Author: Sudeepta Mohapatra

The Grandpa and the Grandson

Growing up in the concrete jungles of Mumbai, Chaithanya yearned to visit his grandparents who lived in a special village called Kumbalangi, where greenery is the theme; near Kochi, in God’s own country – Kerala. It had become sort of customary for him to celebrate his birthday, every year, with Appupan (grandpa), & Ammuma (grandma) […]


It was so dark that it felt like someone had thrown an old blanket over the earth, and the stars were like the little holes that had been eaten away by the rodents. “What has happened to the street lights?’’ I wondered. Checked my watch. It was 10:30 pm and it was a Monday. In […]