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Sinjini Sengupta, an alumnus of the Indian Statistical Institute, Sinjini spent several years of her working life as an Actuary, clearing difficult exams and designing, pricing and reserving for insurance policies, before she took a career break in 2015 to revive her long-dead passion for writing. Writing didn’t disappoint her, either. Within just a year or two,…

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It was not too long ago when my mom left me. She took my sister with her. We took her and my sister to the Cincinnati Airport, and Poof! Just like that, she was gone. Gone to India her birthplace, her mother country, her home and she left me here … With my dad of…

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It was early, early in the morning. Few people were around the platform as I got into my train. I found an empty compartment and put away my suitcase. The section consisted of two rows of vinyl seats fixed to the wall, sliding window on one comer and a door on the other. I took…

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It was the golden wedding anniversary of my grandparents. We were going to celebrate it in their huge house. Some of my cousins and decided to meet at the role my house and plan a play. I was to play the grandmother in it. It suited me very well but the only problem was my…

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Jan 19

Red & Blue

Short days and long nights. Stained pillows and soaked blankets. Unwritten pages but head full of thoughts. These had become a regularity in her life. But only one person could change all of this and she was far far away from her. In a different country, in a different time-zone. Oh how it hurt her…

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Jan 18

The Call

I heard someone calling my name one day, My imagination or really I can not say. It was the voice of a painful soul, The voice was from far, and old. It was wispy and husky, Like was somebody, From the past. Somebody from the dead anon. The voice did hypnotize. For I followed it…

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The train for Mumbai (Bombay) will be late by five hours due to some technical problems. Inconvenience caused is regretted,” blared the message on the Public Announcement System.” I was standing on the platform of the Pune Railway Station when this message was issued, first in Hindi than in English. I was thoroughly disheartened at…

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When at late nights I go in blanket I don’t know why my heart remember her unknowingly I don’t make any additional efforts to remember her It comes automatically And then I open my mobile for reading some of  memorable screenshot of our chats On reading 2 to 3 slides I feel some of tears…

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Anything, be it an item of high monetary value or a tiny or simple article, can be a treasure in one’s life. Especially if it is of an important historical background, religious significance or beliefs, unique in some other way. It is owner will never part with it under any conditions. For instance, an old…