The Reunion – I

Twenty-five years! That’s how long it had been, twenty-five years, since we had first set foot upon the campus of Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University. When we went to join the medical school, we were young men and women, little more than kids, fresh out of schools, still wet behind the ears and... Continue Reading →

Taking Chance

A beneficial spinoff of the Corona pandemic induced lockdown has been that I have been able to catch up on some great movies in the free time that most of us have been forced to endure. Although there were several remarkable movies I saw recently, the most memorable one that comes to my mind is... Continue Reading →

The Ocean Whisperer – III

Shackles? The word resonated inside my head a couple of times, going around till it became a distant echo. They also had a piece of rope around their neck. Their hands were tied behind their back with ropes which cut into their skins, revealing the bones. The children shifted uneasily, in pain. Their clothes were... Continue Reading →

The Ocean Whisperer – II

The Sun had finally gone, plonked into the sea as a ripe apple falls from the tree, leaving the world in relative darkness. The moon rose from the east, a white, cold disc of cheerfulness, shining a weak light over the ocean, and the forest adjoining the retreat. A few lights from the hotel twinkled... Continue Reading →

The Ocean Whisperer – I

The breeze was warm and moist, and carried a plethora of smells as it blew across the beach - it smelt of fishes, trees, wet sand and brine. It rustled the shrubs which bordered the beach and swayed the trees which stood solemnly at a distance from the hotel where we were staying. An occasional... Continue Reading →

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