Sitting on the edge of the small, concrete bridge, Monalisha was holding her lover's hand in silence. At such moments, she felt like humming an evening raga. A tinge of sadness descended on her mood instantly on realizing her ineptness in singing.
She Writes Story Contest winner: Santana Pathak
Santana Pathak is one of twelve winners of the MSN-Random House She Writes a Story Contest', as chosen by our judges. Her story 'Mirage' features in the 'She Writes: A collection of Short Stories' published by Random House India and available at all leading bookstores.
Santana Pathak is not a conventional female writer dogged by social norms and values. Growing up and studying in a North-eastern state and working in fields like academia and journalism in the pan-Indian layout, she has seen two different worlds dealing differently with common human values. This disparity has made her sensitive towards the complexities of life. It has also widened the horizon of her expectations and nothing surprises her. Her writings are born from thoughts that keep playing in her mind and feelings that touch her heart with each passing experience.