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Wooing Geeta…Part 2

By Navneet Bakshi / June 19, 2021

                                                                                ***********WOOING GEETA- PART 2********** Before I could open my heart to Geeta, her father got transferred to Amritsar. They went away with all their belongings leaving behind with me my longings. She took with her my little ‘bleating’ heart. What was left with me was a big void where the heart used to be.…

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WOOING GEETA- Part 1

By Navneet Bakshi / June 5, 2021

Geeta. Aha! what a name! Song of the meaning of life, and so true she was to her name. She was of my age. She was the younger sister of my sister’s friend. We met sometimes when I went to fetch my sister home from their house. Their father was a Superintendent of Police (you…

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“Panauti”

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

“Panauti” Story By Vikram Karve _______________ PROLOGUE In the Navy there is a term called “Jonah”. “Jonah” means a sailor (or passenger) whose presence on board a ship brings bad luck and endangers the ship. Extended to the civilian world – a “Jonah” is a person who carries a jinx and brings bad luck. The title…

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THE “OTHER” WOMAN

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

This is a Story of – a Husband – a Wife – and – the “Other” Woman… I am – The “Other” Woman… Here is my story… __________ THE “OTHER” WOMAN Story By Vikram Karve __________ Dramatis Personae Rohan – The Husband Lata – The Wife Nisha – The “Other” Woman (Narrator of the Story) __________…

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How to go on a Shopping Date

By Vikram Karve / February 6, 2021

SHOPPING DATING Thanks to COVID-19 Lockdown followed by COVID Phobia – I haven’t been able to go on a shopping date with my “Better Half” since March 2020. A few months ago – with the easing of lockdown – most markets, malls and shops opened – but – due to COVID Phobia – my wife…

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Love Jihad.

By RAMARAO Garimella / September 13, 2020

Syed and Gayatri didn’t mean to fall in love, but it happened. Love doesn’t look at logic or backgrounds, and least of all, religion. Gayatri was from a conventional South Indian family that went to a temple every Saturday. Syed bought goats for his family every Eid. That said it all. Their paths would never…

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Quantum Weirdness.

By RAMARAO Garimella / August 17, 2020

 Quantum weirdness.  John shot up from the bed and sat on the edge transfixed. He didn’t know what hit him and why he felt the shock. He closed his eyes and tried to figure out what made him leave the lovemaking halfway just as his wife was coming to.  When he opened his eyes after…

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