The first story WAAPASI, (written by Hari Prakash) revolves mainly around three characters: Rajeev, his mother, and his father (an Indian Railways employee). After a life-long career as a babu with the Railways, on retirement, the father and the mother do the normal thing. They pack up and go to Delhi where four of their sons and a daughter, and daughter-in-laws and grand-children, live in a big house. But they move into a different class and cultural milieu; the sons have grown into professionals, academics. They get a room to themselves in the house, and all the comforts, but that`s all. The patriarchal pride, faced with lack of attention and isolation, causes skirmishes between father andmother, especially with father getting back to his old habit of drinking. Evenings become resentful and loud; until it becomes unbearable to everyone of the progeny, and they are told they could not live there like that. The parents go away; the father tries and gets a re-posting as a station-master on a small, branch-line station.
Months go by; and then Rajeev comes to visit his parents during the winter holidays. A blissful re-union ; as if nothing has happened. The joys of small gifts for the father and the mother merge with the serenity of the countryside landscape and clean air, creating goose-pimples and eyes full of moisture for Rajeev. But come the evening, the bottle, and the patriarchal pride bursts out. Pent-up anger finds its outlet. Loud shouts exchanged. Rajeev resents, cuts short his visit, and takes the early morning train to go back, buying his train ticket from the bewildered babu, his father. As the train moves, leaving his father and mother behind, he wonders if had not made yet another mistake by going away like that.
The second story KHEL (written by Sanjay Sahay) is about a small time businessman who is forced to spend couple of hours on a railway platform as the train he is supposed to board is indefinitely late. To pass the time he starts a game (Khel), ending of this game is the one which he had also not expected.