He played with the smooth contours of the amulet around his neck. On the embossed silver, he felt the protrusion of Ganesa's axe held aloft in his upper right hand. Not far below was the lower right raised in blessing. The surface behind the god's shoulder went deep. The amulet had belonged to his maternal grandmother who had taken it out of a pouch under her pillow and tied it … [Read more...]
Neera Kashyap has worked as a newspaper journalist, as researcher and editor on environment and health, and as social and health communications specialist. She has published a book for young adults with Rupa & Co. titled Daring to Dream, 2003. Her stories for children have been included in five prize-winning anthologies published by Children’s Book Trust. As a literary writer of creative essays, poems and short fiction, her work has appeared in various online and print literary journals including Out of Print journal & Blog, Earthen Lamp Journal, The Bombay Literary Magazine, Muse India, Reading Hour and are forthcoming in Indian Literature and Papercuts. She lives in Delhi.