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The Alms

The multiple visits, petitions and urges to the bank had finally paid. The frustration and fatigue of travelling back home by a crammed public transport vehicle with varied odours of sweat more than oxygen to breath , after work suddenly didn’t hamper the smile on Naveen’s face. He waited for the bus everyday, tired, eager …

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The Midnight Date

“Coffee!” I broke him off his trail of thoughts. He took the coffee mug from me with an amiable smile. I sat along, with my cup onthe mat that had been laid on the balcony floor. It was my best-loved place; idealistically for the ‘me’ time. I sat down here to read novels in summer …

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The First AArti

It’s our favourite time of the year. The most divinely frolic week, it was the first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. With the arrival of bappa, the long-lost life of the house was retained after five months of brain-draining home quarantine. We cried on the top of throats “Ganpati Bappa Morya” during the arrival procession, and it …

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