Category: Fiction

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…

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…

A hero learns to keep the mind in the present

“I love you.” The voice seemed a distant echo. Bhaskar Ghosh had just won his fifth successive National heavyweight boxing championship. It was a piece of cake but coming three months before the Asian Games, a confidence booster. He could…