Antare, an Unwilling Guest (part 2)

She pointed towards the sink and said, “Everyone here is useless. I have heaps of dishes waiting to be washed since this morning. You know I’ve always liked you because you are so hard working and helpful. Here, this should protect your clothes. Are they new?”, she said as she draped an apron over him….

Antare, an Unwilling Guest (part 1)

He had been chewing the same gum for about an hour now. The last of the flavours from the gum had long disappeared and Antare was only chewing it because he hadn’t been able to locate a bin so far. This was the first time he had been to Pawan’s home. Everything in the house…

Antare get’s an ‘i’ for an ‘eye’

“The Missus wants an iPhone. She says it’s a matter of her prestige in the village,” Ram Babu said in between chewing a mouthful of rice and chicken. “Although I don’t know what she would do with it. Perhaps mount it in a picture frame and hang it outside the front door to show everyone that…

Antare, the Side-hero

“Kam nalagne manche!” It was the second time his boss had called him that today – a useless person. Wiping the sweat off his forehead, he whistled towards the oncoming group of people. As the conductor of the micro van, his job was to invite as many passengers as he could. “Ranipokhari, Lainchaur, Lazimpat, Maharajgunj,…

The Sun to my Moon (I)

Two sisters Chandra and Surya share a bond that sometimes saves them and at other times puts both of them in trouble.

A Shove Story

I didn’t mean to shove her. But I was in a morning rush to get on the bus to work. In pure annoyance, she turned to me.I could see her lips starting to curl above her teeth and I could sort of guess what her next words were going to be but I saw them…

Fasting? … Not so fast!

Ramadan رمضان (This is an old post I wrote a few years ago when I was in Brunei with my husband during the Ramadan festival) I have never been a big fan of fasting, being an avid lover of food and at the same time being hopeless at self control where food is concerned. I…