hen Saxena woke up from sweaty dreams one day, he figured waking up every morning wasn’t working out that well for him. His phone, which had been reading his mind all its lifetime, notified him of the new local store which had opened near him and how he was certainly

Everything around him went foggy and when he shut tight his eyelids, water fell off like a juicy lemon being squeezed. Gah, fuck no, it’s happening, he thought and looked around the metro, and saw someone deep into their phone. Perhaps looking at old photos, old memories. Verma’s Emotion Prevention…

After 38 hours of no power, no heat, no food, and no water Sharma begin to breath into his blanket to keep himself warm. The blanket and the sheets underneath felt wet. The room temperature had probably dropped to less than 35F. All the rubbing and puffing could only get…

It was the 78th day of protests. The taps had run dry and government had even blocked access to toilets. There was a feeling of immense tiredness but also incontrollable anger in the polluted air. Then there were smoke and blows. The police were there, lathi charge had started, pellet…

Saxena had been his friend for over 25 years. Well at least for the first 10 or so years of that 25. They never studied together in person but would call each other throughout the night in order to compare notes or sometimes just to check how far along one…

is fairly common in these parts to build a tiny little room on the terrace of an already finished house and rent them to needy students or people starting out in a low paying job. They typically have one window, an attached bathroom, and are burning hot in the…

he story repeated itself every few months — Tiwari would take a loan from someone and would never bother to pay back. When pressured, he would ask a different batch of people for credit to pay off the previous lender. If the lender was a good friend (or even a…

he other day while purchasing sutta I saw Priya Chopra.

Priya who?

Priya Chopra, the lead from the popular Bollywood movie from the 90s, Baazigar.

Ah Kajol!

Nope! How do I explain, because I cannot, but I routinely encounter movie characters in real life. Yeah, not the actors who have…

Kushal Srivastava

Looking for ways to avoid life. Sometimes I write and draw. Can also be found at https://freakverse.wordpress.com

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