Author: Madhumita Ghosh

The Music Room

Here’s an enigmatic and eerie ghost story, by Madhumita, exclusively for Different Truths. There were days and there were nights, one rolling into the other, fading, mingling and engulfing each other. Indifferent days didn’t seem to affect the house much. They passed by in an unobserved routine play of light and shadow, seen only by the trees […]

Telephone

Madhumita translates a Bengali story, Telephone, by Satyajit Ray. Biresh Babu, a wealthy doctor’s family lost a diamond ring, mysteriously seven years ago. It was a king’s gift to his doctor grandfather, who had cured him. A telephone call reveals the mystery of the missing ring. Who was this strange caller? How did he know so much […]

The Bride of Death

Life is full of strange surprises. It’s rightly said that facts are stranger than fiction. The protagonist, Anita, found acceptance of her love with Shubho perhaps a little too late. Here’s an interesting story, by Madhumita, in the weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. Anita could no way be consoled. I sat in her bedroom, on […]

The House of the Dead

Madhumita, a non-believer, did not believe in gods or ghosts, nor did she subscribe to religion. She met her friend from another city and as they were catching up on their lives, she tells the writer a stranger story. It was about an eerie dream. A voice speaking to her friend. She also saw the beautiful cottage […]

To be a Bride Again!

Whenever a girl is dressed like a bride, she is sent away. First, from her parent’s home. And, the next time, for her final journey. The protagonist says, “I am to be married again…. The ceremony of my leaving my house again. Now for the last time.” Madhumita tells us a heart-wrenching story of an unattractive and […]

In the Light of Darkness

Is death an end? Do the ones who have passed away ever leave us? There are ten dimensions. We know only three. Here the protagonist is in conversation with her loved one, who left seven days back. An eerie account by Madhumita, in her weekly column, exclusively for Different Truths. “Come closer. Let me see you.” “It is […]

A Rainy Day

Here’s an uncanny story from Madhumita. Three-day long rains had inundated the locality where the young couple stayed. The lady of the house cooked khichudi (rice and lentil porridge) and crisp onion munchies and eggplant fritters. Her husband joked about having hilsa fries with it. Find out what happened after they had hilsa, in this interesting ghost story, […]

Red Lilies

A young couple met Samuel Patrick on a rainy Saturday morning. A middle aged man, he looked harried and lost. He was reasonably well-dressed and had a bunch of red lilies with him. They met for eight consecutive Saturdays. Find out why they never met again. Here’s an interesting story from Madhumita, in her weekly […]

My Most Precious Find

A soulful poem by Madhumita. The seaside called and I went there The sands laid a bed for me the casuarina trees lined up cooled me fanning with their leaves I did not sleep The sea beckoned me The waves rushed ashore calling, Come, come with us there’s treasure hidden for you there in mid […]

The Ring

A loving husband gifts his wife a ring. It was one of the most beautiful rings that she had seen. But, things changed after she wore it. But, when she took off the ring, her husband was his old, loving self. Find out, with the protagonist the true story of the ring. An enigmatic story by Madhumita exclusively […]