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Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay
Amidst confusion, unacceptability and being gay

He was sick of this and could no longer see his friend being treated so wrongly. So after several failed attempts, he persuaded Sumit's mother to read articles about homosexuality. He started sending her videos of rallies and supporters. He took it into his own hands, to educate her about the normalcy of being queer. As slow as the process was, 7 months and over 100 articles, videos and testimonials later, she came to terms with it. And not nonchalantly, but with complete awareness and acceptance. ...

Store Full of Stories: #4 Three People, Four Plates
Store Full of Stories: #4 Three People, Four Plates

I decided it was time now, that's when I felt something else. There was her ring, inside the envelope. I got up and ran towards home. As I entered dad was making omelette for dinner. I rushed towards him and gave him a hug. He was a little confused but hugged me back, anyway. Then I sat him down and told him everything. He cried; he cried like a baby. I gave him a bear hug and joined in. I am so glad the Ved was not here....

The Story of a Book
The Story of a Book

As a bibliophile, I support the claim that a kindle could never give the same feel that a book can. For a topic to write on, I admit that it was not the most original or creative topic, the debate on it has been going on since forever. I did a little research and came across a lot of articles stating the same thing. There was this great article which covered almost all aspects behind this discussion but it missed one. The emotional aspect....

Store Full of Stories: #1 Three People, Four Plates
Store Full of Stories: #1 Three People, Four Plates

That night, I heard voices. I crept towards their room, trying eavesdrop. I couldn't clearly hear anything they said, but I could see the frantic change in their expressions and the agitation as they argued. It went on and on for almost an hour. I don't know what happened, but from the look on his face, it was very clear that he was helpless and upset. The next morning, mom was gone....

Store Full of Stories: #3 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast
Store Full of Stories: #3 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast

While the other passengers turned their attention to the crying child, he directed his anger towards the poor vendor. “Can’t you see properly?”, he said angrily while he cursed the services of Saurashtra Superfast. “But, Saheb…” “It wasn't his fault, he was busy pouring tea in a moving train. He couldn’t have seen the child coming.”, she said while trying to clean her kurti with a tissue paper....

Store Full of Stories: #2 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast
Store Full of Stories: #2 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast

“No, no, no…on the contrary, I was boring you. The book was at such a critical juncture that I couldn’t resist it. And also, who wants to go and sit with an old hag?” This time he liked and enjoyed every bit of her ‘No, no, no’. He couldn’t stop himself from smiling. This journey in Saurashtra Superfast was pleasing him beyond his expectations....

Store Full of Stories: #1 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast
Store Full of Stories: #1 3:50 Saurashtra Superfast

When the Saurashtra Superfast arrived on the platform, dragging his suitcase and rucksack—which had testimonies of his mom’s affections—he reached his RAC seat. He swiftly placed his luggage beneath the berth so as to occupy the maximum space and then waited for the other person who was going to share the seat with him. ...