On the dining table, after a brief dinner which was precursor to the extended false romance that was already brewing in the air; we sat together for a moment when she suddenly got and became restless.
Her eyes were glowing and her transparent night dress showed her curvaceous body which against the light looked like a line drawing.
“You get hold of me. Now kill me. I’ll be happy facing death at your hand.” Nilofar smiled sadly.
Rajan said, “As you are concerned, I don’t think beyond life anymore. Death has no place in between us.”
“We will never talk about the past.”
“No. I won’t ask you what happened and how it happened. Except one thing. You must tell me the name of that person who lied to you and tricked you to another train. Tell me his name and where I could get him.”
Nilofar looked at him in awe. She was enthralled.
I got the cheque and cash inside my bag and took a taxi to come home and found Sita was inside, reading a book.
She had an alternate key so I was not surprised to find her inside. She said, ‘I just came to see you. I’d leave soon.’
I looked at my ex-wife and felt that she cared for me like no one else. I said, ‘Please be seated. It is only seven thirty. I’d have a quick shower. Have a cup of coffee with me before leaving.’
His first experiment was a huge success. He did not imagine – not even in his distant dream he dreamed up – that he could have created the first ant in such a magnificent way. It was a female ant with a dreamy wing and exceptionally fast to traverse the universe in a few seconds time. She could communicate with him while wandering in delight and kept telling him that she enjoyed the flight very much. Continue reading →
It is a collection of a few ‘out of the ordinary’ stories – a lot of fascinating characters tagging along. ‘The Stalker Also Falls in Love’ is a story of a middle aged man who learns computer programming to stalk a girl virtually with an intention to hack her computer ‘just to know the inside of the girl’ with whom he had fallen in love many years ago. ‘The Tower of Silence’ is a place where everyone comes to end their lives but one day a hopeless man meets two girls there who will have changed his old perception of life bringing new complexity. There are many more. Cerebral. Thought provoking. And some of them are–simply sexy; celebrating erotica, action, humor, sadness revolving on the dusty streets of Calcutta, a moral fiber itself with its own dynamism, melancholy–more than anything else: life and death!
She thought of Tara and suddenly a surge of sexual desire overwhelmed her. Tara would not mind he begged a kiss before her and she should not be coy but to be smart enough to react properly. Continue reading →
Raka took a coquettish look and said, ‘You loved Tara. Not me. Do you really care for me?’ ‘Of course I care. You are one of my closest friends whom I can trust and share my secrets.’ ‘Do you have any secret? You don’t look like carrying a secret desire in your mind.’ ‘Everyone has some secret that they don’t know.’ ‘You just told that you could share your secret with me. Tell me one. I’m listening to it.’ ‘Tis but a kiss I beg; why art thou coy?’ Continue reading →