The Pink Fliers

The Pink Fliers

By Rohan Govenkar

I read mine aloud, and it proclaimed in bold letters ‘Tiatr’. Below that were listed a few other details, and names like ‘Patrick, Gerald, Nazareth, Philomena and Sylvia’ were on the print. I knew people with such names lived in other vaddos, and it was only our ‘Durgawadi’ that was full of names like Hanumant, Vaikunth, Narayan, Kashinath and Mahabaleshwar. But that wasn’t the issue; it wasn’t a factor for appraisal.

Beach Shack

Beach Shack

By Prashila Naik

Joel looked away, embarrassed and yet excited. He had heard stories of how so many boys like him just got 'lucky' with women like these. Would he get lucky too? He turned his head slightly to get a better view of the woman, but she had lost interest in him. She was busy hanging onto the arm of the man next to her, and that was when Joel noticed the line of sindoor in the parting of her head

Ramaa

Ramaa

By Jayanti Naik

Not that we didn’t have the opportunity - we’d go together for sammelans and gatherings, fieldtrips and seminars, and for days and nights at a stretch, we’d move about together and travel together. Her beautiful body in its full flush of youth would brush against my own young body. a hundred times a day, but that never was a turn-on for me. The thought of marrying her never crossed my mind.