Artwork by Jeanpaul Ferro for Issue 17
Artwork by Jeanpaul Ferro for Issue 17

Dear readers,

I’m happy to be assisted by a bright new team of editors and equally committed and talented young boys and girls, all less than 25 years, who have been interning with us this past one month. It’s more work, but with these wonderful people around me, I’m happy to be looking at the stories in a new way.

The Internet is our juice, it’s our inspiration and our power. We have become, without ever wanting to, the carriers of stories through the sluice gates of an increasingly connected world. And what an experience it has been. The stories have impregnated the minds of our readers with newer conflicts, in a gentle and persuasive way that only stories can. All to make a future less imperfect, and this fresh new Issue is a tiny step that holds aloft this rather ambitious goal. Happy reading.

Kulpreet Yadav
New Delhi

‘Death Rattle’ by AR Bender
‘Inside the Birdcage’ by Nadia Kabir Barb
‘SPIRIT’ by Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor

Creative Nonfiction:
‘A Clumsy Little Story’ by Feretesh Molavi
‘An Émigré’ by Tadhg Muller
‘Mangoes & Mayhem’ by Supriya Bhatnagar

‘1’ by Goirick Brahmachari
‘SILENCE RULES’ by Haimanti Dutta Ray
‘SOBER AND SAD’ by Megha Rao
‘WAVES’ by Steffen Horstmann

Rakhshanda Jalil by Kulpreet Yadav
Sukanya Venkatraghvan by Kulpreet Yadav

Artwork by Jéanpaul Ferro