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Yearly Archives: 2016

Did you call me? – Nigam Dave, Gandhinagar

Did you call me my brother? Waiting, I am, eternally to be called. When would I hear that song of innocence old? A human calling human and...

Cruel Rain – Jayaram Vengayil, Kozhikode, Kerala

Though it was so many years ago, the day she returned from the far away land was etched in his memory as if it...

The cellmate – Pooja Bhardwaj, Delhi

After six hard days of labour, it was Sunday again. The only day when Chotu would take a bath, put on the only fine...

Born to the Enemy – Akshat Jain, Rajasthan

‘What is your problem with your parents? Why can’t you just be nice and listen to them?’ ‘They are upper caste and I hate them....

Why does the Sun Cry So Hard? – Klinsa Kurien, Hyderabad

Why does the sun cry so hard each day; It just rises for a few hours. Why does the moon smite all day; It just appears and...

Role of Advertising in Perpetuating Rape Culture: especial reference to Indian Advertisements – Indu Pandey, New Delhi

The term Rape Culture was coined by second wave feminists in USA in year 1970s. Rape Culture is a scenario in which sexual violence...

A lucky Job with Pension Benefits [Sankupurana – Memoirs of an Engineer] – M.S.Menon, New Delhi

First of December, 1964, is a gold letter day in the annals of my life, for, it is the day I got the official...

The Eternal Love – Pallavi Banerjee, Kolkatta

The old man gazed into the still eyes of his beloved who was lying on her death bed. He was struck by an epiphany when he...
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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...