• The Love Affair I Got Comfortable With!
    Diyaa | 15-Oct-2019
    She hugged him tight and cried. It was a dark stormy night. The clouds were intensely close, waiting to squeeze tight together and burst out. Nature was mimicking human emotions virtually. Zara didn’t want to leave him; not now at least. She was in love. The kind of love wherein you don’t know if you are better together in a cuddly embrace for some time or lost in each other's thoughts all day. But this was the deciding time of her life. Amit stayed just one block ahead of Zara. She was visiting her parent’s house those days and so was he. She made it a point to see him every time he came around. They loved meeting up for coffees. It always struck me hard when I saw men keep themselves free for other women so easily. I never found the time for my own, forget any other. Probably that explains the whole chaos around me now. Oh well, I still haven't introduced myself. I am Rahul, Zara’s husband and this is my story. She used to mention about Amit a lot. They were childhood friends. Thei
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  • The Love Affair I Got Comfortable With!
    Diyaa | 15-Oct-2019
    She hugged him tight and cried. It was a dark stormy night. The clouds were intensely close, waiting to squeeze tight together and burst out. Nature was mimicking human emotions virtually. Zara didn’t want to leave him; not now at least. She was in love. The kind of love wherein you don’t know if you are better together in a cuddly embrace for some time or lost in each other's thoughts all day. But this was the deciding time of her life. Amit stayed just one block ahead of Zara. She was visiting her parent’s house those days and so was he. She made it a point to see him every time he came around. They loved meeting up for coffees. It always struck me hard when I saw men keep themselves free for other women so easily. I never found the time for my own, forget any other. Probably that explains the whole chaos around me now. Oh well, I still haven't introduced myself. I am Rahul, Zara’s husband and this is my story. She used to mention about Amit a lot. They were childhood friends. Thei
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  • Asmita Javdekar | 01-Apr-2019
    Miraya had just turned thirteen and Mohit, nine.They were like any other pair of siblings, at that age.Goofing around, quarrelling, pulling each other’s legs. Basically, annoying the life out of each other.A straight forward dialogue exchange was nearly extinct, in their relationship.With both parents being celebrated surgeons in the city, the children had tasted independence at a young age and had grown accustomed to solving problems, by themselves.      It was a Wednesday and Miraya was irritable since morning.She decided to drag her self to school as she had a Physics test.Her stomach was cramping, her head was throbbing and her energy sapping with every passing minute.For a reason unknown to her, she wanted to just bawl.The school nurse asked her to have some water and use the toilet.To her horror, right inside the stinky school loo, she met with her first period, head on!!Although she had heard stories from friends and had attended the “Puberty and Hygiene” workshop, noth
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  • Asmita Javdekar | 22-Feb-2019
    After being neck deep in completing her presentation for 32hours without a wink, Riddhi decided to head straight to Nook; a nearby Restobar. She definitely needed a stiff one, before hitting the sack.Meandering through the packed restaurant to her usual bar stool, her eye caught a couple of familiar faces.It was a mother- daughter duo from her building, probably waiting for the man of the house to join them for dinner.As soon as Riddhi waved across to them, the young mother distracted her little daughter to look away in another direction.Riddhi was fully aware that within the conservative walls of her building compound, her care a damn lifestyle and reckless ways were frowned upon.Not being rattled at all, she ordered her Taslisker double on the rocks and munched away on the accompanying soya chips and almonds. Deciding to forgo dinner, she called for an Uber and moved into the open patio for a quick smoke.Vandana and her very sleepy six year old were looking for a rickshaw to get back home. Riddhi offered th
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  • The perfect mistake
    Diyaa | 11-Feb-2019
    Sara was a charming twenty-one years young lady who recently stepped into her newly wedded life. Couple of months into this wedlock, she was still trying to adjust to the new life. It was a novel experience for her, from changing homes to cities to friends and now families. Everything was different. Since she was young, she fitted herself very easily into her new space. Rahul, her husband worked with the Indian navy, because of which he had to shift his home base near the port. He had left his family soon after he joined work. His parents lived in a city which was three hours away from his.   He was used to living alone many months of the year while the other months he sailed to far off places. He took good care of Sara now that he had her around. He made her feel very comfortable in his world. Clubbing, dinners, movies had filled their days. They even did groceries together. She remembered their honeymoon to snowcapped mountains in the Swiss. That one week had really bought them close to each other.
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  • Star Crossed
    Manali Jobanputra | 01-Dec-2017
    Like coffee on a cold winter night, Like the morning sunrise after a dark stormy night, he walked into her life, her Mr. RIGHT !   No it wasn’t the cliched love at first sight, nor was it the typical conventional love story; meet, date, repeat! NOOOO, this was absofuckinglutelyexceptional.   They saw each other everyday, but rarely even said ‘Hi’. Their paths crossed several times a day, but every time they’d just walk away. Then one beautiful morning, he sat beside her talking about some random shit, (probably the first time they ever spoke) and she was totally amused by his non-stop talking, coordinated hand gestures and timely expressions. Something about him piqued her interest, she had no idea what. Maybe his non-stop talking and expressions :p   He hadn’t intrigued her enough for her to be attracted to him. She enjoyed his company but his absence didn’t really matter, when he spoke, she’d laugh and giggle but she’d be ok
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  • The Paramour (Part 4)
    Manali Jobanputra | 01-Dec-2017
    Who is Kate Moreau?  Is she a TRIAD monitor? Clones? Rebecca the owner?  So many questions, but the wait is now over. Here are the answers, and the last part of the story.       Kate Moreau, 23,  Evolution Development Biologist. That’s who she is, with a PhD in Experimental Evolutionary Developmental Biology, she has been the head scientist at TRIAD. The business firm was just the front, and she was assigned as Neal’s monitor. Eventually they fell in love, but she had to continue performing her duties towards TRIAD.   Rebecca Lowe, the owner of TRIAD had assigned her to be his monitor. Kate didn’t realize when her charade turned into reality and she really fell in love with Neal. She was trapped, neither could she leave TRIAD, nor could she tell Neal the truth as she was bound by a contract.     Neal on the other hand was still in shock at what had recently unfolded before him. He was furious and hurt both, and decided to confront Kate. H
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  • The Paramour (Part 3)
    Manali Jobanputra | 01-Dec-2017
    Before the taxi could come to a complete halt, Neal swung open the door and jumped off towards the park gate. He rushed inside and started looking for Felix and his son Theodore. Far away under a huge tree, he spotted his son Theo sitting on a bench eating candy floss, and Felix sitting next to him.   He was astonished to see that Felix resembled him exactly. He lifted Theo in his arms and hugged him. He looked at Felix half angry and half confused and said ” What do you want?”  Felix looked at him helplessly and said  “Sir, I am really sorry for doing this but I needed your help to solve a huge problem”   Even though Neal was angry, he could see the honesty in Felix‘ eyes and thus chose to at least listen to him. He was also curious to ask how they both resembled each other.  He asked Felix to meet him at the same place after an hour as he wanted to go home and drop off Theo home safely
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  • The Web of Friendhsip
    Team Kalamwali | 19-Sep-2017
    A lovely perspective on friendship by the 9 years on Saanvi Shrivastava who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing Workshop this summer.    The Web of Friendship   Chapter 1: Once upon a time, there was a big park with lots and lots of grass. Everyone was happy in the park. There were just a few people who were not at all happy in that park. And they were the insects, the grass and the flowers. They would all get really angry when kids came there and squashed them, stamped them mindlessly while playing and running.  “What can we do?” they asked each other. “We can’t even run away from this place, we just have to stay here. And no one will even hear us when we try to tickle them and tell them that we are getting hurt.” One day, a girl came in the park. Her name was Sabrina. “Aargghh!” groaned one flower. “Get ready for getting squashed and stamped on again!” But the plants, flowers, grass and insects were in for a surprise. Sabrina
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  • The Paramour (Part 2)
    Manali Jobanputra | 13-Sep-2017
    Neal Caffrey, 32, New Yorker! Simple yet Smart, Charming in his own unique way, Neal was a gem. He owned a beautiful house at Park Avenue, where he lived with his wife and his 3 year old kid. He loved the city and he loved his family.  Neal Caffrey, 32 Neal was the Owner and Founder of  Nite Owl Food’s Pvt. Ltd. A growing food chain that serves and delivers food to your door step 24×7, It had been only a year since he founded Nite Owl Food’s and it was already flourishing with outlets everywhere from Manhattan to Vegas.   Neal was a self-made man. He came over every obstacle and faced every challenge alone. He made Nite Owl Food’s what it is today.  His dream to see Nite Owl Food’s expand at a global level and have outlets in every country. Neal sat in his dream office, as he looked back on how far he had come. He had a sense of contentment and a charming smile on his face. He sat going through his files, when he received a call from an unknown number. &n
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  • Tia's World
    Team Kalamwali | 03-Sep-2017
      This story is a work of fiction by a 9 year old who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing Workshop in the summer of 2017.  TIA’S WORLD   Chapter 1 “Tia, are you ready?” shouted her mother. “Yeah, Mom I am almost done” shouted Tia, the worm. “Come on fast, we have to go and look for a house…remember??” shouted her mother again. Tia rushed downstairs and quickly wore her shoes. She and her mother came out of their house. “Tia, listen you go on the right and search for houses while I go on the left. If you find anything, just call for me” said her mother. “Ok,” said Tia, “Bye bye…” Tia turned to the right to search for a new house as her home had almost broken due to the earthquake a few days ago.Every day Tia and her parents went hunting for a house while her grandparents and her little brother and sister would stay at home. Today Tia’s father was busy. So she and her mother had to go out an
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  • The Paramour (Part 1)
    Manali Jobanputra | 31-Jul-2017
    As the morning rays fell on her unlined baby face, she slowly opened her eyes to see him lay there, right beside her. Her face lit up, and her lips flashed a beautiful smile. She loved waking up to him, his presence made her bubbly and happy. He was the part that completed her heart. She kissed him on his cheek, and got out of bed to whip up some breakfast. She couldn’t stop smiling, it felt as though she slept with a hanger in her mouth :p She hummed her favorite songs and skipped around the house finishing her chores.. It seemed like she had everything. She tiptoed  to the bedroom, and sat beside him. Bent low and kissed him on his forehead, trying to wake him. He opened his eyes, and flashed the most gorgeous smile at her. Aww his smile, her heart sank and she was lost in the beauty of the moment. He kissed her hand and said “good morning babe”, oh it was perfect. Her beautiful penthouse offering a breath taking view of New York City, her multi-million dollar firm, a
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  • The Magical Shoes
    Team Kalamwali | 18-Jul-2017
    Another brilliant piece of fiction by the 9 year old Saanvi Shrivasthava who attended Kalamwali's Creative Writing & Storytelling for Kids this summer.            “Mom, let’s go and buy me a pair of shoes. The light blue ones with golden stars are too tight for me,” Peter said. “Absolutely not! We just bought a pair of shoes for you two days ago. Try those,” his mother said. “Mumma, will you buy me a Barbie doll?” Peter’s little sister, Mia said. “Of course, dear. We’ll go right away,” her mother said. “It’s not fair!” roared Peter.          “What is not fair?” Mia asked, sweetly. “You have a million, bazillion, trillion dolls and I have just 5 pai….” –Peter said and suddenly stopped. His mother had gone to the bathroom and Mia had gone to her room to play with her dolls. Peter groaned. All of a sudd
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  • Excerpts from The Other End of the Corridor ( Fiction)
    Sujata Rajpal | 30-May-2017
    He had straight, neatly cut hair; sharp, intelligent eyes and distant eyebrows. I couldn’t make out whether his eyes were black or brown; it had a tinge of both the shades, but more of brown. His face was broad, but also on longish side, and not moon shaped like Vishal’s. Dusky complexion not dark like mine, long sharp nose, and light brown fully curved lips added to his boyish charm. A soft dimple showed on his right cheek when he stretched his lips into a smile.  I quickly turned my face away when Jai paused in the middle of a sentence; he had caught me observing his facial expressions. “Hello, where are you?” he waved his fingers in front of my nose to bring me back. Embarrassed, I suddenly got up.  “I should leave now, I am getting late,” I said. Even before I knew what I was saying, I had reached the door of the coffee shop. From the corner of my eyes, I saw him looking at me through the large glass window while I walked shyly on the footpath. His face wa
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  • Dr Manjiri Prabhu | 30-May-2017
    An excerpt from "The Trail of Four" Stefan sucked in his breath, his heart plummeting to the pit of his stomach. The rain splattered all around the Schloss garden, the lawn underwater and everything slippery. Two of his men stepped out of the pond, hauling the body over the edge. The Hercules statue towered behind them, a large looming shadow with features invisible in the darkness. Twoothers held large open umbrellas, and flashlights to light up their way.‘Good job, boys! Be careful, this part of the pond is virtually untouched,’ Stefan cautioned, trying to keep his emotions in check. In reality, he felt an icy hand clutch his insides. If he was right, then the worst nightmare had begun.‘It’s the dogs. They sniffed it out. Which was really lucky, because this pond is much further away from the Schloss, kind of hidden behind these tall trees, and the body had slid behind the Hercules statue,’ Kurt reported, his voice raised over the din of the rain.‘Turn him around,’
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  • MR. R- THE ICON OF JUSTICE SEASON 1 FINALE
    Rutwik Nalawade | 30-Apr-2017
    MR. R- THE LAST ACT PART 1 STORY:               Just as Rihaan hears the news, he drives fast and reaches his home and sees the whole place is blown into pieces and he sees ambulances taking people in it and Rihaan sees that the servants are taken into the ambulances.               He then goes ahead and sees that Grandpa’s friends are taken in some other ambulance and the friends tell that Grandpa is already taken to the hospital and Rihaan rushes at the hospital.               After sometime, Rihaan reaches the hospital with others and they all start searching for Grandpa. Jeet then comes to Rihaan and tells him that he has found Grandpa.               The doctors then meet Rihaan and show him that Grandpa is in at a serious stage and Rihaa
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