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The Wetland | Anindita Das

The Wetland | Anindita Das

As a ten year old, my knowledge of geography was sketchy. I had still not been  introduced to that arduous task of locating any random city in any obscure corner of the world and then point them down on a blank geographical map by writing [more…]

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Carpet Bombing | Tabish Nawaz

Carpet Bombing | Tabish Nawaz

When I first heard the word ‘carpet bombing’, I was a kid then, an eighth grader to be precise. I knew carpet, we had one. Mother brought it with her, in dowry, and often looking at it, she used to sigh about her good old [more…]

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The Story of Pariah | Naina Sethi

The Story of Pariah | Naina Sethi

“I assumed you would not return.” He smiled, directing the murky gaze of his eyes to my wearying footsteps.
I am, for ethical and legal policies, not allowed to divulge in pacifications or prejudices of any sort, but when I reached out my hand and gave his palm a slight rub — rough and weary from the borders

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The Comeuppance | Sneha Choudhury

The Comeuppance | Sneha Choudhury

I sinned, Mani. There is no going back and undoing what I did. The woman who was once so dear to me, who for my sake left her family and found in me her only solace has to forgive me for me to leave this [more…]

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The Hesitations of Damião and His First Love | José da Silva Coelho

The Hesitations of Damião and His First Love | José da Silva Coelho

Damião Gomindes, licensed advocate – not one of those who practice in India because they’re not needed in Portuguese Timor, but an intelligent and well-trained legal agent dedicated to his clients – had two defects that took the sheen off his talent. He stuttered, or [more…]

The Springfield Overland Trail  (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

The Springfield Overland Trail (Excerpts) | Husam Sweileh

Two Excerpts from The Springfield Overland Trail (From pages 165-168) Although Sam was on a watchfulness duty, he could not help thinking of his feelings about the American Civil War.  Since July 13, 1864, Sam had continually marched for long seven days with his regiment [more…]

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Property | Robert Wexelblatt

Property | Robert Wexelblatt

I The hour was nearly up and Dr. Clough, feeling more like a referee than a tutor, was deciding how best to put an end to it. The wood-paneled room was handsome and cold—all the rooms were. Cambridge was cold. England was cold, without enough [more…]

The Woman at the Piano | M.J. Cleghorn

The Woman at the Piano | M.J. Cleghorn

The 1934 Black Ebony Steinway stood alone and upright against the whitewashed wall. The woman at the piano was dead. The last few moments of her 94 and a half years were spent seated on hard wooden bench, slumped over in a pink flowered housedress, [more…]

Summer Vacation | Suyash Sahu

Summer Vacation | Suyash Sahu

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…]

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