Tag Archives: Trust

Game Changer

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Soni_Soni: Hi! Mohican_Man: Hi to you! Soni_Soni: What have you been up to all day? Mohican_Man: Oh, it has been a lousy day, not worth recounting. What have you been doing? Soni_Soni: Nothing! It’s been a horribly dull day. I got so bored, I could scream! Mohican_Man: In other words you’ve been missing me! Soni_Soni: One of these days I’ll… Read more »

Broken Wings (Fin)

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Continued from Broken Wings (I) and Broken Wings (II) A week after her elder sister had been married off, he had forced himself on her. She took her sister’s place who was his ‘plaything’ before Malti. He had formed an incestuous relation with his first daughter even before the child had turned ten. In that sense, Malti was luckier. She… Read more »

Broken Wings (II)

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Continued from Broken Wings (I) Raj and Meera were school teachers. They also conducted private coaching classes for which they used the old house where Meera’s mother used to live before she passed away.  Opposite that house was where Malti lived with her family. Malti had a father, a step-mother, an older sister who was married and a younger brother…. Read more »

But Why Did You Lie?

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…because you made it impossible for me to speak the truth. You don’t have the guts to hear it. You are too weak and self-obsessed to to make space for another person. You are too terrified of what it will mean to you personally, how you may have to change the status quo, how you may need to restructure your… Read more »

My Friend Mani (Fin)

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Continued from My Friend Mani We went to Mani’s home next evening. We took chocolates and a couple of board games for his two children- a boy and a girl- who were the same age as our girls. For Shikha we took a length of dress material and a book on machine embroidery patterns. This was the first opportunity we… Read more »

My Friend Mani

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I really don’t want to talk about Mani. But I must talk about him. I feel compelled to tell the story- and to tell it truthfully. It makes me look bad but that can’t be helped. I need to tell you what happened to my friend Mani; for the sake of everyone associated with the story, including Mani. My name… Read more »

Of Apples And Applesauce (Concluding Part)

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…Continued from Of Apples and Applesauce (II) After almost an hour of an intense, unending debate, Adarsh was fed to the teeth with the whole thing. He was standing alone against a seminar hall full of people- all against him. Even his wife didn’t support him. He was despondent and glum. He begged to be allowed to withdraw from the… Read more »

Of Apples And Applesauce (II)

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Continued from Of Apples and Applesauce (I) “Okayyyy Adarsh! Before I begin asking you the questions, I should give you a word of warning. Please be very accurate in your answers. Reply only to the question being asked with as much brevity as possible. Your brevity and accuracy are very, very important. Ready? Here goes: what was on the plate?”… Read more »

Of Apples and Applesauce (I)

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The huge seminar hall was packed to capacity. The three-day seminar hosted an illustrious list of speakers. The last session of the third day was about to begin. It was as if all the speakers of the past two days had been priming the attendees for this session. The excitement was feverish; the anticipation was palpable. The seminar attendees sat… Read more »