This irritates PT Sir. He lies with his head on his thin pillow and wonders why his wife cannot tolerate something exciting that is happening in his life. She is annoyed, he feels, because he didn’t have much of an appetite for the yogurt fish she cooked. She is annoyed because he filled his belly with store-bought biryani. But he is a man! He is a man with bigger capacities than eating the dinner she cooks.

A Burning, Megha Majumdar

Dream big! Someday you too can achieve your destiny, escape a life of domesticity and drudgery, leaving behind…your family, the ones who love you and care for you.

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