What if? A Sunny story

Narayan kaka’s observant eyes did not miss much. As he cradled his nephew of a few hours lovingly in his arms, he noticed that the bundle of joy, kicking freely on being delivered from his mother’s womb, had a tiny little hole near the top of his left ear lobe. He …

The rag picker

Dearest Pablo, Trust this finds you in good health and cheer. I write to tell you that our ploy worked — and superbly at that. I have just got an e-mail from the World Press Photo Academy to say that I have got an honourable mention in the human interest …

A village story

I had to make haste to the village I had lived in from the time eight members of my family died in a tractor-trailer crash on their way to the mela in the nearest town. I had heard whispers in the neighbouring village that an urgent war council (read Panchayat) …