September 22, 2023


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Short Story: Tales from a Marriage – Unlikely Friends by Roopa Swaminathan

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In this short story, Roopa Swaminathan captures a tender conversation between two friends as they talk about their relationship battles while battling their own hearts within their minds.

“Why aren’t you angry?”

Nisha asked a very calm Neeraj who finally popped in after the many messages she left imploring him to come by and see her. She beckoned him to follow her to the kitchen where she was in the middle of making fresh chapatis for dinner later that evening.

She went over to the far side of the kitchen island where she had all her accoutrements spread out. Wheat flour, water, olive oil, a rolling pin, and the chakla (flat circular rolling board to spread the dough into round pitas).

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