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I’m Waiting for the Nightangle to Stop Singing – 2

The following is an extract from I Am Ahmedabad, a collection of short stories ### Hi, this is Aditi. How may I help you?” “Hi, this is Nishant again. I’m sorry our call had got cut the last time.” “How did you get through the same person, me, again, so soon, Mr. Nishant”, the knowledge of Nishant’s background was unmistakable in Aditi’s voice. “Well, I...

I’m Waiting for the Nightangle to Stop Singing – 1

The following is an extract from I Am Ahmedabad, a collection of short stories ### Her colleagues at the call center call her the nightingale of the Company. Because she would often make the callers listen to the Company ringtone till they understood the nuances of the composition. Not that her boss appreciated the approach much. But then, a few perks do come along with your being one of the best human resource...

Yes, I Know I Should Not …

The following is an extract from I Am Ahmedabad, a collection of short stories ### Yes, I know I should not, Spend the night in your thoughts. My eyes search for the morning, My heart aches for the morning, How I wish it were a world, With no night before the morning. But, I know I should not, Spend the night in your thoughts. But I can’t help it. I love you. I love you. I love you. And I know...

Ahmedabad’s Not Happening

The following is an extract from I Am Ahmedabad, a collection of short stories ### Sabarmati flowing bank to bank; if only it could happen a couple of years earlier! You know, this is almost a symbol of things. Here even the river with seven bridges is dry. Dry, that’s the word for Ahmedabad. Yeah right, so why don’t you go back to your goddamn south Mumbai? Ahmedabad’s not happening, my...

Extract: Meander (Short Story)

The following is an extract from Meander, a short story ### What a place! Wish I could keep meandering here. Forever! No need to find good food to prove a point. No need to wear different clothes for different occasions. Perfect! But everything wasn’t as serene in Rashi’s heart of twenty-two years. Daily fracas with parents had turned home into an ugly battleground. And if it were not enough,...

Extract: Svetlana (Short Story)

The following is an extract from Svetlana, a short story ### My name is Svetlana. Svetlana Safina. It is a very common name in Russia. why, even two of my seven sons have married girls name Svetlana. My surname is also very common. Four girls in my apartments have the same surname. So it is either Svetlana or Safina. Those are the only people i have met since last one year. It is also because I cannot go out....