It was the last day of examinations; students were rushing out of the school main gate, they were all happy to greet the summer vacation. Parents were waiting for their children.“How was exam?”“Are you hungry?”“Let’s get you an ice-cream.” Different words came from parents’ community.“Mamma, [more...]
They had always been Rachna and Ravi, her name coming first because of its length and slightly ornamental quality, his name coming second because it was breezy and logical-sounding. That had been how they had connected within the relationship as well—she had brought the emotion and he had been practical.
They weren’t caricatures by any means, but both had always recognized that Rachna was the emotional core of the relationship. Ravi had surrounded her like the iris surrounds the pupil. He’d surrounded her with his logic and his boyish, carefree attitude, protecting her from the world around them.
Margaret Atwood’s surfacing, a postcolonial novel, attempts to replace language, one of the most powerful means of the power of the Empire, in a ‘discourse fully adapted to the colonized place,’ through rejection and subversion, for an independent identity of an English speaking Canadian woman. [more...]
João squinted in the luminous African sun that was creating heat ripples on the tarmac. The humidity was oppressive, the air putrid. A dead bird, its entrails exposed, was gently roasting on the simmering concrete near the aircraft’s landing gear. A second bird pecked at [more...]
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