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The *itch

Sleepless nights and sleepy noons. Tireless conversations and tiring executions. Worthless arguments and worthy discussions. The art director had worked really hard on the creative. As usual. The copywriter was skeptical on the art director’s choice of images, yet was…

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Belonging

Unwanted foetus. Yet survives the drudgery of birth. The womb’s horrific dream comes true, it’s a girl child. Abandoned, the baby’s fresh red blood mixes devilishly with the grey mire of the sewer. Fate unconfirmed, hunger gives company. The whole…

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The Derailed Desire

Clasping wasn’t passion anymore, but a routine. Carnal needs and desires hitchhiked to a state of arousal, and sunk in an unfamiliar state of eerie silence. The breaths deceived. When pacing, they puffed of someone else’s lovemaking skills. When gasping,…

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A Ritual

We sat there peacefully, content, holding hands like we always did. The women were wailing. Daughter beating her chest like a woman possessed. She was close to her mother. Few men talking about how strong was she, my wife. This…

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The End

When I was with you, I was lonely. I knew, this is it. The beginning. Another beginning. Of a phase. The last, probably. Sigh. It’s been a long time I was with you. Togetherness. It bound us. Musk. From all…

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Bittersweet Symphony

Hoth pe liye hue dil ki baat hum Jaagte rahenge aur kitni raat hum Mukhtasar si baat hai tumse pyaar hai Tumhara intezaar hai The old creaky transistor lazily crooned the soporific number vocalized by Hemant Kumar, rattling of the…

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Suspended Animation

In your every breath, there was a life for me. In your every smile, there was a world for me. A rainy day. We two cuddled together. Rain spattering on the roof. Skies dark. It’s lightening. We two are unperturbed….

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