Category Archives: people

सुना है बम फटा है

सुना है बम फटा है दूसरे मुल्क में अफगानी काबुल में चलो हम तो बचे हुए हैं और वो तो हम नहीं वो जो रहते हैं काबुल में रात के आसमान में तारे ढूँढ़ते हुए एक ख्याल आ मिला याद … Continue reading

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Amma and I (Fiction: Short Story)

On the second shelf in the kitchen are two mugs- orange and yellow. Amma and I bought these together from the neighborhood market some months ago; she wanted to spend time with me over chai. I have been living with … Continue reading

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“Madam are you from Japan?”

“Madam are you from Japan?” For a moment I thought he was kidding me, but unfortunately he wasn’t! Just because I had stepped out of the airport with a friend from Manipur and distinct features, I was perceived to be … Continue reading

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A letter unsent to a friend: A letter to no one

Dear ………… Hope this letter finds you well. I thought of writing to you because I like to write and I like the thought that you , with that calm on your face, would be reading it. That the depth … Continue reading

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Everything but the room on the roof

Unlike my childhood hero Rusty, I never exactly had the room on the roof, I did however move from room to room. Some of them are recalled here: Balcony mein room: It was the funniest setting ever; basically we were … Continue reading

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Meerut Post 2: Meerut Ki kainchiyan! (Scissors)

If you haven’t used a scissor made in Meerut, you have missed out on an excellent cutting experience my friend. Its only when I moved out of Meerut for my Graduation, that I learnt of Meerut’s Scissors. I gifted one … Continue reading

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Meerut: Post 1: Bakri Mohalla

I was born and brought up in Meerut. But to be really honest, I don’t think I ever lived as a part of Meerut, I never tried to connect with my city, never tried to learn of its history or … Continue reading

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