Fourteen years ago this day I sat next to you, your head on my shoulder, your disheveled long hair brushing my shirt softly, smelling of lavender. The sun was exceptionally bright that afternoon, flirting with the breaking shadows of white … [Read the rest...] “Once Upon A Time by Fariel Shafee”
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It is a June evening and Sun is setting down. The Goldenyellow sky above is getting murkier and the air is moist and humid. Kashmir is in full bloom and everything in … [Read the rest...] “The 127th grave! by Sheikh Saaliq”
Only a handful of people attended the funeral though the dead person belonged to the same village and known to everybody there.
He did not know anyone. He had expected at least a few familiar faces. There was none.
Deep, deep green beamed from the canopy of branches as the last remnant of morning fog danced through them. The rich smell of wet earth filled the air, soaked my clothes, my hair, everything with its fragrance. I looked through … [Read the rest...] “Traveling with Elephants by Sarah Payton”
Nostalgia swelled as I entered the school. I ran my fingers along the rails of the rusting iron gates as I crossed them. Thirteen years ago, the very sight of these gates would fill my stomach with butterflies every morning; … [Read the rest...] “Mr. Devil | Anton Dsilva”
Bhola slapped his broom against the office wall and looked across the field at the majestic Pandal. Durga Puja was here, after a long and eager wait. It had come at the right time. The Mother’s children were distraught; they … [Read the rest...] “Dhaki’s Honour | Abhishek Jha”
The news of a huge catch of ‘Sol’ fish in the pond popularly known as ‘Singi Pukhuri’ had gone the round of the village. Many of the villagers had reportedly caught quite a sizable number of it simply by angling.… [Read the rest...] “The Bait | Mahim Bora (trans. by Lalit Saikia)”