Sub-continental passion

The sight will be etched in my mind’s eye for years to come. As the captain of the chartered flight ferrying us from Chandigarh to Lahore for the 1996 World Cup cricket final drew our attention to the border thousands…

Nothing fishy about this one!

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…

A rainy lesson!

From behind the wheelI watched the quartetin a verdant parkAcross the boundary wall. Bare torsosNo apparent concernUnfettered joyAs they romanced the rain Squealing in delightSwinging highCatching the rainEarlier than otherwise Instinct workedDesire surfacedRain beckonedThe door opened Logic intervenedThoughts of shoesAnd…

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…