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An extract from a book that I love:

The little prince also pulled up, with a certain sense of dejection, the last little shoots of the baobabs. He believed that he would never want to return. (more…)


Of Evening Stars

Posted: April 4, 2011 in Stories

I received one essay as a message in my inbox a few days ago from the Free Binayak Sen Campaign. Beautifully written…It almost made me cry. What has the state of Chattisgarh come to? Is this the India our ancestors envisioned? 😦

Click here to read it.

P.S. You’ll understand all of it if you’ve been reading the news regularly.

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Insane: Part 3

Posted: March 25, 2011 in Stories

Here’s Part 1 and Part 2

Today was a busy day for Mumma. She was going to make the chicken dish that Meghna liked so much. Chicken was a lot of work, dicing and marinating and all of that. But Meghna loved it. She pulled open the kitchen cabinet door to look for the butcher’s knife she always kept wrapped up in the corner of the top shelf. It was missing. (more…)

Insane: Part 2

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Stories

Here’s Part 1 and Part 3

It has been four months already and my preparation is going along well. I do not black out any more, which is a good thing. Because when I do, I end up hurting myself or the people around me, imagining they were her. I must thank the doctors for eradicating my blackouts. They were dark periods of time, and I never remembered anything when I woke up from them. (more…)

Insane: Part 1

Posted: March 1, 2011 in Stories

Here’s Part 2

The day has come, and I am completely prepared for it. As I had been all along. It took five years of careful planning, but now I will be free.

People say it is a torture to be insane. The world thinks you are dangerous, and no one believes a word of what you say. No matter how much that annoys me, I cannot deny that I relish it. I love the attention. I love being insane. (more…)