Fiction & Poetry

Master of the Moonlit Grove

Master of the Moonlit Grove

Priya Sarukkai Chabria 0

  I do not know whether a matter so intimate and likely to be misunderstood should be included in my forthcoming memoir. I can well imagine the amused surprise of my European colleagues at this revelation, as they wonder how…

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The Flight

The Flight

Mamang Dai 0

he clear days of winter passed quickly. One day a gust of wind brought the first drops of rain and Mebo became a deserted village, as men and women hurried to prepare their arik fields before the weather broke. Small,…

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Mrs. Rashid’s Winter of Discontent

Mrs. Rashid’s Winter of Discontent

Tishani Doshi 0

The morning her only child drove himself off a cliff, shattering seventeen bones, including his C4 vertebra, ensuring, almost certainly, that he would never walk again, Mrs Rashid bought herself a goat. She kept it on the balcony of her…

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New Poems

New Poems

Cees Nooteboom 0

XIX He remembered the end of the friend who should have died after him. When he approached the deathbed, the sick man didn’t move, as if he was already tied in to something else forever and no longer expected anyone.…

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Mr Secondhand

Mr Secondhand

Manohar Shetty 0

When Cajetan Xavier sold his ten-year-old Vespa to buy a ten-year-old Maruti 800 it came as no surprise to the other residents of St Jerome’s Colony in Dona Paula

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Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman

Makarand R Paranjape 0

tanding inside the inner sanctum of the Kamakshi temple, he realises he that he has missed her call. On silent mode, his phone registers the failed call on the screen. Instantly, he senses her impatience and irritation, which engulf him…

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New Poems

New Poems

Amlanjyoti Goswami 0

City Lights Cotton balls, snowstorm, summer night Street lights are Van Gogh’s sunflowers Car horns bring the sax to life On solitary top floor, city’s lit Everest A man strings cloud makes a living Cats leap subterranean, busy street, Your…

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The Problem With Reunions

The Problem With Reunions

Prajwal Parajuly 0

An excerpt from Prajwal Parajuly's Land Where I Flee

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An Evening in Fosterganj

An Evening in Fosterganj

Ruskin Bond 0

An excerpt from Ruskin Bond's forthcoming novella Tales of Fosterganj

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Paro’s Lunch Home

Paro’s Lunch Home

Kavery Nambisan 0

ross the road as soon as you get off at the station and, it being half-past three or four in the afternoon, have tea and a mapla biscuit at Balan’s Onti Angadi. Loiter briefly beneath the neem tree for a…

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