Diwali Musings

This post, like the countless other incomplete scribbles in in my diary, has been long in the coming. Actually, it has been exactly one year long in the coming – for I thought I would pen this down last Diwali. The last Diwali was special, like every other Diwali. And …

Why I am sick of Indian Media

My interest in ‘news’ and the political events across India (and the world) is sporadic at best. Most times, I am off the radar – I hear everything I want to know through friends who are better-informed – until such time as something happens that prompts me to sit up …

Of Understanding a Joke

Today morning, on Whatsapp, I received one of those husband-wife jokes. Husband: I need one of those Diwali fire bombs. Wife: Why? …

Sirens Spell Danger

Sirens Spell Danger is my debut in the published world. It is an anthology of three crime thrillers in which the second …

Jahnavi

Writing a guest post, (I have been told), is a pleasure. Writing a guest post for The Fool, however, was a challenge. …

Naro Va Kunjaro Va

It was that time of our lives when Kartik had joined the gym. Now, Kartik has joined gyms several times so far, …

Bittersweet

This story is a belated entry for the edition 9 of Indian Fiction Workshop. The plot for this edition was given by …

Seven (Part II)

The first part of this story can be found here.  However, that is not how stories end, do they? And for our …

Seven (Part I)

The tiny hamlet of Ferbishire was waking up to another peaceful morning. It was the perfect weather – not so sunny as …