Fiction & Poetry

The inner way to Mongolia

The inner way to Mongolia

I. Allan Sealy 0

An excerpt from I. Allan Sealy’s forthcoming travel book The Small Wild Goose Pagoda

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King of the Jinns

King of the Jinns

Sadakat Kadri 1

Sadakat Kadri recounts a revealing encounter at an ancient North Indian shrine in an excerpt from his new book, Heaven on Earth

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Open and Shut Case

Open and Shut Case

Chetan Raj Shrestha 0

They had no protection against the dust. On the worst patches, the taxi jerked in opaque storms, and its passengers bounced independently on their seats

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Vinaigrettes

Vinaigrettes

Jawid Laiq 0

Vignettes with a sharp aftertaste of vinegar

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New Poems

New Poems

Vijay Nambisan 0

Half-life Half a lifetime agoWe last metAnd have swept our failings, sinceUnder the carpet. If we should meet again, nowWhom will you blameFor parting, or shall I playThe precious game Of trying to rememberWhy we failed?Your poems that I wrote…

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Raat Akeli Hai / No More Lonely Nights

Raat Akeli Hai / No More Lonely Nights

Paromita Vohra 0

screenplay by PAROMITA VOHRA For a film by SRINIVAS SUNDERRAJAN   RAAT AKELI HAI / NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS STREET – NIGHT EXT. A Call Centre Bus leaves. It reveals a MAN walking on the lonely street. CUT TO: The…

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New Poems

New Poems

Arundhathi Subramaniam 0

I Speak for Those with Orange Lunch Boxes I speak for thosewith orange lunch boxes who play third treein an orchard of eightin the annual school play who aren’t headgirlsgames captains class monitors who watch other girls fight for the…

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New Poems

New Poems

Ranjit Hoskote 0

Painter Talking to Flowersin memoriam: Bhupen Khakhar (1934-2003) Two feet from where our jeep drew mudfrom the monsoon-rutted road, he stoodtalking to the yellow flowers pricked outagainst the marching khaki wall of shrubsbehind which the airstrip crouched,its low growl muffled…

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The Dog Thrower of Chhote Qazipur

The Dog Thrower of Chhote Qazipur

Omair Ahmad 0

Bilal showed me the newspaper. The headline read “Soldiers Attacked by Wolf-Monster”. Next to the story was a sketch of a huge hairy manlike thing. “That’s supposed to be us, Maharaj,” Bilal said, laughing his curiously soft laugh, more a…

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