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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Perseverance – Lily Singh, Baroda

  It was the onset of spring. The birds chirped, bees hummed, flowers bloomed and the ambience was pink with love, and orange with bubbling...

Words for a wordsmith – Anandita Tewari, Mumbai

The lamp was still there in the room, with too many wicks burning. The oil could flare away at any time and the flames...

Washed Away – Debasis Tripathy, Bengaluru

At a time when my corporate career spanning three long decades was going nowhere and I’d lost interest in city life, I felt the...

The Sleeping River – Narain Rao, Balijipeta

I heard last night, the statue of our village goddess moaning in low sounds like those from a baby who just finished crying. Only I...

The Great Internet Cosmopolis – George Tom, Bangalore

The internet is a marvellous place to live in.I spent my last weekend over there with wonder and I thought writing a guide to...

The rainbow skirt of hope – Kriti Mazumdar, Bangalore

As the red glow of the setting sun simmered at the horizon, Reba smeared the last of the soft molded cow dung from the...

The Boat Queen of the Creeks – Mahua Banerjee, Kolkata

“Aww Boudi…” She would call her every time. That was Maalati Raani working for six and a half months as Mrs. Ghoshal’s domestic help....

The Bride – Sowmya Suresh, USA

On that day she wore her new bangles, the ones her mother got her from Kancheepuram. Newfound wealth, that is what it felt like. Some...

The dilemma – Saket Patanwar, New Delhi

It was our fourth day in the jungle. The dusk was falling in and we had a lot of ground to cover. I had...

Lessons from birds – Priyanka Chauhan, Bengaluru

Ever watched a bird building its nest? Day by day, from the time the sun rises to the time the sun sets, the proud...