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BY MAYANK SOOD AND TIGRAN WADIA   THE MAD MAN’S CONSPIRACY ‘‘Jaago grahak Jaago’’, screamt the mad man. Nobody paid heed to him. He continued with his endeavour. All would hear him, none would listen. Sujoy had been dealing with corrupt politicians, dirty cops, opprobrius insurance clerks and a lot more in his life. He had to […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 3rd Place Winner

BY SHASHWAT KARKARE & SAHEJ MARWAH   “Doodh si safai, corruption se mukti yehi mera vaada hai,”the candidate, Mr Goswami, said during his speech while addressing the huge crowd gathered before him commemorating the upcoming election while he made his empty promises to help the city (nothing uncommon by politicians, nothing fulfilled either); Kabir stood […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 1st Place Winner

BY GIRISH RASAM & SAEE PATKAR   “Dimag ki batti jala de”, said Dr. John Waghmare while offering his joint to Shairlak Khan, the best consulting detective Bhiwandi  has ever seen.   Just this morning, Dr. Waghmare had received a phone call from Mr. Cheater Mukerjea regarding murder allegations against his wife, Mrs. Bindrani Mukerjea, which […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Ads You Like It 2nd Place Winner

BY AMALE NARAYAN & MAVIS RODRIGUES   “Thodi se pet puja karoge?” asked Elisabeth as Ramesh drove past her father’s office in Colaba. The Hindi words sounded heavy and uncomfortable on her British tongue. The words were covered with a fine layer of dust and the air was vibrating with discontent. Elisabeth pressed her handfan […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Shoot To Thrill 3rd Place Winner

So story? I’ve been thinking for two days about a story I’ll write here, since I registered for the event. There’s nothing interesting I can write and shoot a series of photographs for it. It came to me just as I was about to give up. Why not a love story? The story of Me, […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Shoot To Thrill 2nd Place Winner

A small story of a man, who came to Mumbai to make up his dreams. Works hard day and night, doing odd jobs but still have faith in himself. After struggling the whole day he neither has a luxurious bed nor a plate full of meal. But one thing he earns a night full of […]

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TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : Shoot To Thrill 1st Place Winner

Cindrella Paradie Cinderella in the modern world. He is the step brother of Sheldon, Zenior, Dylan and Calvin. Cinderella is burden with all the work at home and has no social life. He goes to college every day and comes home and does all the house work and the homework of all brothers. He is […]

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Beyond The Frame #2

Here’s the thing about smoking in Kasol. You shouldn’t do it.   He took three intermittent breaks to catch his breath, along the – what the locals typically called ‘Pandraha-foot maap’, or The Scale of 15 feet. Your average joe could scale the road with unremarkable long strides of 15, they would reason. He was […]

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TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else by Ameya Bondre

Amar held my hand firmly. He had a charming smile. Baba trusted him- ” You are meant for someone who will protect you.” I was a ten year old girl and the only child of a debt ridden family, leaving my village. Amar convinced me that Uncle was very kind and a maid’s job was […]

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Sharon

TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

Meant for someone else by Sharon It was half past noon and I was lost in Fountainhas. The Goa Tourism brochure urged me to ” explore the historic Old Quarter of Panjim on foot” but I wanted to get out. I ducked into the nearest doorway and stopped short at the macabre display of funerary […]

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Shalini

TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Walk Away

WALK AWAY by Shalini Mother was furious, he needs to listen to me! ” I’m his mother, of course I know better than him….” Father tried his best to convince him, ” Son, it’s not the right time. We know what’s best for you. Just a few more months. Hold on be patient” But he […]

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