Stories

S1E44: Raima and Anuradha – A Motherly Bond Rekindled

Raima and Anuradha revived their old relationship. Anuradha was only eighteen when forced to marry a wealthy man in his late thirties, supposedly of a high caste. All hell broke loose a year later when her brother Subroto died in an accident. Young Anuradha had to assume the responsibility of her ailing sister-in-law and her […]

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S1E43: A Lover from the Past

It was the most hectic but most peaceful of times for Rabindra, Anuradha, Raima and himself, thought Harry, adapting a phrase from Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities. Drastic changes were taking place in their lives. The world at large was also going through times of momentous change. Harry and Raima felt a surge […]

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S1E42: Raima Battles Joothmalani

The entire court was on its feet, as was the judge, who asked everyone to keep calm. He asked Raima if she was all right. Raima apologised for losing control and said that she was now ready to continue.  Gaitonde stood up and thanked Raima for her testimony. “Over to you,” he added, looking at […]

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S1E41: Joothmalani Levels Charges against Raima

As expected, Rathin Nandi put up a strong defence through his lawyer Shyam Joothmalani who had the reputation of turning around the most difficult cases. Joothmalani had seen vengeance in his client’s eyes and this spurred him on.  Judge Rituraj Verma presided over the proceedings and prosecutor Vinod Gaitonde made the opening statement about daughters […]

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S2E46: A New Beginning

He opened his eyes to find Sheila in a conference with the men in white. After they left, Sheila came to him with a reassuring smile. “My God, you’re so beautiful, you’re my Swapna,” he said. “Who’s she?” asked Sheila. “Swapna means dream; you’re my swapna come true. My dream come true.” “Tell me everything, […]

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S2E45: My Harry

Swapna was still in a state of shock. A week had gone by; the doctors had no answer and no one was allowed to visit. She was angry with herself for letting Harry go back alone. She realised that it was not possible for her to survive without him. Did that mean attachment couldn’t be […]

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S2E44: My Swapna

S2E44: My Swapna Harry waited in a café. The mood was gloomy. He was meeting Swapna for the last time. Ten years of their relationship was coming to an end. He wasn’t sure how Swapna was going to react, or for that matter, whether she would turn up at all. When she arrived, he tried to […]

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S2E43: Identity Crisis

The rain was persistent. He could hear it drumming on the cement sheet roof of the workshop shed. Swallowing his saliva to moisten his parched throat, he wondered if they’d bring him some food and water, and wondered again if they’d come at all. Placing an empty bucket on his head, he stepped out in […]

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S2E42: Lost to the World

Anu and Sanjib’s party continued past midnight before they all decided to call it a day. Harry accompanied Swapna to her apartment at Napean Sea Road. With Natasha away studying in Houston, the flat was vacant. Khush took Aneesha home and Shamiq went along with Anita.  Once in the car, Swapna came up with an […]

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S2E41: Bindaas!

With Aneesha and Anita cornering Shamiq, there was something to worry about here, thought Harry, as he watched the proceedings unfold. Aneesha was close to Shamiq. She saw Anita approaching them, giving her a dirty look. Anita could never fathom Aneesha. Her emotions were of a shemale, and the male side of her surfaced to […]

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