My homage to one of the greatest writers of the past century
The smile refused to leave David’s face as he looked at Shyam and said, “Then why am I here Shyam. Why have you chosen to see me? Wouldn’t you rather be somewhere else? Even taking a stroll down that lovely lawn outside your office instead of meeting me?”
Shyam was a little taken aback with David’s presumption. It only fueled his animosity that much more as he picked up a sheaf of papers and flung it at David. “The only reason you are here with me is because I want to know how a 250 million dollar grant was sent across to you three months ago from my personal savings account. I have no recollection of this incident and I thought that I should provide you with an opportunity to speak for yourself before I bring down the wrath of God wrapped neatly within a law suit on your scrawny little shoulders” growled Shyam menacingly his voice no louder than a whisper. Continue reading
It has been some time since I last wrote. I hope this little story, that binds the madness of our past to that of our present is sufficient apology…
I looked out at the valley below the hill on which the fort had been constructed. The mist had entrenched itself asymmetrically amidst the greens, like cotton in a child’s soapbox. The smoky wisps that had escaped along the trail the man had taken to arrive at the castle’s foot had now been all but repaired. What was it that caused my disconcertion? Why was I so worried? I did not know. And this was after all, just one man. If I allowed him in, it would have been a job done well, no matter the unease I felt within. Continue reading
It was eight in the evening as I got ready to leave. Another redundant day was behind me, another packfull of cigarettes had been exhausted off their nicotine laced leaves. I was about to leave when the phone rang. A sound that titillated me now bored me to death. What the fuck was it now? Continue reading
Mahalaya heralds the return of the Goddess through incomprehensible mantras, drum beats, and blaring loudspeakers to a country that embraces the holidays she provides… but rapes her, sticks a bottle inside her uterus and then tears her belly apart.
Four days of government sanctioned holidays after all Continue reading