Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Did you call me? – Nigam Dave, Gandhinagar

Did you call me my brother? Waiting, I am, eternally to be called. When would I hear that song of innocence old? A human calling human and...

Cruel Rain – Jayaram Vengayil, Kozhikode, Kerala

Though it was so many years ago, the day she returned from the far away land was etched in his memory as if it...

The cellmate – Pooja Bhardwaj, Delhi

After six hard days of labour, it was Sunday again. The only day when Chotu would take a bath, put on the only fine...

Born to the Enemy – Akshat Jain, Rajasthan

‘What is your problem with your parents? Why can’t you just be nice and listen to them?’ ‘They are upper caste and I hate them....


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.

Must read

Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

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