Category Archives: fiction

Fiction – Seize the Day

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single girl in possession of a good boyfriend must be constantly reminded of her loveliness. Shefali Ahuja is no different. At various stages of our courtship, whenever my love for her had … Continue reading

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Fiction – Coffee Break

There I was, minding my own business, slurping my Java Chip Frappuccino and staring at the Kindle in my hand, lost in a medieval fantasy far removed from the sweltering streets of New Delhi — when she walked in. It … Continue reading

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The tree of books

Close your eyes and let your thoughts take you away from the city where you live. Your destination is a nondescript village deep in the Indian hinterland. You find yourself gliding through the air and looking down at an enormous … Continue reading

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The pregnant queen, the stinkiest fart and the perfect road trip

The human baby had gone back to the house, leaving one of his dinky cars behind. It was my only chance and I took it. Grasshoppers have a reputation for being good-for-nothing insects, but I am never lazy when it … Continue reading

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Writing a novel? Just tweet it

When Matt Stewart’s agent submitted his debut novel to publishing houses, he didn’t quite get the response he wanted. “Many of them loved it, but none were willing to buy what they viewed as a ‘risky’ novel — vivid language, … Continue reading

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