“Salgirah” (by Javed Siddiqui) is a beautifully written vignette about a suave, sophisticated couple whose marriage is on the rocks. They decide to part like ‘civilized’ people, but are still drawn to each other. Over the years they meet on several occasions, but soon sweet remembrances turn to recriminations and it becomes obvious that they have crossed the river and stand on opposite shores. We learn that once a crystal glass has been exposed to heat it can never survive.