A dying man signs a contract with a stranger to come and sit beside him each day till he's alive. The faceless Roshanlal begins to get an identity of his own when he chances upon a torn rashan card the pieces of which come together in mysterious ways. A rich landlord's son loses his mind every full moon even as his subjects sit around discussing the famine that has struck their village. A man approaches a psychiatrist with a strange request: he wants to have a split-personality. A man follows his sister every night as she sleepwalks around the village. Here's a collection that takes you by surprise and puts you on the edge with stories about ordinary people who are thrown into very unusual almost dark and extraordinary situations.