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Monthly Archives: June, 2013

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...
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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...