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Store Full of Stories: Our Silent Conversations
Store Full of Stories: Our Silent Conversations

Mornings have never disappointed me. Usually it’s only me sitting or strolling around. However the past few days, Shobha has been coming for a stroll with me as well. Always carrying this piece of paper, she plucks jasmine flowers, wanders around the garden seeking for any other flowers to offer the gods and before she returns to her room we exchange smiles. She hardly interacts with others....

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: A Day in a Local
Store Full of Stories: A Day in a Local

On reaching home, her heart skipped a beat. The windows were dark, the house silent. She ran up to the door and pounded. No one answered. After frantic grasping around in her purse for the keys, she managed to unlock the door. Her mind stepping into dark places, she was about to call out for Ravi and Riya when she heard something in their bedroom. Her heart hammering at her ribs. she softly stepped in and flicked the lights on....

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....

Store Full of Stories: #2 Three People, Four Plates
Store Full of Stories: #2 Three People, Four Plates

"She has gone. She really has gone. I checked everywhere; the hospital, the church, everywhere. I called every single colleague she ever had. All of her friends and our family friends, but none of them know about her whereabouts. What am I supposed to do? She is gone, but I'm the one lost. How do I console the kids? How do I even face them? What do I tell them? There has to be something. There has to be a link, through which I can find her."...

Xeno, The Human Connection
Xeno, The Human Connection

Perhaps, the most heart warming one would be ‘the love at first sight’, when your eyes clash into his, and ‘sparks fly’, how transient and yet sweet does it feel like, when you associate love only to sight? The most flattering would perhaps be, answering a question in the most eloquent way; and the teacher would pass the glance of being impressed, that you couldn't admire yourself any more than that as you would....