All posts tagged: love

Short Story: Samskeyti / The Week That Plane Went Missing

Aida stared at the screen of her phone, unblinking until it dimmed due to inactivity. Her mind went blank yet jammed at the same time and stayed that way for the next couples of minutes. The breaking news on Twitter just told her that a plane flying to Singapore lost. A plane with flight code on Rudolf’s text that she suspected got multiple recipients; herself, his company chauffeur, and his wife. She didn’t know what to do, the news was unclear and unconfirmed. Based on an article she read on the internet, the probability of surviving a flight is 99.9999815%, much higher than surviving an affair in marriage. As she scrolled down the timeline, some people mentioned about praying. How long has she stopped praying? Should she start again? She decided not to get her mind stuck thinking about the praying option and used her cell phone to call the airline, hoping to gain some information. The operator refused to tell anything about it and suggested to pray while waiting for the official statement. Pray. She remembered how she wanted …

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Udayan & Gauri Love Story

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri page 73-74 on the paperback “One day, inside one of the books he’d given her, there was a note asking her to meet him at the cinema. A matinee showing–a hall close to Park Street. She was afraid to go, afraid not to. It was one thing to fall into conversations with him on the portico, or at the Coffee House, or walk over to the College Square to watch the swimmers in the pool. They had not yet strayed from that immediate neighborhood, where they were simply fellow students, where it was always reasonable for them to be. The afternoon on the film she hesitated, and she ended up being so late that she didn’t arrive until the interval flustered, worried that he’d changed his mind or had given up on her, almost daring him to do this. But he had dared her, too, to show up. He was there, outside the theatre, smoking a cigarette, standing apart of the groups of people already discussing the first part of …