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Yearly Archives: 2015

Clockwise Around the Fire – Barnali Ray Shukla, Mumbai

“No, this is not a love story but a story about love”. These are not my lines. The other day I watched this film, between meetings, at...

Uttarakhand – Krashnakumar S. Dave, Gujarat

Split, scattered, scarce they are, the houses, the hotels, the temples… Alive, animated, throbbing, inhabited once they were, now ruined, destroyed, doomed . The injured, the lost, the...

That Maneater of Sundarban- Prasenjit Gorai, Hyderabad

The weak afternoon sun, after traversing the whole sky could just somehow manage to disperse few slanting rays. Though they enveloped this vast maze...

Dispossession – Haimanti Dutta Ray, Kolkata

Had there been a parameter Whereby to scale the length and breadth Of a country, We’d have ascertained where our identities ended. Yet there are places – No Man’s...

The unsurpassable Time -Farah Siddiqui, Allahabad

O’h Time thou is so strapping and powerful Ages and ages thou has surpassed and ruled Now break-off it’s my plead Now stop and do not lead At...

Islands – Dr. Anupama Chowdhury, West Bengal

I. In the shadows of my lonely days Among the icicles of frigid darkness I looked into your eyes For an embalmed touch....   Like a steamed kettle over-burnt You shrugged...

Loss and Gain in the Process of Translation – Mukesh Kumar, Haryana

Translation according to the 8th edition of Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary is: The process of changing something that is written or spoken into another...

Five poems by Dr Abnish Singh Chauhan, Haryana

You embrace me the stored ego melts like an iceberg. ........................ A flower smiles raising the cheeks high happy eyes. ......................... Little white flowers of a mango tree spread mild sweet aroma. ....................... A river moves...
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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...