Fiction

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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Supermoon

A 25-year-old roadie, Nalin, meets a witch, Maya, an elderly widow. It’s a full moon night. Tapan takes us through many twists and turns, with sparks flying. Was Maya able to possess the young man? Find out more in this intriguing fantasy fiction, where ritual, rites, sex, desire, blood and more mix into a dangerous […]

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A Spurious Existence

Two women in denial. One wanted a daughter from her second husband after 11 pregnancies – two deaths and six abortions. Belonging to Tajikistan, she donned a hijab but talked of intimate things through a male interpreter. The second woman was the mother of a daughter with Turner Syndrome. Her concern was the marriage of […]

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Smarting v3.0

What would happen if a smart phone had emotions and a mind of its own? Here’s a fantasy fiction by Tapan, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. They were reaching him from everywhere. Late in the Indian night, may be early in the US morning, the first alert popped up. Arazone opened the […]

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The Pebble Collector

Here’s an enigmatic fantasy fiction by Tapan. He unfolds the drama with a masterly touch. Read to know more, in the weekly column, exclusively in Different Truths. “Wow! Such a shiny red one!” exclaimed Tarun upon seeing the latest addition to the glass bowl that Devyani kept at her desk.  Devyani knew it was completely […]

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