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Yearly Archives: 2018

The Chandelier above us – Jazar Shahul, Kerala

The yellow glow of the chrome lamp, Softened the contrast on her delicate face, A tiny wisp of smile brought her cute dimples, Where I longed to...

The rainbow skirt of hope – Kriti Mazumdar

As the red glow of the setting sun simmered at the horizon, Reba smeared the last of the soft molded cow dung from the...

Maroa – Abu Siddik, West Bengal

In one late afternoon in April two men, one young and the other old, were angling in a shallow pond. They sat on haunches,...

A thief’s confession – Vivek Nath Mishra, Uttar Pradesh

I was at work, and in front of my seat there was a long queue, just like the approach and retreat of the sea...

Three flash tales – Alok Kumar Satpute, Raipur

Insecurity Miyaan (Bro), why are you collecting the chanda(donation) for a Hindu festival? Don’t you know that worship of statues is strictly prohibited in Islam? Bhaijaan (Dear brother)...

Simple Living – Preeth Ganapathy, Bangalore

Great bungalows of marble and mahogany, Carefully curated artifacts and chandeliers aplenty Soft comfortable beds and plush sofas And closets full of shoes and make up A variety...

Hey! You’re a role model – Mikhail Puyam

We, the humans advance by imitations; we all go through a number of phases, from stage to stage, and we call it , Life. As natural learners, our...

The Boat Queen of the Creeks – Mahua Banerjee, Kolkata

“Aww Boudi…” She would call her every time. That was Maalati Raani working for six and a half months as Mrs. Ghoshal’s domestic help....
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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...