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Monthly Archives: October, 2011

A Mysterious ‘Crash landings’ by Rajesh Chithira – Sandhya S.N

Won Indian Ruminations Literary Award - Malayalam Poetry 2011 'Poems are born unknowingly in a mysterious moment' is the quote on his writings by the...

If Only – Luu Trong Tuan, Vietnam

The corridor of the charity center for infectious diseases waited for my steps every Saturday afternoon. The door of Dr. Hoai’s office, however, did...

Unraveling ‘Those Almond eyes’, Maitreyee Chowdhury, Karnataka

She liked weeding the garden, dissecting art and playing music, especially the raag Behag, which floated around her at night along with the waft...

On writing – Kavya Rawat, Nepal

It is tedious, this writing –this filling of paper with blank, empty words-night after night, week after- and at times, even longer. It’s the...

The Little Boys – Sandhya S.N, Kerala

I am in that plain Sooty with red stain Cloying smell of corpse and blood The Suffocating smell The smell of burning flesh Where am I transported to? From the...

Merry Leaves – Sumi Mathai, Kerala

I should rather put down in Pretty, profound, impressive words About what the wind does to me When I stand against it Than letting myself become The dry, withered,...

21 Lines Fusion Sonnets of 21st Century by Sonnet Mondal – A Review by Patricia Prime, New Zealand

The sonnet is a poem of fourteen lines (give or take a couple), usually rhymed, usually written in iambic pentameter; a song usurped by...

In Captivity – B. Indira, Andhra Pradesh

B. Indira, a Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences of Andhra Univ College of Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam is a published...
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Fruit Punch

I should have asked her months ago. But I have been preoccupied with my family’s concerns. How will you protect your wife in that unknown place? What will you do if someone harms her? You have no experience in travel. You don’t even know Hindi. How will you get things done? Why can’t you go someplace nearby, like Munnar? But I had promised Agneta, and I couldn’t break it.

Our Men are Learning

“Cut them some slack,our men are still learning.”“Don't be so harsh,our men are still learning.”Did you know thatthe learning...

The Scavenger’s Song

An endless highway. A lone man, Ikbir Kaur, hesitantly walks along the dusty pavement aided by a mystical tinge of...

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Reviewing ‘Obsession and Wild Pigeon’ by Ismat Chughtai

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