Breaking Point

Usha Mahajan, translated from Hindi by Khushwant Singh

Read time: a minute

Somehow, this book, Our favourite Indian Stories, seems to have a lot of stories about human relationships. Breaking Point is another such story.

The story starts with Neera waiting for Madhukar at a restaurant. Quickly, it gets to the point at which Neera asks Madhukar if he loves her. Madhukar seemed to be this typical man who is scared of commitment; he avoids answering the question and the duo leave the restaurant without even having a cup of tea.

However, the story turned out to be something entirely different, something about love, marriage, unrequited love, trust, deep, un-understood (or whatever the word is) emotions, and the complexity of human feelings.

Neera’s husband is almost what they call a vegetable, thanks to an accident that changed everything in Neera’s life for the worse. The story is about how Neera and the ones in her life deal with it.

I’d like you to read the story, and so, I’m going to stop talking about the story right here.

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Ram Iyer

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