A high school kid Arjun who suddenly forms an intimate bond with his new teacher, Vishnu Gupta.
Raghav, a rag picker, finds a bottle one day and decides to do something with it, something different.
A notorious kid, Ramesh, suddenly has to deal with the absence of his mother and Sreedhar, his friend, who lost his mother couple of years back, comes to provide solace.
Emily, a spastic child born in a rich household strikes a friendship with Rahim, a newly hired gardener.
And many more such tales of friendship, trust, fraternity and everything that’s human.
Chalk and Duster is a beautiful collection of stories which makes you travel in time. As an editor, I enjoyed different experiences which needed polishing only in its language and not in how they were weaved.