Subha Manoj

While I Was Away

Subha Manoj
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Karma Calling

She was running to save her life. She was gasping for air and felt a tug at her chest. She could not run any further, and finally took a few seconds to gather her wasted breath. She was about to Read more…


Music, Smile and Chewing Gum

Sunday morning was the busiest time of the week. People came in from eight in the morning. Chicken had to be weighed, fish had to be sorted and mutton had to be cleaned. Dressed in his black pants which he Read more…


The many shades of RED

It was like any other night. Amma oiled my hair, tied it into two plaits and pulled it three times. ‘It will make it long.’ She said. I went off to sleep, like any other thirteen year old. But when Read more…


TWO MINUTES OF SILENCE

The sun was down and the sky had enveloped herself in an orange layer. Soft as marshmallows, the clouds were in a jiffy to get back home. Every one seemed in a hurry. Some bickered over auto rickshaw charges and Read more…


REDEMPTION

I stood on the threshold. Everyone around me seemed to be in a hurry. I wondered why. After all it was me who had to reach elsewhere. I looked at the young girl near the office room. She had a Read more…


Fibs and Fables

One of the questions asked by my young story listeners is, ‘Ma’am/Aunty, is this story real?’ I never give a direct answer. Reason: Every one’s reality is different. Waiting at the traffic signal and watching a woman with a tiny Read more…