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Diwali in Muzaffarnagar: A Short Story by Tanuj Solanki

It was the day of Diwali, around three in the afternoon. I was in the toilet, the common toilet between my parents’ bedroom – only in name, because they haven’t slept together for fifteen years – and the room that houses my ailing grandfather. I was masturbating thinking of Marie-Anne, and I was close. I…… Continue reading Diwali in Muzaffarnagar: A Short Story by Tanuj Solanki

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The Goddess: The Story That Inspired Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’

The long February night refused to let the dawn break. Umaprasad woke up. He looked for his wife under the quilt, but couldn’t find her. His searching hand finally located his sixteen-year old wife curled up in one corner of the bed outside the warmth of the quilt. He slowly shifted towards his sleeping wife…… Continue reading The Goddess: The Story That Inspired Satyajit Ray’s ‘Devi’