Month: February 2015

Brahma’s Missile – Part 5

27 Phalguna, 1866, Hindu solar calendar Dayaram entered the office cautiously, carrying the breakfast tray he’d intercepted from the maid. There was no sense in anyone else being yelled at. The room was quiet, the curtains still drawn. Abilasha was…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 4

28 Phalguna, 1866, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha paced the floor in agitation, a newspaper clutched in her hand. She muttered, “Of all the wasteful things to do …” Padmavati watched her compassionately. “My 83 years of life have shown me…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 3

29 Margasirsha, 1863, Hindu solar calendar Roosevelt used his wheelchair until they were at the entrance to the Rani’s apartment, and then he stood and took his cane. He said to his aide, “It’s a good sign that she’s called…

Brahma’s Missile – Part 2

28 Margasirsha 1863, Hindu solar calendar Abilasha glanced over her speech notes one more time as she waited for Sage Sundara to finish reading the opening verses of his epic. The funeral service had gone well thus far. The readings…