“Chitti” was published in Reading Hour.
“A lone bulb over Kisaan Ghar glows in hope of better times. The train leaves at 4am, when most of the village is still asleep. Chitti has packed her bindle- of a few clothes and a rich assortment of bindis.
“Dwarfs don’t need bindis. In fact, they don’t even need a face”, her best friend Binya shouted when Chitti mistakenly punched her over an innocuous fight about whose bindi was…”