Children, Depression, Family, Fat, Fiction, Siblings

Fat Girl

"You are beautiful," her mother tried to make her feel better at home. "You need more confidence," said her brother. She nodded as if she agreed with them. The truth was that she didn't believe her mother and she wanted to laugh at her sibling. She wanted to tell them to put themselves in her… Continue reading Fat Girl

Canine, Death, Fiction, Homeless, Human behaviour, Kolkata, Love, Siblings

Life of a Stray Dog

The skies were spacious that afternoon. Even the sun struggled to spread its rays. The small canine child was trying to enjoy his short-lived happiness while he cuddled with his one spared sibling. Unaware of their mother's murder further up the road, the little beings softly snored, delicate paws and just slightly moist noses, moving… Continue reading Life of a Stray Dog

Canine, Children, Fiction, Siblings, The Telegraph

Aditi’s Great Escape

"Tomorrow is Holi!”" Aditi'’s friends Priyanka and Neil shouted excitedly after school finished for the day. Aditi frowned. Neil knew that his friend disliked Holi as much as he hated eating spinach. Last year, they had covered Aditi in green and red, while she had screamed. The next three days, she didn'’t talk to them.… Continue reading Aditi’s Great Escape

Children, Fiction, Siblings, The Telegraph

Starring Rini Ray – Part II

“Where did you get these,” they asked. Rini’s brothers were surprised. The new clothes looked familiar to them. “Please wear them and let’s go,” Rini said, wearing her own curtain “dress”. She asked her brothers to wear jackets. “But it isn’t cold outside,” they protested. Rini didn’t want Mother to see. “Please wear your jackets.… Continue reading Starring Rini Ray – Part II