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nostalgia

The Song of Stench

I wake up into a lazy sunday morning, the yellow rays of a mellow sun pushing through the fluttering curtains. I can’t see the sun, but the distant horizon running parallel to my window sill has turned orange. The twinkling… Continue Reading →

Uncivilized I want to stay!

My three year kid loves birds and animals. He asks me questions on who can eat whom or who will win if there is a fight between the two. These hypothetical questions are difficult to answer. But I try, using… Continue Reading →

Chal Meri Luna

While cycling back home from a morning cycling trip to the Bhubaneswar Golf Club, I passed a Luna overloaded with gunny sacks hanging on its slender sides, moving up a slope. I was slow, tired as I was from over… Continue Reading →

Waking up to a Different Morning

One morning, I wake up not to the hoarse sound of concrete mixers and diesel generators, but to birds tweeting and chirping invisibly atop the trees around my house. Sitting on the verandah, I see squirrels scurry about, pausing at little fruits dropped… Continue Reading →

Illogical Involuntaries

I tore open the packet hoping nothing except what I know it contained. As I was about to throw the envelope into the trash can, a neatly folded paper floated out, settling quickly onto the floor. I picked it up… Continue Reading →

Memories of a Grandfather

Exactly one year ago, after my dinner at night, my mother had called me to say that my grandfather is probably no more. She used the world “probably” to lessen the shock it would have on me, because last time… Continue Reading →

I will Come Back One Day

No more would the wooden swivel chair rock me for 70 restless minutes. No more would I push two doors to enter into the air-conditioned sleeping chamber or turn back every minute to curse the lazy minute hand that keeps… Continue Reading →

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