Recess

THE BRIEF

Solomon Naidu, a stenographer, works in courtroom no. 5 of the Bombay High Court. He gets an hour’s recess when court proceedings are temporarily suspended for lunch. These are his musings when he isn’t transcribing speech in shorthand.

Here’s a man’s journey from typist to writer. As told to a typewriter.

PLANTING THE SEEDS OF STRIFE

Boisterous wife grumbles about husband unwilling to leave his parents’ home. Coy husband points out that being the only child, his aged parents have...

STAND UP OR GET KNOCKED DOWN

Why does the general public go to a movie theatre? For popcorn and entertainment and three potential hours of circumvention from everyday compulsions, you’d...

HE DIDN’T KILL IT FOR SPORT

A tiger was murdered last week. The hunter made us one short of who, with its stealth and beauty, is arguably the most charismatic...

RETHINKING THE COMMANDMENTS

Embarrassment coma in the courtroom. Cheated husband. Humiliated-but-not-entirely-sorry wife. A rather fazed “other man” who’s about to pay for passion. The husband wants him behind...

I WHACKED MY DOG TODAY

A belligerent lady from NGO X has pressed charges against a school teacher for spanking (literally no more than a pussycat spank) a hefty...