The flat Earth

Safaruddin marched smartly through the air force compound into the hanger where his fighter plane waited, crouched and ready, like a falcon poised for the strike. Today was the day. His first strike- inside enemy territory. There was a thrill in his bones. On the way he passed the flag fluttering in the wind. The […]

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POLICE STORY

I hate those people who imply that a policeman’s work is not particularly intellectual. The job requires a streak of inspiration, practical cunning, and more than a smattering of smartness, in addition to muscles and heaps of courage. That is the reason why I am so suited to the job. You may have heard that […]

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The Edifice

It was the grand opening. The consecration of the church at Kochi. It was in the name of the warrior saint atop a horse with a ‘thrissool’ in his hand. Rome decreed recently that he was no longer a saint. They didn’t like his “thrissool” or his tendency to attack saints and dragons. But in […]

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Love and the knife

(First published in Earthenlampjournal, a reputed E-journal- vol1) Can love be facilitated by a knife? This is the story of two couples who came to my OPD, seeking my help. And I wielded a knife – a scalpel to be exact. Bobby and Anju arrived, both dressed in jeans and T-shirts. They were young and […]

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