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The elusive revenge

Seconds before the Molvi sahib began the Zuhr prayers, one Friday, I received a call each on my two phones, one after the other. I didn’t pay any heed to the incessant vibration in my left pocket, but when my... Continue Reading →

95 ways to suppress the revolt of 5% miscreant population

The “unemployed youth”, “masked agitators” and jilted lovers drunk on the rhetoric of “separatists” and Zakir Naik stand their ground defiantly and the government, too, is in no mood to relent.

The Wrong Roll Number

This short-story was first published here In the uptown Srinagar’s Gonikhan area, Syethe – a neighbourhood bully sat on a shop front in a melancholic state. It was a cold winter evening, with mini clouds of breath preceding the people,... Continue Reading →

The ‘Possessed’ Friend

This short-story was first published here Standing outside the black-painted gate of this three-storey house in Srinagar’s volatile Maisuma locality, Junaid moves his hand towards the doorbell. He is perspiring and nervous – a bit frightened, too. It’s mid August... Continue Reading →

The ‘Suicide’- A short story

There’s a ‘corpse’ lying at the hospital morgue and the blame for ‘murder’ lies on Maddy. But Maddy is sipping tea, with his friends, at the Peerzu restaurant (he had stopped going to his favorite Hollywood restaurant after the owner... Continue Reading →

The Fault in My Stars – Finale

This is the part three of the three-part-series write-up. Read the First part here and the Second here… The following is a work of fiction and satire and any resemblance to any person or event would be utterly shocking A... Continue Reading →

The Fault in My Stars- Two

(This is the Part Two of the three-part series write-up. Read the Part One here) The following is a work of fiction and satire and any resemblance to any person or thing would be utterly shocking  Please do not proceed... Continue Reading →

She knows, I don’t

(Guest post by Aijaz Roxx) “On the day of reckoning when God will hold everyone accountable for their sins and will call all of us to say why you guys did this and that, I will get up and say:... Continue Reading →

The Fault in My Stars

(Disclaimer: The following write-up is a work of fiction and satire. Any resemblance to any person or organisation would be utterly shocking) At 24 I was completely broke. Worse: I was madly and hopelessly in love with my two-years-older-than-I girlfriend.... Continue Reading →

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