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Can some feelings be better than sex? The answer was a revelation for the new bride, Meenu, who saw her mothers concerned face mouthing familiar words as the bus left. In the hustle-bustle of the Vidai ceremony, her mother Kamlesh forgot her signature parting shot for anyone who left the house…either for a short journey or a long one. By the time both mother and daughter remembered, it was too late.


As the bus begins its journey from Delhi Lajpat Nagar with a marriage party returning to Chandigarh, an intricate web of relationships and gender dynamics unfolds. From dawn to dusk while the story meanders through many lives, meenu is both hopeful and apprehensive of her new situational and physical. What transpired in the bus journey that makes Meenu discover that there is a satisfaction better than sex?

Better Than Sex by Atima Mankotia

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