Mind games

She was walking on the road, with her head in the clouds, as usual. Cyclists dodged her, and autos honked their anger, but, all this didn’t even register. The only thing that did register, was the insistent squawk of her phone, the special ringtone for the security system of their safe-house. The fact that it…

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And then, there were four….

Retd. Col. Baldev Singh paced up and down the hall. Periodically, he would take out a neatly folded handkerchief and mop his brow. These girls were the reason he was so dependent on antacids, he thought, rubbing his chest. "No sense of time. They should have been home thirty minutes ago," he grumbled to his…

The point of no return

  2 pm, Location: A popular gym in Bandra, during Women's hour. The walls of the gym resonated with raucous laughter. Women chatted loudly, as they huffed and puffed their weight off. They took selfies, exchanged recipes and gossiped about the trainers. All except one woman, who walked steadily on the treadmill, without making eye…