account_circle by Arun Sikka
Arun Sikka is an alumnus of the prestigious IIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad. Now a full time writer, his first book of short stories – The Kabab Maker and the Consultant – was published by Rupa Publications, New Delhi, in February 2011. The book went in for a reprint within six months. The author’s short stories have been broadcast over the BBC World Service Radio as well as over All India Radio. They have been published in magazines like Literature Alive (a British Council Publication) and Femina India. He has been a columnist for Times of Oman, Muscat as well as for the Indian Express, Ahmedabad. Additionally his writings have appeared in Khaleej Times, Dubai; The Pioneer, Delhi; and The Tribune, Chandigarh. He is currently working on his first novel.


The New Years Eve Gift

Issue No. 202 ~ March, 2014

Vijay grinned. As the nurse, record keeper, orderly, compounder, and often - as now - the doctor too, Vijay knew exactly what to do. It wasn't just luck that had helped him hang on in this dispensary for fifteen years.