Joint family were the two brothers, Tunnu and Punnu, fought. Tina and Sonu, who visited their mother on Sundays, with a book in hand. Captain Anurag Pandit's mother remembers her son, as he lay in the hospital, hundreds of miles away. Mira, Anurag's girlfriend, could smell him. Was she losing her head? Desperation to buy two chairs. Nice and red. Vermilion-red blood drips like ice-cream. They had killed her son and said. 'Leave our land, you idol worshippers'. Black, White and Polka Dot; different shades of life. Short stories by Aparna Jha, a debutante.