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A Game of Chess | Ruhi Jiwani

A Game of Chess | Ruhi Jiwani

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.

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The Run | Madhumita Roy

The Run | Madhumita Roy

The mornings were usually very slow in the Mukherjee household. But today, Srabani Mukherjee had woken up at the unearthly 4:30a.m; slipped in to her son’s tracksuit; wore a pair of sneakers; tied the laces and was ready to run her way, literally, out of [more...]

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Re-placing Language: Contrapuntal Textual Strategies in Atwood’s Surfacing | Pravin K. Patel

Re-placing Language: Contrapuntal Textual Strategies in Atwood’s Surfacing | Pravin K. Patel

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 DE VIVRE | Jon Shifrin

JOÃO DE VIVRE | Jon Shifrin

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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Kuchaji | Surya K. Kalsi

Kuchaji | Surya K. Kalsi

No, I’m not. Not a bad girl. But Mama said so because she calls me brain-scattered. But you never say it, you call me pretty and say I am smart and good girl, like my no-name doll. I read in my homework book: She Sells [more...]

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SWITZERLAND |	Robert Wexelblatt

SWITZERLAND | Robert Wexelblatt

        1.     The guards, not wishing to make any noise, carried two pine chairs all the way from the commissary, set them down outside the prisoner’s cell, and sat on them.  Birm and Erko, whose twelve-hour shift began at eight in the morning, had [more...]

Under A Darkening Sky | Terry Sanville

Under A Darkening Sky | Terry Sanville

Our nest is old and used by many others before us. It sits in the crotch of a huge eucalyptus on a hillside overlooking the harbor. Directly below rests an orange-tiled estate where we hunt for bugs under its eaves, drink from the fountain, and [more...]

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If you marry, your father will die | Anuradha Bhattacharyya

If you marry, your father will die | Anuradha Bhattacharyya

The astrologer said, ‘If you marry between 20th Jan and 19th Feb, your father will die’. Anupam is deeply disappointed. He loved Moumita and wanted to marry her someday. But the astrologer has prohibited marriage exactly in the month which suited him. This period corresponds [more...]

The Marrying Type | Nirushan Sivagnanasuntharam

The Marrying Type | Nirushan Sivagnanasuntharam

My mom always hoped that Lara and I would break up. Her distaste for the idea as Lara as a daughter in law had to do with the fact that Lara was from a Chinese family (my mother naturally preferred that I be with a [more...]

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