Monthly Archives: April, 2019

The Long Wait , Harini Krishna, Tamilnadu

August 15, 1947, 12 AM Paali, Rajasthan Nagaraj was pacing nonstop outside his hut. He was worried beyond what he could handle. The whole village was...

That nerdy boy – Priyanka Sharma, Madhyapradesh

While revisiting the corridors of the childhood, I find myself amidst cacophony of those school bells, numerous chuckles knocking my eardrums from every direction,...

On Helping – Himanshi Shuka, Lucknow

The train paused with a screeching halt on the Charbagh Railway Station in Lucknow. Muskuraiye, aap Lucknow mein hain! Smile, you’re in Lucknow! Read the greeting...

December Mornings -J.George, Chennai

Early with the cock-a-doodle-doo, the broom goes, Swish, swish, swish. Echoes rising in chorus, the integrity of a closed neighborhood, 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...