The streets were narrow with rickety shops encroaching from both directions. Pedestrians barely avoided colliding with each other as they hurried past her. She stood-confused, in a daze. Trying to make sense of it all. What happened to the wide and well-maintained roads of New Jersey which she was so familiar with? Where was she? It appeared like a post-apocalyptic world where humanity was struggling to establish itself all over again. The picture of squalor and chaos everywhere.
About the author: Soumalya Chakraborty did his Masters in English Literature from University of Hyderabad and have been here since 2006. He currently works in a Gaming company as a Project Manager. Though professionally he is not into literature but reading and writing have always been an integral part of his life and will continue to be. Soumalya joined Bengalis in Hyderabad actively in 2011 and for him it's been a blast so far with all the friends. He has organised activities and has participated in. The networking he made in Bengalis in Hyderabad has benefited him till now.