Stories about mystery

Murders in Balochistan: I blame the government

A friend of mine left Quetta for his hometown in Turbat recently without informing anyone. After reaching home, he re-established contact with the lot of us. Upon being asked as to why he would just get up and leave without telling any of us, he simply said it was for security purposes. According to him, many of his friends in the past had been whisked away from their homes in Turbat, Gwadar and Panjgur and are currently listed as ‘missing persons’. He clearly did not want a similar fate. And rightly so, I might add. Given the volatile situation in the province, ...

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On love and marriage: Where did the spark go?

When two people get married, they might safely assume that they can’t afford to mess it up. Or can they? Today, I speak on behalf of all my girlfriends who are pondering the million dollar question: where did the spark go? A flaming start Initially most of us jump into the institution with gusto.  We look at it as a final end to a romantic rendezvous; the stolen glances and time restricted engagements that leave so much to be desired and explored. After marriage, there is an endless amount of time at our disposal and this reduces romantic fervour considerably. Where is the heart ...

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Hardywood: Aldous Huxley takes on Tolkien

“Hardywood is an imaginary world which developed in Hari Balasubramanian’s head when he was a child. In time, this world, predominantly inspired by comics and books and populated by fictional characters, came to encompass all his activities and interests. These pieces are written by journalists residing in Hardywood.The Hardywood committee announced the list of candidates who shall stand for the President’s post. However, the list, according to the committee, is really a tentative expression of its thoughts; it is likely that the list may change: additions and deletions can be made at any time. These were the precise words of ...

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Facts, trivia and history of Hardywood

“Hardywood is an imaginary world conceived by Hari Balasubramanian when he was a child. In time, this world, predominantly inspired by comics and books and populated by fictional characters, came to encompass all his activities and interests. In his late teens, he began to write articles about happenings in this world; they are meant to be read as if journalists in Hardywood wrote them.  The first piece, “Facts Trivia and History of Hardywood” gives an introductory perspective of this strange world.” Hardywood is a form of “internal organisation” created for the purpose of entertainment and recreation. The phrase/term “internal organisation”, ...

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