Ajai Tripathi

2:30 PM

Thursday 17th August, 2023

READING: Rainbow Passage


Writer: Ajai Tripathi

Sang, a recovering drug addict, is perplexed that his twin sister Sushma has gone completely catatonic while suffering from a debilitating illness. Her husband Kumar, and nonbinary sibling Sai are at a loss about what to do. The sister, Sushma, is an ambitious and driven Professor of Radio Astronomy. After her ability to speak begins to degenerate, she recites "the rainbow passage" a short text to help her speech pathologists diagnose her illness. As she’s reciting this speech, she realizes she’s been there before.