The Gym

After seventeen years of relative indifference to gymnasiums, I went to one a few days ago to finally see what all the fuss was about. The result was an experience that I am not likely to forget for a while. Never before have I felt less like a man. Never before have I felt so …

On Aaron Sorkin

I’ve begun watching a show on Hotstar called The Newsroom. It’s a really cool TV show, with some of the best writing I’ve ever seen. It finds a new story in every episode, while still being connected to one over-arching story. Not a lot of TV shows can do this well. Crime shows try, but …

Powers

**This story was written for the following prompt: “You have a useless superpower where you gain a random power each day that prepares you for the events stored in the day. Why this is useless? They’re all subtle, like summoning an extra toilet roll. Then, one day, you wake up with eldritch, god-like powers.”** When …

Part 6: Why?

Nandini felt like she was going to be sick. What could possibly be the reason for this? Why would Arnav want to frame Madhav? They were best of friends! The world spun. She didn’t know anything anymore. She felt betrayed, confused, and angry, all at the same time. She needed to find Arnav. She had …

Part 5: A Pair of Underwear

She froze. Her body tensed up. She strained her ears. She needed to catch every single word.  “Ganesh, what?” whispered Ashok, incredulous. “Just listen. You remember anything from last night?” whispered Ganesh urgently. Ashok chuckled. “Not much.” “Exactly. Me, too. Until now.” “Oh, no. What did you see?” “A lot, Ashok.” He paused. “I remember …

Part 3: Sanika Gandhi

Arnav’s face was frozen in a state of confusion. “You want to what?” “Help Madhav! Your best friend?” said Nandini, a little annoyed. “I know who Madhav is, thanks.” he said, rolling his eyes. “I meant, what did you say before that? Did you say ‘investigate the murder’?” “Yeah!” she said, exasperated. “Have your ears …