‘There is a celebrity on the flight.’ Krish heard the whispers as she approached the boarding area. For a second, her heart skipped a beat. She couldn’t be on this flight. Surely the gods wouldn’t be that cruel to her, would they? Krish had read in the gossip columns that superstar Mahek Singh was shooting in New York with her boyfriend, Kabeer Agarwal, for Razia Akhtar’s latest film. Surely she was still there. Surely she couldn’t be on this flight.
Krish had been really looking forward to this flight. She had won the Big B English Fiction award for her book and they had paid for a first-class flight ticket to India for the award ceremony. First class! Krish had never flown first-class in her life. She had been so excited! But now she looked at her boarding pass and hesitated. Then she shook her head. No. Not on this flight. It would be too much of a coincidence.
Krish looked up to the heavens but found herself staring at the ceiling of Terminal 2 of the JFK airport. She said a small prayer anyway. Please God…please. Just then, her phone rang.
‘Hello Ma!’ Krish said.
‘Have you boarded?’
‘No. Not yet. Just about to.’ Krish looked at…