Why Are We Mute?

The role that a mother plays in a child’s life is beyond compare. My mother was fierce, compassionate, and the most important one – always fought for those who couldn’t fight for themselves. But one fateful event shattered everything before us, and I lost my most precious person forever. Hello, my name is Nadira Banerjee and I am a journalist, much to my parent’s dismay. … Continue reading Why Are We Mute?

She Died, I Couldn’t- Final Part

Neurotic – a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious. Some people are neurotic in nature, they hide it behind their beautiful yet deceiving and cunning exterior. Have you ever wondered, all those actions caused by you, how they are affecting people around you? No, you did not, otherwise, you would have stopped yourself from … Continue reading She Died, I Couldn’t- Final Part

Split

– This is a work of fiction, not for weak hearted, treadle ahead with care. – I think I have a split personality when I write, deep in thoughts, with words spilling on paper I get lost in who I am and what I am doing. It’s like I become someone else entirely for those few moments when I write. I am terrified of her, … Continue reading Split

What to do when your child is a psychopath?

  At 11, Priya was just over 4 feet tall and has wavy black hair and a steady gaze.  She flashed a smile when I ask about her favorite subject (biology) and grimaces when I ask about her least favorite (math).  She seems poised and cheerful, a normal preteen.  But when we steer into uncomfortable territory—the events that led her to this juvenile-treatment facility nearly … Continue reading What to do when your child is a psychopath?

Ria Diaries Episode 7: The Final Twist Part 1

“Mr. Bose, you look pale after the phone call? Anything wrong?” Uncle questioned the honest looking man. “It was him again, forcing me to get into this business, threatening me day and night to be a part of this drug cartel case you and your little niece cracked a few weeks ago. The channel is quite strong. I can tell you the exact spots where … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 7: The Final Twist Part 1

Downward Spiral, part- 2

The human anatomy is a delicate and intricate set of work, done precisely to excel at many things, including their primal urges- mating, self-preservation, and killing. There are several parts of our body, functioning in their own separate ways, yet in unison. But my favorite is the neck, so delicate yet agile. From a single slit sideways, we could behold the beauty to the whole … Continue reading Downward Spiral, part- 2

Ria Diaries Episode 6: Dripping

“Ria wake up, your uncle is calling you downstairs”, I heard mom’s urgent voice from the cracked door. As I hurried down the stairs, I couldn’t shake an unpleasant feeling inside, that something terrible is going to happen. “Ria why were you so late? Anyways Mr. Bakshi is getting transferred to another station, tomorrow morning saw the letter today evening.” “But where is he being … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 6: Dripping

Ria Diaries Episode 4: The Haunted Warehouse Part 2

Continuation from the first part… Vanished into thin air. “Oh my god that was a real ghost, I don’t want to die here, what have I done…”, shouted Mr Bakshi. “Come on Bakshi, gather courage, you are a policeman for God’s sake!”, argued my Uncle. But I was in my own mind, lost, what have I seen? A real ghost? This can’t be happening, when … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 4: The Haunted Warehouse Part 2

Ria Diaries Episode 3: The Haunted Warehouse Part 1

The calling bell rang…It’s 10 PM. Who could it be? “Roy, at this hour?”, Mother cried… “Where’s Ria? There you are, get dressed we have an interesting case you will love it…” “Do you find this a joke every time taking my dear daughter to cases like such? Last day I heard she was examining a dead body? How could you Roy?”, my Mother continuing … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 3: The Haunted Warehouse Part 1

Ria Diaries Episode 1: The First Murder Case

So here I was standing, with a dead body of a lady lying, I assume to be around the age of 25-26. “What was her age?” asked by Inspector Chowdhury, my lovely uncle. “26”, said by a young, muscular. Ah, my assumption was right. I am always right! Lowered my spectacles in pride. Moving on… I started observing the body closely along with the Police … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 1: The First Murder Case

Ria Diaries Episode 2: The Cold Case

A few months back There it goes, slowly mixing, drowning within itself. Red color swirls circle in the water before they disappear down the sink. I stare at my hands and continue scrubbing the blood off them.  My skin burns from the constant scouring but the stains remain stubborn, refusing to disappear. They smile at me, proof of our victory. I can practically taste the … Continue reading Ria Diaries Episode 2: The Cold Case