way. She was the active one, doing things, taking decisions, defining boundaries. Let’s go to the beach, we shouldn’t talk right now, let’s part. She was the one who left me. We parted at her insistence. […]

A STORY DREAMT FROM VIVALDI’S MANDOLIN CONCERTO

A STORY DREAMT FROM VIVALDI’S MANDOLIN CONCERTO

The girl got up from her bed. Nimbly she put her step forward. One. Two. Three. Thump. She rose in the air. Four. Thump again. She went up once more. She bounced like a balloon on its exquisitely small buttoned tail, and went up so high she hit her head on the roof. ‘Ouch! That […]

THE LOST WORD

THE LOST WORD

‘I was seeking him on orders from ammi, and saw he was searching for something. Searching vehemently, throwing books from his bookcase upon his bed. He was seldom that impatient with books, always treating them tenderly, making a fuss over them. I knew something was wrong then. So I went and asked him what was […]

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