A for Adda – Kolkata Chronicles

A for Adda – Kolkata Chronicles

P.C. Caleidoscope.in With the ongoing lockdown, the Kolkata police is being extra vigilant to dismiss any gathering on the road. And who is giving them the hardest time of all? The adda thheks. Adda is an essential part and parcel of the Kolkata culture and Bengalis...

The Language Debacles

So the 2.0 version of the Modi Government starts with an education minister who had once claimed, “Astrology is No 1 Science in the World.” And a new controversy, “Hindi should be made mandatory in school syllabus of all the non Hindi speaking state.” Tamil Nadu roars...

Diary of a makeup-challenged girl

Diary of a makeup-challenged girl

The clock was ticking away in glory and I was racing against time. The tiffin was packed, gulping down the semi solid oats and not-so-hot tea and a quick goodbye to hubby dear, I rushed down the stairs to reach office on time. A local uncle gave a curious look at me...

Announcing the book: Tales of Wizardencil

Stories are a portable magic, they say. Such magical words about the beautiful world around us has been collected and complied from the nib of Wizardencil. Tales of Wizardencil is such an assortment of differerent kind of Microfiction, flash fiction and short stories....

The Day Time Fell In Love

The Day Time Fell In Love

This is a story of long, long ago when the Earth was young and Time was younger. Those days Gods would often leave their abode to visit the Earth. Sporadic events of their romance with a mortal being or a wedlock were also not queer. Time was different from today’s...

Tale of two Worlds

Tale of two Worlds

Minu was lost in a deep thought. The shrill whistle of the cooker jolted her out of the trance. She busied herself getting the cups and plates ready. Amidst the clinking sound of the glasses and spluttering of spices on the frying pan, a conversation from the...

The Game of Hide N Seek

The Game of Hide N Seek

“Papa one more game, please.” “This is the last game for today. Then we will study. Promise?” “Promise. You hide. On count of ten I'll come to find you. One, two, three....” ************** “Papa, what are we doing in this filthy place?” “We are hiding, son.”...

A Godly Affair

A Godly Affair

Too much commotion was there in the office. Everybody was searching fanatically. The Supreme was sitting with knit brows and was looking askance. “No trace of the key,” they reported. He pursed his lips. This is a ploy. A conspiracy of his arch rival to destroy the...

Truth Or Dare

Truth Or Dare

It all started with a simple “I dare you” in school. The challenge was to sneak a letter, more specifically, a love letter, into the school bag of Pooja. No romance was involved. It was just a dare. Pooja was the celebrated arrogant topper of the class who just...

Story of Two Unrequited Love

Story of Two Unrequited Love

My bookstore mostly remains secluded during the afternoon. So I was dozing in my chair when a melodious voice stirred me up from my dream. “Excuse me.” And when I looked up, the most beautiful, starry eyes, were waiting with a copy of “Wuthering Heights”. She wore the...

You Have Got A Mail

You Have Got A Mail

The office premise was almost empty. In one corner, Riya was waiting alone in her cubicle, for getting the files signed by her boss. The files were important and needed by Boards of directors the next day. Even her boss is aware of the same. But today when Riya went...

অন্য কারোর দেশ

অন্য কারোর দেশ

ফেসবুকে করতে করতে স্ক্রোল থমকে গেল হাত, আটকে গেলো চোখ একি ঠিক ই দেখছি? আতঙ্কিত কচি বুকে উদ্ধত তিন তিনটে বন্দুকের নল! ধূসর শহরে রক্ত রাঙা পথ শুয়ে আছে সারি সারি সাদা কাপড়ের রোল। কাপড়ের ফাঁকে কিছু মুখ দেখা যায় কচি কতই বা হবে বয়স তিন , চার, পাঁচ অথবা দশ। যারা দেখলো না...

The Interview

The Interview

Uncommon things have always caught the fancy of the little mind who is the main protagonist of today's story. Though it was never evident whether they gripped her thoughts permanently or was just a passing phase, but this nature of hers was both a source of...

Love, Heartbreak & More

Love, Heartbreak & More

The first meeting He was the first friend I met in college. The average looking, shy girl from another city with no known faces, I was sitting all alone in the third row when he entered the classroom. Till date I do not know the reason why he chose the seat beside me....

The old man and the red bicycle 

The old man and the red bicycle 

The Old Man and the Red bicycle “From this new year I will be more health conscious. I will eat right, drink lots of water and walk more”, I announced at the dinner table on the New Year’s Eve. My husband, busy watching a TV show, for a second turned his neck, looked...

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