FADING AWAY….

The gusty wind shakes up my small universe just the way it shakes up the world around. First shower of the year brings with it the joy of looking at the little kids tasting the ecstasy of the rain; the delight of dancing in the muddy puddle, the water cleansing away the filthy soul with …

THE ARTFUL DODGER

Author Name: Qazi Mustabeen Noor   “I’m actually planning to give up smoking for one last time”   “Huh?” I raised an eyebrow, for I knew this guy all too well. In twenty six years of life he has made countless such promises to himself and all his friends, nineteen times to be precise. So …

A SMALL SACRIFICE

When I woke up that morning, it seemed like any other day. If I had known, perhaps I would have done things a little differently. Perhaps I would have spent less effort on trying to scrub the blackened grease off the cooking pots, and snatched a few more moments looking out of the jali* in …