Life is an interesting puzzle that we all solve in our own ways. Here, four such puzzles take the form of stories in which friends, lovers and partners navigate the labyrinths of modern life. If Aliya, the protagonist in ‘Drawing Parallels’ is so good then why does she get involved with three men? ‘Soul-mates’ defines the connect between two childhood friends, Mira and Kusuma, in spite of the orthogonal surprising turns taken by their individual life. In ‘Context’, a workplace friendship with Som, Kabir and Aman impacts Rituraj’s promises to his wife. ‘My World’ finds Rumi navigating the pulls of family, career and self.