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Poems On Friendship: Of Starlit Nights And Sunflowers

Poems On Friendship: Of Starlit Nights And Sunflowers

The poet sighs that pangs of jubilant, curious eyes are my friends, will wake me forever in the starry night.

31 July 2022
Poem: Marbles Of Malice

Poem: Marbles Of Malice

'A new scripture will be written on righteousness. The crows belonging to the places of pilgrimage will be the supervisors,' writes the poet.

31 July 2022

Book Excerpt: A Crowd Gathered At Doyal’s House

A massive crowd gathered at Doyal Rajbongshi’s house in Jaila Para, the fisherfolk’s hamlet.  

Our 7 AM Pursuit Or What We Do In The Mornings

Our 7 AM Pursuit Or What We Do In The Mornings

'Unlike other pursuits that might lose charm over the years, newspaper reading still brings that same adrenaline rush every morning': The writer soaks in the...

31 July 2022

Poems: It Snows And Rains

The poet’s chronotope is thronged with trees and forests, and here snow slips softly from their shapely branches.

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30 July 2022
Short Story: Hari Jadu Madhu

Short Story: Hari Jadu Madhu

The short story travels to the unreal reality of the protagonists intersecting in the milieu of Assam. Do you know Assam means peerless?It is derived from the...


24 July 2022
Poems: The Same Sky And Other Verses

Poems: The Same Sky And Other Verses

Poems from Sankar Sarkar and Sreya Sarkar’s collaborative work, 'The Same Sky' reflect on love, self, loss and life.


24 July 2022
Poem: The Body Of My Language

Poem: The Body Of My Language

Our language is often betrayed by us. Poet Juliette Tocino-Smith writes 'Underneath its shield of firm skin that envelops it, that suppresses it my language at...


23 July 2022
A Manual: How To Wear A Saree?

A Manual: How To Wear A Saree?

Radhika Pradhan pens in her signature sharp-witted manner how to wear a saree that may personify 'the ideal Indian woman’s grace'.


23 July 2022
Mumbai Versified, Two Poems

Mumbai Versified, Two Poems

Poet Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca meanders amidst the monsoon and markets of Mumbai that remains Bombay in nooks and corners.


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23 July 2022
Book Excerpt: Chambal Revisited

Book Excerpt: Chambal Revisited

The translator reflects that while the name Chambal evokes a range of associations like fear, grandeur, violence, crime, and heroic machoism, in our mind,...


17 July 2022
Uncitizened: A Short Fiction On The Times We Live In

Uncitizened: A Short Fiction On The Times We Live In

Did the demon of demonetization ever visit us? Kashif Ilyas’s protagonist follows a man to a door and walks in, and when he turns to look back, the door has...


17 July 2022
Book Review: Of Owning And Belonging

Book Review: Of Owning And Belonging

Dhanapatir Char tells the story about the lives of women bought and sold without their consent or knowledge. Despite traces of magical realism, the novel is...


17 July 2022
Poems: Of Clocktowers And Tripwires

Poems: Of Clocktowers And Tripwires

The poet floats through an urban landscape, and his eyes map all, from the gulped vestiges of the day to the blocks of memory.


17 July 2022
Of Small Towns And Small Tales: A Rain-soaked Reminiscence 

Of Small Towns And Small Tales: A Rain-soaked Reminiscence 

Durgapur was the noiseless town of Hawkins in the popular web series, 'Stranger Things'. Monsoons were not summoned by petrichor, but they used to follow the...


17 July 2022
Poems: A Passage Through India

Poems: A Passage Through India

'The proud recognition of what we both need: to live free, educate our children, and to eat occasionally as we breathe,' writes Stephen Cole about his journey.


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16 July 2022
Gelatin, Goblins And Dandelions

Gelatin, Goblins And Dandelions

'The petals would reach the Stratosphere, earnestness is long-lost now,' writes Fatima Khan.


16 July 2022
A No-trust Motion Against The Monsoon

A No-trust Motion Against The Monsoon

All the poets are not enthralled by rain. Kushal Poddar writes that he has trust issues with the shower.


16 July 2022
A Magahi Novel: Fool Bahadur

A Magahi Novel: Fool Bahadur

An extraordinary literary journey that began with a search of works in the author’s mother tongue.


10 July 2022
Poem: A Book Of Rains

Poem: A Book Of Rains

Ashwani Kumar writes a poem about rains and longing to write a book of rains.


13 July 2022
Rain Droplets Can Capture The Stillness Of A Scattered Heart

Rain Droplets Can Capture The Stillness Of A Scattered Heart

As monsoons advance across West Bengal, a poet and artist paints her city, Kolkata, in all its drenched and decadent glory.


10 July 2022
Lonesome Lockdowns, Bedtime Blues: Poems On Surviving Solitude

Lonesome Lockdowns, Bedtime Blues: Poems On Surviving Solitude

'An empty whisky bottle', 'stale coffee mugs', and a 'blue veil of darkness' become metaphors for solitude in these poems that capture the foggy miasma of...


10 July 2022
Book Review: Ode To Sisterhood And The Shared Struggles Of 'Weird Women'

Book Review: Ode To Sisterhood And The Shared Struggles Of 'Weird Women'

Three women with different issues - a sudden widow, an equally sudden divorcee, and a teacher who cannot conceive - form the core of the plot of Aruna...


09 July 2022
Poems: The Many Facets Of Home

Poems: The Many Facets Of Home

The many poems on home and its memories.


09 July 2022
The Butterfly Clip And The Jolnapai

The Butterfly Clip And The Jolnapai

I did own a jolnapai, a gift from appa. He outgrew his pair of black-but-fast-turning-grey polyester pants and so he took them to a tailor a few blocks down...


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