Monthly Archives: June, 2013

The Thing About Water – Ananya Sarkar, West Bengal

Each time Ramu turned on the tap and saw the water gushing forth--- spontaneous, clear, sparkling---he couldn’t restrain from putting his hands in the...

Why Should education be commercialised – Preethi Padmanabhan, Tamilnadu

Why should education be commercialised? Is it a necessity? Or has it become a commodity? A custom–aka-fashion has become the quantisation of education today which...

Remembering the end – Madhuchhanda Karmakar, West Bengal

Forgetting to remember the end fragmentary sentences clings on its amorphous presence. Words drowns in the swirls of the ink swallowing letters as it sinks Facades blot. I return back from all the...


The Forgotten Daughter of Port Adamaro

The story entails the political-historical period of the 1970s when the Dalit Panther movement was soon, to begin with, the influence of the Black Panther movement of the west. The following short story speaks of the relationship of two sisters under the premise of the revolution.


i have arrived at my altar. hark! i rise, i flourish, i pirouette on my one toe and float like a...

Stalking Prisons

The streets are empty with no one in sight, I check the big clock of the tower behind the basilic of Saint Francis of Assisi. It’s 2 o’clock on a mid-summer Tuesday afternoon. Everything’s shut. Everyone’s resting. My heart’s hitting the walls of its all so tight ribcage, as I need to cross the brightly lit square and go to the other side.

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

My interest in Ismat Chughtai developed when I first...