The 2007 Scientific Indian Story Contest - first prizeSelvakumar Ganesan runs a website and blog called The Scientific Indian. He also conducts an annual science fiction writing competition. He has kindly chosen my story, called A Story in Blue, for the first prize.
It came as an unexpected surprise because I had never written anything of this length before, and don't consider myself well-equipped to write science fiction. So it was just for a lark that I sent in this entry. Also, I have never ever won any real prizes for my creative writing, so this was great news :-). Congratulations are also in order to the joint 2nd prize winners.
I have been thinking a lot about religion from a personal point of view recently, and this was a nice way to explore some of my mental threads. If you happen to read the story and have something to say, please do write to me.