Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Mother and the Mistress.

 “No. We need to wait. Wait another half an hour. That’s all.” “What is this sir.? Rahukaalam( inauspicious time according to the Hindu almanac) will start soon. The dead body has to be taken to the graveyard.” the priest was … Continue reading

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A Night Duty in the Emergency Unit

  “Sir!” I came running to the bedside where the postgraduate was desperately trying to resuscitate a patient who was rapidly worsening. “Whats it Kiran?” He didn’t even look at me, and just curtly barked as he heaved upon the … Continue reading

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Claustrophobic in the Cosmopolis

I don’t remember the house I was born. It was in a Railway quarter in the hot sweaty town of Titlagarh in interior Orissa. It was in the height of Summer and the Hailey’s comet had just passed us by … Continue reading

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