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The Predestined Incident

The headlights of the car were breaking through the darkness of the night. Sneha was looking through the glass. She was accompanied by the cameraman and her colleague. The driver was chatting to keep himself awake. It was past midnight. Sneha’s husband Ashish had already called her twice. Asish was quite worried. Sneha did not anticipate that it would get this late. They had gone to the neighboring state to cover a political meeting. Sneha was a senior journalist of […]

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The Untold Road

Life remains to be the fire behind every person in the street of wilderness. We came to be strong but quite weak in the field of the unknown. We stand to what we believe in and get hurt to what we never asked for. We unexpectedly forget our shields as if we did not know the war that is coming. As life continues to make its jobs we are caught beyond the borders we made for ourselves. Taking roads to […]

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ক্রুসোর ভূত

ঘরে পা রখতেই মেজাজটা গেল বিগড়ে, চেঁচিয়েডাকলাম– “নন্দুদি, ওনন্দুদি”, কাছে পিঠেই কোথাও ছিল নিশ্চয়ই, ছুটেএসেবলল, “কি হয়েছে গো?” আমি বললাম, “এসবকি? ঘরে সবকিছু উল্টোপাল্টা কেন?” টেবিলে কিছুই ঠিক জায়গায় নেই, টেবিলটা নিয়ে কেউ ধ্বস্তা ধস্তি করেছে। তাই জানালার দিকে বেঁকেআছে।নন্দুদি মুখ কাঁচুমাচু করে বলল, “কিন্তু আমিতো কিছু………।” মাথাটা হঠাৎকরে গরম হয়ে যাওয়ায় চেঁচিয়ে উঠলাম, “তাহলে কি ভূতে করেছে?” নন্দুদি আর কথা না বাড়িয়ে সব কিছু ঠিকঠাক করে দিয়ে চলে গেল।কলেজের ছুটি চলছে, মা চারদিন হল মাসির বাড়িতে – কারণ মাসির […]

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The unexpected reconnection

“Mrs.Sengupta is such a lovely singer, isn’t it? And she is so friendly I must say. Yes, indeed this time around we will have a great time. The entire group seems to be quite amicable especially Mrs. Sengupta. I have already become quite fond of her. What do you say?’’ Rita asked her husband, Tanmay. Tanmay seemed to be lost in some thoughts and was hardly listening to his wife. His wife noticed it and said, “Hey, what are you […]

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A murderous thirst

It was half past one in the night when I got in the taxi for the purpose of home after finishing the work of page makeup of the newspaper. That means returning home after one day! It has become a rule to go home at late night because of working on paper. When return earlier any day it seems rather irregular! However, Shaila is accustomed to defend. Otherwise there was danger. The driver’s house is next to my house. As […]

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The immigrants

“I am very happy for you, Anish, you have all of us quite proud by becoming such a high ranked officer at such a ripe age. You can stay over here as long as you want to. ‘’Anish’s uncle told him over dinner with a smile. Anish replied, “Thank you so much uncle for keeping me here. They told me that my quarter will be ready within three or four months. A renovation is going on over there. I will […]

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The Divine Intervention

“Mom, they are coming this evening to our house. Uncle will be leaving for an office tour tomorrow, they want to finalize the dates quickly’’ my daughter Rohini informed me. I could easily comprehend that she was quite excited. Anil is a perfect match for Rohini. They had come in close terms through an online matrimonial site. It has almost been eight months and I think they have understood each other quite well. I was the one who had shortlisted […]

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A Visit to An Old Friend

“Hey, Amit, glad to see you, brother, what a pleasant surprise, where have you been so long, come in’’, Arka said with a resplendent smile. I sauntered into his house, while old memories came flashing into my mind. This house and its interiors have not even changed a bit in all these past years. Arka is my bosom friend right from our school days. He was an orphan and was brought up by her unmarried aunt in this two-storied house […]

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The Wind Chime

Akash was busy marveling at the beauty of the spectacular wind chime that he had just purchased from an antique shop. The top platform of the wind chime had a golden hue and the tubes were studded with miniatures of elephants, the trunks of the elephants were studded with little gems. He had tied it near his window. The wind was not strong enough to undulate the chime. Akash who was a software engineer has developed this fascination with collecting […]

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