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Editor: Read Chapter XXXVII here.   Tarun and three other men were watching a sports channel which was showing reruns of cricket matches. ‘Where’s my knife?’ Tarun asked all of a sudden. Umang shrugged and asked, ‘which knife?’ ‘The one I stabbed Ravi...
Editor: Read Chapter IX here. ‘Not sure when I will return. You take care.’ It was the fourth text message Rajesh had sent to Anjali. He had resorted to keeping his phone switched off to conserve its battery. There were no...
Editor: Read Chapter XXVII here.   When a saree clad, working class woman in her early thirties landed up outside Sampat, the building in Chembur where Tarun owned a flat and in which Yaroslav had stayed, the security guards barely stirred...
Editor: Read Chapter XXV here.   Opesh’s wife was not pleased to see Ravi and she knew that Opesh would be even less pleased when he came home that night. Ravi was totally dishevelled and Holambe asked for some food to...
Editor: Read Chapter XXII here.   The next day at quarter past five, Tarun left on his own, stopping only to remind Sanket and Niranjan that they must ensure the men travelled to Kalwa either singly or in twos after the...
Editor's Note: 'High Rises' is the first novel to be serialized on DDR. It will initially be published on a weekly schedule.  Chapter I The Garden of Eden was scheduled to receive its first occupants in less than a week’s time....
Editor: Read Chapter XVII here. Tarun counted twenty ‘Wanted Dead or Alive’ posters, each with pictures of twelve men, before he stopped counting. His heart had stopped when he got a call telling him of the posters that had appeared...
Editor: Read Chapter XXXIII here.   Ravi was irked by the Maoists’ suggestion that they observe the building for an hour before moving in. However, he had no choice but to obey them. Teji and Holambe had made it clear that...
  Editor: Read Chapter III here.   ‘May I speak to Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, please?’ ‘Anjali! What’s up?’ ‘Darling Darcy, it’s me Elizabeth Bennett.’ ‘I was going to call you today Anjali.’ ‘Please call me Elizabeth.’ When rewarded with Rajesh’s silence, Anjali suggested, ‘at least call...
Editor: Read Chapter XXIX here.   Inside the chawl, everything looked exactly as it always did when Ravi walked in that night. ‘Ravi is back!’ the cry went out as someone noticed him, though it was after dark and most of the...

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