Part One, India Reunited – Another Excerpt

 

Calcutta India

Another little except from my novel, on which I’m currently working…

“Kal is one word in Hindi that means both yesterday and tomorrow. In so many ways it is an iconic symbol of all that is wrong and all that is right with this country, it is the very definition of India, of both her decay and her inherent potential. It is also an irony that while we scoff at a single word for two such utterly different spaces in time, that we should also have to acknowledge that they are both, yesterday and tomorrow, absolutely the same place in time. All human failure exists almost entirely in a past we cannot amend or in a future we are too terrified to sculpt. Regret and fear, yesterday and tomorrow, kal.”

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Part One, India Reunited – An Excerpt

India Reunited

A short except from my novel, on which I’m currently working…

“More likely, she thought, she’d hang the very next corner and find the Devil himself, standing at some street side roti shop with a bag full of battered souls in one hand and a lassi in the other, sipping to his heart’s content. What devil would not be content in a place where there were so many people dying everyday, that the living stepped over them on the street-sides like bricks slipped out of the wall, just sitting there waiting for you to stub your toes on them, just lying there with frozen faces, wickedly waiting to trap a foot, a hem, a glimmer of remorse, a sliver of empathy.”