Soulgasm

To Quill the Mocking World

Faith

Ritu Poddar
(3 min read)

“If you don’t go to bed right away, Santa won’t come. He will give your gift to some other baby.”

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April 23, 2016 · 2 Comments

Inheritance

Krittika Adhikary
(7 min read)

But his smile was still there, still as warm as ever. And there was the old sky-blue Bajaj scooter behind him, his hands placed on it in a manner neither possessive nor neglectful.

March 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

A father- the bread earner

By Surita Basu
(5 min read)

“These shoes which I am wearing are good enough. With minor repairing from the mochi they will last another winter. These sales are just an eye-wash.”

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Happy Ending?

By Samarth Bharani
5 min read

He told me how he’s struggled to keep it under control for years now and how there is really very little he could do to stop it.

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mitti

Mallika Soni
(5 min read)

Do you know what I did five days ago? I dug a tunnel. I began digging from one side and then from the other.

February 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Drifting Miracle

By Neeraj Kalra
(5 min read)

Ultimately we all will pop up into nothingness. Look at the sun. It too will explode albeit after an infinite time. Human relationships are like us too.

January 9, 2016 · 1 Comment

Letters to No-one: Does this? To You?

By Swati Kaushik
(5 min read)

Does this make sense to You? I hope it does…cause I write to You to look for a soul too or give You a piece of mine to look out for.

January 9, 2016 · 3 Comments

Cheers to my angels!!

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min read)

Seldom have we thought about them in the way of thanking them deeply from our hearts, in spite of the fact that they are highly a part of our daily life.

January 2, 2016 · 2 Comments

Diary of a little girl

By Shaili Yadav
(5 min read)

I realized, when you love somebody, there are no expectations, no questions, no needless dialogue. The silence itself is enough.

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Merry Demise

By Surita Basu
(3 min read)

Christmas is coming. There are carols & decorations all around. The mood is festive and happy. Suddenly my phone was ringing. I picked up the call and said, “Hello! Aunt Maggie. How are you?”

December 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Bud & Franky – The Dinner Table Conversations series

By Surabhi Yadav
(5 min read)

Bud: How old are you?
Franky: Old enough to understand that I am an annoying person and not be bothered by the same.

December 19, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Tiara for my Little Boy

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min read)

I remember the day he was born. The day I first held him in my arms. He was so tiny, wet and sticky. He lay there in my arms, his little eyes trembling as they adjusted to the light.

December 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Last Chance!

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min)

Waiting for somebody irks him to no end. But the irony was that he himself chose this displeasure. After all, beggars can’t be choosers.

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wanna be a Jihadi

By Snehil Basoya
(5 min)

The South Asian Development Office of an international terror organization comes to management institutes for recruitment of future leaders in business development and strategy roles.

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Inspiration

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min)

“What would you like to write?” I asked.

“Teach me how to write poetry, that dreamy poetry you always seem to write,” she replied.

November 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Last Goodbye

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min read)
Mankind thinks that the Creator is a divine being, someone with awe-inspiring power and unquestionable morality who has created everything and has answers to every conceivable question.

November 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Sitayanam: रामायण Revisited

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min read)

A woman’s character is her greatest possession and if her husband doubted her character for no fault of hers, she feels betrayed, torn and defeated.

November 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Monochrome

By Jane Roe
(7 min read)

The room was lit up with a dull red. She had covered the lamp with a pink paper and the low intensity of light gave a ghostly look to the things in the room, dark shadows everywhere.

November 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Modified Déjà vu – Concluding part

By Sayantani Saha
(7 min read)

I saw her a few more times and exchanged very few necessary words that somehow managed to feed my soul. But three days later the morning appeared to be beautiful than it was ever before.

November 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

Bittersweet Memories

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min read)

This is probably my fondest memory of her. She, laying on my lap, without a care in the world, her pale, porcelain skin brushing against my back of my hands.

October 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Dark Chocolate Muse

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

Her skin was dark, almost like the dark chocolate she enjoyed binging on. It was dark enough for pictures taken in dim light to embarrass her.

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

और रावण का सर खो गया

सौम्या तिवारी
(5 मिनट)

तो बस खोज शुरू हो गयी. सारे वानर, पिशाच, देव, दानव, और मानव रावण के दसवें सर की खोज में लग गए. पुरे इलाके में बात फ़ैल गयी की रावण का दसवां सर खो गया है.

October 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Do you want to know why I use a knife?

By Snehil Basoya
(7 min read)
I’ll tell you why I wear the mask. So the ancient Greeks, in order to emulate Gods while performing, used masks to glorify. I am simply …. Performing.

October 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Matter of Conscience

By Marianne Esders
(7 min read)

Acting out and crossing the street against the light did not always end in painful or life-changing experiences, sometimes it ended in no experience at all

October 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

Happy Birthday

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min read)
Because we don’t have a home to go back to. Because, due to some arrogant, pigheaded bunch of bureaucrats, against all common sense, we launched a Doomsday device that knocked out the Earth from its orbit.

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Dialogue

By Aayushi Singhal
(5 min read)
V: Does not love mean we can die for each other? Believe me, I can. Can you?
G: I am not asking you to die. I want to live with you.

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ila

By Neeraj Kalra
(5-10 min read)
She yawned, and as the corner of her lips curved up into a subtle smile while stretching in the direction of the sun, her bluish spindle eyes, turned into two black thin streaks …..

October 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

You wrap your fingers round my thumb!!

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min read)

I bleed as I have the power to give birth to a new life. Deal with it.

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pink cotton candy

By Chanda Lalwani
(5 min read)

The ones selling hot fluffy idlis to joggers at 6 am. The ones selling roasted peanuts to young lovers finding privacy in the openness.

October 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Envy of the Pink

By Jane Roe
(5 min read)

But this was going to be only for a few more days. Then I’ll be big like daddy and I would never stick my hair to my head. But then I wouldn’t be able to pull at Laila’s tails.

October 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘I hated Marilyn Monroe’s pink dress’, says Draupadi (Exclusive Interview)

By Snehil Basoya
(10 min read)

What do you want to say about Sita?

What do you want me to say?

Well, there have been rumours, about your envy for her ….

October 2, 2015 · 3 Comments

Nobody warned the little girls

By Samarth Bharani
(5 min read)

Nobody ever talks about the story of the other woman.
Today feels different.

September 26, 2015 · 2 Comments

Delete or Shift + Delete

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min read)

Words had a tough time finding their way from her stomach to her mouth and finally appeasing the tongue to get freedom, freedom of expression.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

From Eden

By Krittika Adhikary
(5-10 min read)

He studied the delicate lines – the fine, defined lips, the high cheekbones and the smooth skin that seemed sometimes pale, sometimes honey-gold, sometimes brown in the changing light.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Role Reversal

By Sayantani Saha
(5 min read)
Starting from teaming up the red Banarasi saree with Mia’s favorite P.C.Chandra jewelry, to finalizing on the city’s best wedding hall, caterer, decorators, shehnaiwala and bridal makeup artist, she was knee-deep in the arrangements.

September 19, 2015 · 2 Comments

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