Osip shows reality to ‘suicidal voyeurs’ locked by contagion and lies in apocalyptic times

Novelist CP Surendran’s protagonist holds a mirror to the current generation that is seeped in decadence, apathy, voyeurism and self-aggrandisement in apocalyptic times. Continue reading Osip shows reality to ‘suicidal voyeurs’ locked by contagion and lies in apocalyptic times

The financial consultant

Sudeep Sonawane, April 2007 –  RIIIIIIIIIIIING, riiiiiiinnnnng. .. “Hello?”“Haallo! Is it the Editor?” said the unfamiliar voice.“Yes! It is he!”“He?? Err… em. . . hmmm. .. I would like to speak with you!”“You are already speaking!”A moment of silence followed.“Hmmm. .. I would like to meet you,” said the man.“You are welcome to my office,” I replied.“Day after tomorrow, preferably in the morning. May I … Continue reading The financial consultant

Burman stumps the runner

By Sudeep SonawaneNovember 14, 2002Mumbai Mail’s editorial office was quiet except for the staccato of journalists typing on computer keyboards. Vasant Dev entered the sports department with a cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth. Ricky Burman ignored him and continued rewriting the headline for an agency report. Barcelona Football Club’s 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League match elated him. … Continue reading Burman stumps the runner

British programmer rescues Indian journalist

By Sudeep SonawaneOctober, 2017The two passengers sat pensively on the back-seat of the Volkswagen Passat cruising at 120 kmph on Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. The well-built driver, wearing Police sunglasses, periodically glanced at the rear-view mirror. He looked down every time the car sped past security cameras along the highway.Republic Agents Worldwide Deputy Commander Mumtaz Qureshi finished reading the message on her unbranded device that looked … Continue reading British programmer rescues Indian journalist

The batsman and the bowler

By Sudeep SonawaneDecember 05, 2004 The 52-inch LED television mounted on the wall opposite the entrance to the Recreation Room is showing the live broadcast of the One-Day International cricket match between India and England. The room is full of people, but few watch the game.Two middle-aged men talk animatedly outside the Recreation Room. They are sitting on the long balcony, running parallel to the … Continue reading The batsman and the bowler