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Editor: Read Chapter VI here.   Swapna was all by herself in the chawl. She followed news of the bombings with trepidation and excitement, knowing that they were on the cusp of the revolution. Once people lost confidence in their leaders...
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...
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 I here. The wireless operator who burst into Rajesh’s tent was panting so much that his words were barely coherent. Rajesh looked up from his laptop with a jerk, a small frown on his forehead, his heartbeat...
Editor: Read Chapter XIII here.   Avinash woke up in cold sweat. Ever since Janak had been executed for wanting to desert, Avinash had been having nightmares about him. Janak would frequently accuse Avinash of not saving his life when he could...
Editor: Read Chapter XXX here.     All was quiet at the Ghosh's Chystye Prudy apartment until the phone rang. Indradeep’s wife answered. ‘My name is Dmitri Linikov. May I speak to your husband Commodore Indradeep Ghosh please?’ ‘How did he know it’s me?’...
  Editor: Read Chapter XXXII here.   Indradeep seemed to be staring out of the window as he held his phone to his ear, but he did not notice the young men and women skating on the frozen surface of Chisty Prud. ‘He’s...
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...

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