Short Story: Locked in a closet with a stranger during communal riots

Riots had broken out, a Hindu boy was accused of raping his Muslim classmate & both communities had gone ballistic. Jyotsna was in the physics laboratory and had climbed into the closet, only to find that it was already occupied. For both to fit in, they had to snuggle close, really close. What happened next?

Stages of Love: As told to my pre-teen (Valentine’s Day special)

We live in trying times. Our children are exposed to concepts and beliefs much earlier than we did. We see music videos of children romancing each other in the school premises. My son doesn't miss the popular serial that depicts love stories of school-going children. The environment at his school is no different, almost everyday, he comes home with stories of kids hooking up and then breaking up unceremoniously.  He is growing...faster than ever...and he knows...everything - EVERYTHING. I had to stay strong to my commitment of being his best friend and guide him in the right manner. Here is how I did it...

My husband & I are incompatible – Is my marriage successful?

What is the true story behind a 'perfect marriage'? Do opposites really attract? Is there a formula for a successful marriage?

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