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Dream

The February nights were unusually warm that year, snow was missing from the roads, everything lay bare and uncovered ,and the life kept going like a henna cone on bride’s hands. The house at the river bank was calm, soothing and silent. His nose was...

A Rendezvous In The Troubled Land – Kashmir

"All the boys of our village are deciding to stage protests at the main Chowk in the evening", said Fatima Aunty beginning a daily routine of discussions about the “tehreek”. “Why should they not? It is our movement.” Rahim khan spoke with air of pride. “Khoday...

I Was Four Month’s Pregnant When They Killed Him

Colourful Colourless Mornings What is the colour of mornings? All hues in a passing. Red like his blood-drenched clothes. Pale like his lifeless face. Black like the smoke of people gathering around. Wailing. Shouting. Raging. Green like the flag raised on his adeau. Oh, it burns...

Agony Inside – A Story From Kashmir

It was a blissful morning. The frosty air was blowing, unleashing the magical music of vibrating leaves. The hem of the Sun was accruing from the mountains painting the atmosphere with gold. Seeing this tranquil atmosphere my soul was craving for a...

The Confidant

It was the first night of Chilaikalan, she ventured out all by herself. In the stillness, a calm descended on her and she realized that this was her moment. It was at this unearthly hour, she could be her best. Treading across the...

The Love Birds Of Dystopia

She smacked the table and left the thud restless. This is the beat of her life too -- restless. She grabs her red sling bag with golden-shackle-shaped long strap and leaves to meet the daily rumours about the uncertain death of Faiz. Faiz, her Faiz....

The Wedding Dress

In the wee hours of the morning, the bride to be sat near the foot of her bed, facing the west, the direction of Qiblah. It had been a long night. Her father had returned from the hospital just an hour before Fajr prayers....

Dreadful Dusk

Dusk had fallen heavily over the frail film of the jaded river. Every wave had carried much filth today. Muck of imprudent figures and bitter quivering of human heart too had dumped aborted emotions. Venomous rattle and hoot of hypocrites on one hand and...

The mourning

The room was tepid. He was in the midst of the horde. His mother was singing praises of him. Other women joined the chorus. They sang in unison. Encircled by a swarm of people, he reclined silent. I heard a girl saying, "Let me...

Diary Of A Pellet Victim Who Lost Her Vision

Cricket’s making their usual sounds, squirrels finding ways to escape, the sun below the line of shining. It is again so beautiful to remind humans that they are the blessed one. Supermans, as everybody stares at the hole without blinking. The six gaps from...

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