She removes her Whatsapp display picture to nothing sometimes. That’s when I know I shouldn’t have been texting her after I have those drinks. I could feel my hangover suddenly. My phone was out of charge. I went to sleep again.

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I wake up at 2pm. The cook has…

Today I tried to remember how my grandfather sounded. I couldn’t. I remember how he smelled though. When he died, I kept his muffler always with me. It smelled like him. I hugged the muffler till one day mother washed it. I finally lost him that day. But, I still…

Ironed shirts

A sniff of smoky dust powdered over his face, as he gazed at the office buildings pushing away, through the tobacco stained window of the state transport bus. It was the last week of May and the dry summers were peaking, adding to the unease Ghassi felt at…

We hate you Ghosh!

It all started when one night, while attempting to finish her assignment on the impact of Marxism on Anglo-Indian literature, for Dr Sayyal Ghosh to tease out atleast 5 marks in the internal assessment for the academically dense paper on comparative literature, Rupesha slept off on…

Let the windows Fog
Let the windows Fog

(A short passage/story I wrote describing how waiting feels like in a psychiatric facility)
-Pranjal Dhaka
(04/02/2018)
I had been waiting all day in my pajamas, staring out of the window. It would keep getting foggy and I’d have to get up and wipe it with…

A Weekend against time

(17/04/2021)

The family met regularly on all holidays. Not anymore. Everyone has drifted to another timeline of their own. The father grinds his teeth in irritation quite often. The mother keeps tidying the house, expecting guests but they rarely have anyone visiting. The father has taken…

Sri looked at the 8 pints of Budweiser magnum placed at the counter. He examined if they were cold and then he turns to the bearded man holding his place as cash pulls at his face with requests of whiskey quarters and gin bottles. Sri raised two fingers. His movement…

Pranjal Dhaka

write sometimes, think incessantly

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