A big thank you to all of those who participated in the first Juggernaut Love Story Contest! We were simply overwhelmed by the number of responses we got. Our three judges — Faraaz Kazi, Megha Rao and Shriya Garg — went through some brilliant stories. And as difficult as it was to choose the top 10, our judges had to finally make a choice — a round of applause to them! Read the stories for free on the Juggernaut app, starting Monday, 3rd October. If you haven’t already downloaded the app, get it here.
‘A Big Lie’ by Aishwarya Iyer
On her sixteenth birthday, a girl receives an unusual present from her elder sister that will bring both love and nastiness into her life.
‘The Love That Never Happened’ by Aarthi Gunnupuri
A Wall Street banker recounts the story of his first love, and tells us why it never happened.
‘Zeenat Aman is not a Soldier’ by Sahana Ahmed
A young officer stirs things up in the Army social circuit, especially a young girl’s heart.
‘Under the Picnic Table’ by Mansher Dhillon
Young Parth has moved to a new city with his mother and receives an invite to a birthday party that holds a surprise for him.
‘Knots’ by Sayantani Dasgupta
A newly married woman discovers she is pregnant, and deliberates whether to tell her husband.
‘The Final Cadenza’ by Ateendriya Gupta
A child finds solace in daily violin lessons with a teacher, which sparks off the start of a beautiful friendship.
‘Miriam’ by Ajay Patri
A child discovers love on his first day at school. He is convinced he will marry her, and no one else.
‘Jailhouse Rock’ by Nilesh Mondal
In a curio shop called the Laughing Buddha, a man recounts the story of his life and how he came to be there.
‘Big Love’ by Isha Singh Sawhney
A girl tumbles into an electric relationship, all the while harbouring a deep dark secret.
‘Suddenly Last Summer’ by Uttaran Das Gupta
A journalist receives an email from an old friend, reigniting feelings that had been buried away.
Congratulations to all the winners!