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A Good Man at Heart | Barnali Saha

A Good Man at Heart | Barnali Saha

“May you fall asleep in the arms of a dream, so beautiful, you’ll wake up crying!” —Michel Faudet Mr. Basu Ray had been twisting the channel knob of the nineteen inch black and white television set in his living room, when his eye fell on [more...]

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The Denouement | K. Parthasarathi

The Denouement | K. Parthasarathi

“Amma, I don’t want to take an ordinary graduation course. I wish to do engineering in computer science. I have topped the school and my admission letter has been received. We have only to pay the fees by the month end” pleaded Janaki. “Don’t I [more...]

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The Boy Who Took Flowers from the Devil |  Shashank Yadav

The Boy Who Took Flowers from the Devil | Shashank Yadav

 There was a little boy named Bhanu who stole flowers from the garden of his school every morning. That was the only time he went towards the school except for the exams. Sometimes his mother sent him to fetch flowers for her morning rituals, but [more...]

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An Indian Dream | Balvinder Singh Banga

An Indian Dream | Balvinder Singh Banga

Seva Singh worked at Begumpur, the finest Indian restaurant on a fading High Street, mastering the steel pots of burning oil. His Samosas were ‘too much exquisite, a true taste of Punjab.’ That was what his boss wrote on the laminated menus that smelled of [more...]

Jasmine | Padma Prasad

Jasmine | Padma Prasad

When Aunt Baby told my grandfather she was going to join the S____ Ashram, the old one went mad, as if he’d lost his life’s savings or a hundred mosquitoes had bitten him, all at the same time. I was fifteen, she was thirty. I [more...]

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The Raaga Inside | Rama Shivakumar

The Raaga Inside | Rama Shivakumar

Lavanya had woken up to the early morning phone call with a start. “Laavu?” Pillai Uncle’s voice had sounded hollow. “It’s about your father”. “Yes?” she breathed into the phone, her heart pounding. “Heart Attack. We couldn’t wait,” Pillai Uncle continued. “We cremated him according [more...]

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London Rain | SK Kalsi

London Rain | SK Kalsi

Father never told mother about the secret. She discovered it from aunty G. who only told her because she wanted mother to feel bad. When father came home from the office mother was in their bedroom. Brother lay asleep in the crib. Father cried, “Hello?” [more...]

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Settling for Timeless Happiness | Nishi Kala

Settling for Timeless Happiness | Nishi Kala

As I stood gazing through the glass door sipping my coffee I saw my fellow workers bustling throughout the office. Observing them juggling between unfinished tasks, callously difficult files and loggerheaded bosses during presentations was somehow entertaining to me. The troubling thought that my spectatorship [more...]

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In Between | Rajendra Roul

In Between | Rajendra Roul

I, all of sudden, got a shock when my better-half placed her head on my shoulder and asked me in a semi-ecstatic tone: “Darling, can we plan, now, for a son? We can’t defy the society, can we?” At the time, I, along with her, [more...]

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