Fiction

Is Kashmiriat dead? Long live Kashmiriat!

In the backdrop of fundamentalism, gloom, terrorism, there is hope. Arzan Nath and Gul Nisaar, a Kashmiri Pandit and a Muslim, had to suffer. Here’s a story how humanity wins by Tribhawan, exclusively for Different Truths. The sound of gun fire was less fearful than the silence. Their eyes were blood shot. Tears had simply […]

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The City of Dreams

With a perfect image of small town girl carrying a suitcase full of memories and a diary full of dreams and longings, Varisha took her first step into the city of her dreams. Here’s a short story by Sehar, exclusively for Different Truths. When a child begins to dream in India, there are many conventional […]

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House Number 23.

  Here’s a mysterious story by Anika. From this Saturday, we are introducing a fortnightly column by the talented teenage fiction writer, exclusively in Different Truths. After hours of inspecting every nook and corner of Dharavi, I arrived at a long umbilical street with low rising houses – typical of the place and tested my […]

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The Orbit

An engrossing fiction about changing values and relationships, by Sandeep, exclusively for Different Truths. “Aryan, beta hurry up or we will miss the beginning of the movie.” “I am almost ready Ma,” Aryan shouted back from his room. The Saturday matinee movie had become a bonding ritual for the mother and son. Aryan was just […]

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I will get you a Condom!

Here’s a fiction by Kumar, where a university student shares his experiences among his group of friends, guzzling beer. An interesting story, full of twists and turns, exclusively in Different Truths. “I will never make out with a girl at her home.” “Bhai isse chaddh gayi hai…he is talking rubbish. No more beers for him.” […]

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His Story

Here’s an intriguing short story by Aparajita, exclusively in Different Truths. Emotions add colour to old buildings, giving them the energy to thrive the blows of time. The sundry weather was settling down under the cosy blanket of the setting sun, slowly dozing off to sleep like a wailing baby pacified by his nursing mother. […]

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Spirited

Here’s an interesting fantasy fiction about the world of the spirits, by Tapan, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. I don’t know how much you are aware of the rules and regulations in the realm of the ether. Well, not really rules, these are more of codes, like the codes of honour. You […]

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Waiting for Network…

This week’s fantasy fiction by Tapan is an interesting sci-fi, with engrossing twists and turns, exclusively of Different Truths. “Will you call the verses I write my off-springs?” In times like this, Prajapati’s shining pate got sweat-beads precipitating, like a crown. “Poetry are not human, PP”, Vani always had a simple logic for the most […]

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Raag Jhanjhavati

Here’s a story about Madhumalati’s marriage with musically illiterate Satish Mohan, who called her ‘Raaga Jhanjhavati’, given her temper and fuss. Through various twists and turns, they land in their daughter’s residence in Bangalore, as Satish was suffering from cancer. How did their moving in affect the marital life of their daughter? What happens to […]

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A Hole in the Bag

An intriguing story about the interconnectedness of a sling bag and its owner, Karthik. The surprise element of this fantasy fiction makes it enigmatic. Here’s the story, this week, by Bangalore-based Tapan, exclusively in Different Truths. Karthikeyan Vasudevan was making the shape of infinity with his toe on sand. He found it soothing to drag […]

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