“With love, Rheta” : My entry for the Get Published contest

The Idea: The story revolves around a college goer, 20 year old Rheta. She fell in love with a boy, older than her years back in school. The narration traces their relation through the transition periods of their lives. Teenage prepares a cast of what a person will become in the coming years of his/her…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 5

30-12-2012 11:59  p.m peeping out from those unfinished pages of my  book I have been reading for the whole day, its like I am stuck in them, all bengali authors. These stories have captured me, in their words, forced me not to leave them, hold my hands to make me sit through, not going anywhere,…

AN EVENING TALK

(A couple gets into a talk, sitting in their living area, on a cozy Saturday evening…) Rhea : This is bad! Weekends are getting longer these days. The whole week we try and pacify ourselves at office and now             weekends are even hard to tolerate. Anirudh: So lets make…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 4

29-12-2012 10:27 p.m from the dining table, The day was long, it swung back and forth, into the past and the future. The past seemed vague and the future was seen through the tinted glass. The smoke around my mind has hit my head now. Its been days, quite of them. I look at him…

FETAL CURLS ARE A PASSÈ

These are the times of  change, where the Victorian beauties doesn’t draw eyes, the wobbly curls are not cool anymore and all are craving for a smooth , straight mane. Girls are busy straightening their tresses and boys are down fantasizing beauties who has matchstick straight hair. You talk of experiments? I say yes, EXPERIMENTS.  🙂…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 3

28-12-2012 8:55 p.m Reporting with plates and blankets To begin with, I have spent my whole day sitting at home, wearing a cozy sweater ,that belongs to my uncle. (Lately, I have suddenly got a liking for men’s clothing, that are over-sized 😛 ) The reason I was home is I was not feeling OKAY!…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 2

27-12-2012 10:21 p.m reporting from under the blanket with bhai gazing my write-up Huh, long day ! After a much delayed lunch we finally lifted our asses to go out and we had a pherend (friend 😛 ) for company, well, yes, that friend of my brother who came in the morning. So, we decided to go to…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 2

27-12-2012 12:20 a.m home,bed,blankets It’s freezing here and there are only clouds and fog around, we are planning to go out but I am presently dancing around the bathroom,giving multiple thoughts on whether to take a bath or not. My phone is on roaming and its frustrating. Couldn’t give any updates yesterday at night ‘coz I…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 1

26-12-2012 02:41 p.m Varanasi, Mahmoorganj Here I am sitting comfortable in my brother’s room,while he waits to get his chance to do Facebook on my laptop I am here giving updates 🙂 .  We got down the train at Mughalsarai station and the coolies started pouring down and my mom started shoving them away telling, hum yahi k…

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 0

THE VARANASI DIARIES – DAY 0 On my way to Varanasi, leaving “my city” -The city of joy, Kolkata. Yes, a vacation indeed.  🙂 It’s been five years now I went for one. A lot of mercy is bestowed on me this year. Although life now is reeling under a lot something deep down seems…