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Monthly Archives: December, 2014

Words from a Protagonist – Sayantan Datta, Kolkatta

-1- Yeah, I’m really sorry for being so terribly late in engaging in this conversation with you. No, don’t look at me like that; I’ve...

Literary Festival 2014

  It is our great pleasure to inform you that 10th International Writers Festival and Indian Ruminations Literary Festival 2014, is being organized from 27...

Novel of Self Appraisal: ‘Joker in the Pack: an irreverent view of life at IIMs’ – Dr. Tanushree Choudhary , New Delhi

The book ‘Joker in the Pack’ co-authored by Ritesh Sharma and Neeraj Pahlajani is the story of a young man enrolled at one of...

Being ‘It’ in Mahesh Dattani’s Seven Steps Around the Fire – Susan Lobo, Mumbai

Mahesh Dattani has been heralded as a beacon of hope for modern Indian theatre in English. In view of the solid body of work...

Mongolian Marks – Samina Hadi-Tabassum

Dark black ganglion circles Spreading out in radial fashion From between their thighs Underneath their armpits Below their eyes In between their behinds Violet patches on the tips of their...

A Study into Bengali Mangal Kavya: Poetry Written for the Welfare of Beings – Kousik Adhikari

David L. Curley in his immensely important book, Poetry and History: Bengali Mangal-Kavya and Social Change in Precolonial Bengal (2008) defined Mangal Kavya as...

All in impotence – Pitambar Behera, New Delhi

All in impotence... engraved under intolerance, highbrows go announcing with laxity of patience. Any deed of mishap pertains to religion, how to avert the imposed destination and restriction? All in impotence... The young...

A Sluggard in a fiery storm – Jesse Smiles Dondapati, Bangalore

On one unfortunate cloudy morn’ I awoke, To drizzling skies on high plains about, I set out on a slothful realm of a speedy clock Hasting to...
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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...