In the suburbs of Mumbai, the atmosphere is grim. There is an evil shadow lurking around, stalking and snatching able-bodied people. The hapless victims are never found again, all their bodily traces lost forever. In the midst of this is Maya Bhargava, a schoolteacher trying to forget a past personal tragedy. Her career looks promising though. She is learning to pick the broken pieces of her heart and move on. While still trying to cope, love comes her way. It comes from the most unexpected of quarters, from a man named Bhaskar Sadachari who is despised and even feared for his weird ways. The sensible and cautious Maya has her head in the right place, but it is her heart that refuses to obey. She chooses her new husband. And the horrors begin to unfold. The first draft of Maya’s New Husband was written during NaNoWriMo 2014 and was a winner of the same. Maya’s New Husband was a winner at The Literary Awards 2015 in The Entertainer category.
Maya’s New Husband
By: Neil D’Silva