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The Amnesiac! (Part V)

“Radha, you’re married?” Vishwanath asked, quizzically. “I didn’t know that.” “Me neither… I mean, I just got married. Keshav, will you please excuse me. I want to speak to Vishwa in private for a minute.” “Ok,” Keshav said slowly looking at Vishwanath head to toe once. “Come back to the ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part IV)

“I will not stay with you in one room,” Radha put her foot down. “And attract everybody’s attention? No, Ma’am,” he seemed to be enjoying it. “But, you can take the bed. I’ll take the couch, at night.” He had her in a bad position, but, she couldn’t help it, ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part III)

Radha added for the benefit of Asha, “The True Story got involved when the resort owner, a very good friend of Mr. Iyer, asked my editor to send a reporter. Because of the lackadaisical attitude of the police department, he was on the verge of losing his business.” “Ma’am, only ...

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The Amnesiac! (Part II)

“Speak to the editor. That’s the way you usually work around problems,” Radha turned her face away from the senior inspector. The editor told Keshav that Aakash had been given a very dangerous assignment. He was investigating certain mysterious happenings in a place just outside the city limits near Thane ...

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The Amnesiac!

“Hello,” Radha spoke into the office phone. “Hello? Is that Radha?” “Who’s this?” “It’s Keshav. Have you blocked my number on your cell phone? Your number is unreachable.” “You could have called me with a different name. Why did you give your real name?” She was still upset with him ...

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A Poem

My daughters began writing poems and stories from their childhood. We have collected them since then. While sorting them out we had placed all of them together at one place. Most of them needed to be typed into the computer. I am sharing one of my daughter’s poems here, which have ...

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The Human Bond! (Part II)

“We should save it,” Radha blurted and was about to get down from the moving rickshaw. But, Asha held her back, as they rounded the circle in front of the telephone booth. “Let’s move away before those hooligans see us,” Aakash exclaimed to the driver. The driver did not wait ...

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The Human Bond!

A very disgusting, disgraceful and dreadful thing happened in Mumbai on December 7, 1992. Babri Masjid was demolished and Mumbai began burning due to riots! I was studying then and was almost caught in the crossfire between the warring communities. Luckily, by God’s grace, I returned home in one piece. ...

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Oh, Boy! What have I done!

I wrote this poem after I completed my M.Sc. in Botany. During our degree course, we were supposed to cut plants and make slides and herbaria out of them. On that fateful day, we were standing in the line to apply for my degree certificate in the University Campus. I ...

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