And risk losing everything?-Part 9

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from There is something else as well- Part 8 “What? And why are you telling me this now?” Salim finally snapped. *** Mala sat quietly on her bed remembering that dreadful night when it all began to disintegrate....

There is something else as well- Part 8

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from We have sinned-Part 7 “Sudha, they might come after us any time. We have sinned. We have killed a man,” he spoke these words out of trance. *** “Like a sleeping disorder?” Salim spoke suddenly....

We have sinned-Part 7

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from Spoiling a perfect plan-Part 6 “Mr. Malhotra, a simple background check shall reveal to us where you were on the night of the murder.. I mean suicide, if you want to call it that. So I suggest we drop the charades, in...

Spoiling a perfect plan-Part 6

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from What choice did he have- Part 5 “Sudha, think again. Are you sure you absolutely made no mistake?” he asked again, this time with a hint of desperation rather anger in his voice. *** It was raining outside. The...

What choice did he have- Part 5

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from No more charades-Part 4 She stared back at him. The softer tones of his face could still be visible on the hint of lines here and there. The lilting eyelashes mocking his sterner ways. What had he done to extract this...

No more charades-Part 4

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from He dies a natural death-Part 3 “Ahha. Now we have a case! Ram Lal wrap up the report and send the body to postportem,” and with these words Salim sauntered out of the room. *** The photograph was missing. But the...

He dies a natural death-Part 3

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 Contd from Many ways than one-Part 2 “Barkhudar woh chai ayee,” he suddenly shouted out. *** “He dies a natural death.” The message stared back at him. The barking dog outside, now reduced to a whimper. And the...

Many ways than one- Part 2

Started at (K)nighted Men-Part 1 It was probably close to three a.m when she heard the news. She had been staring at the the ceiling contemplating her exit options. Ends seem so funny though. Just when they come true. She had a soft hint of smile on her face when she...

(K)nighted Men-Part 1

He had created an empire out of nothing. Bricks and cements raise buildings, but businesses need passion, emotions. In his case he had done nothing but deal in people’s emotions. Tomorrow was going to be just another day in Rehan’s life. Another milestone, another...

With great responsibility comes great power

I miss Lucknow. I miss everything about it. Those long boring slow evenings where a cup of chai lasted hours with me. Those frantic calls from my dad alluring me with promises of hot pakoras and my husband with whiskey only to hop on and join for dinner. But most I...