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Yearly Archives: 2013

Night at Balasore – Kousik Adhikari

The night at her fashion-less wedding On the nude streets of  Balasore, Beggars hunting sleep After day’s wrecks, Trees luckless at their Mid-widow life, yearns For a rainy day’s dance- Men...

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 Sapience of a Healer – Dr. Mohsin Bin Mushtaq

Flurry showers of snow were peacefully carpeting the entire city of Srinagar. An uneasy calm overthrew the buzzing of summer lutes in our north-most...

Ode to Motherland – Renjith V. Sathyan, Thiruvananthapuram

Never a poet, a lover of beauty. Nor a singer, a devotee of music. Words burst out from my heart. Music whistles from my mind. Now I am...

To Nissim Ezekiel – Salin Gopinathan, Kollam

An alarmed squirrel barked and swished of his tail alerting the crows on the twigs of the trees. A woman screamed and ran to and fro. Neighbors and...

Life Story – Wribhu Chattopadhyay, West Bengal

I live in a lame land Like those castrated clap Who can only dance in And out side of an alley. Here is no living words for Unknown names,...
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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

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