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Vasant and Kanchan are a young, loving married couple. One day Kanchan happens to buy a painting of a young western woman, painted by a French artist, many decades ago. A friend and colleague of Vasant, Dr Sarkar, likes the painting so much that Kanchan gifts it away to him.
Then a curious thing happens one night. While travelling on a train, Dr Sarkar meets a young woman, who is a replica of the woman in the painting, except for her Indian complexion.
This is a true incident . I was doing my medical rural internship in the village of C--- , in the year 19--- . One evening the light went out and I discovered that I had no candles . I summoned Shanti , the little twelve year old girl who cleaned and swept my room Read More...