Author: Harpreet Vohra

Harpreet Vohra teaches at Punjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana. Her PhD is on Margaret Atwood. She writes on North-East India, Children’s Literature and Indian Writing in English. She is from Shillong.

December 17, 2017 /

Shillong was really cold at this time of the year. A walk past any row of houses would send fumes of burning coal into the nose-that comforting, slightly toxic smell which was reassuring in the still winters. It seemed the leaves of trees would make a crackling groan when the breeze lightly blew in the evening. The hens were nestled in their coops and the puppies were huddled on old sacks, hiding away their creamy bellies.