Short stories

"Once upon a time, I was in love with a donkey." 
                              Read 'Donkeys' at Pratilipi

"... peep-holes can only be used to keep out familiar trouble. And trouble usually wears a familiar face
                              Read 'Sujata' at Out of Print 

"Things look different from far. When I was a boy, we used to chant a set of foolish rhymes about the illusion of distance. 'From far, I thought I saw a dozen eggs getting hard-boiled/ turned out to be a bunch of baldies getting their heads oiled!'..."

                             Read 'The Flautist' here, first published in New Woman.

Other stories have appeared in anthologies like '21 Under 40' (Zubaan); 'Mumbai Noir' (Akshic/Harper Collins); 'City of Gods' (Unisun); and Verve magazine.


Raza said...

Just read your short story "The Inverter" and was thrown back in time to the silly romances of my growing up years in Allahabad.
Every small town nuance illuminates brightly in your story like those soft romances which used to illuminate across those bylanes and now light up the contours of my vulnerable memory.
The brightest lights in the darkest hours.

Annie Zaidi said...


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