Another calendar year coming to an end. I don’t make any New Year’s Resolutions because that doesn’t work well with my anxiety issues. Instead, I continue to focus on my long term goals — which may have changed slightly along the way as all things in life change. This year, I published Story Time (a… Continue reading 2018 in a Nutshell
Tapas couldn’t believe it. Moving from a big city to the little town of Golepur had been hard enough already. His mother reminded him, “Babu, we’ll come visit during Durga Puja.” But Tapas was not ready for this news; Golepur did not have a library! His father believed that his school books were enough to… Continue reading Bookworm
Little was said. Too much was felt. The words tore them apart, erasing the good years. Only photographs kept the evidence. Their love for each other was pushed to the back of their hearts. And life went on.
"Do you love me?" Her question was simple but her voice was drowning with doubt. He refused to make eye contact. Nervous fingers pretended to fix the thick locks that she adored. He couldn't say no. She didn't deserve that. So he said the next worst thing: Can we be friends? When he finally raised… Continue reading Unrequited Love
Rita dreaded Valentine’s Day. It was the worst day of the year. Every year, she would wake up on February 14th and say, "Mommy, I'm too sick to go to school today." Her mother always knew why she wanted to stay home. "Come to breakfast. Daddy and I have something for you." This year, Rita… Continue reading A Short & Sweet Story for Valentine’s Day