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Palaver by Mamta Madhavan

Palaver by Mamta Madhavan  I was sitting in this quaint tea stall, tinned roof noisy in the January breeze— a few wooden benches, kettle boiling in the corner...

Rene Char by Adam Aitken (Australia)

Rene Char by Adam Aitken (Australia) The you of isolated fate of unknown hope the wind that will tear us all from the foreseeable or drive us down to the...

Crow-Girl by Ishrat Mattoo (India)

Crow-Girl by Ishrat Mattoo (India) In the sub-zero winter of Kashmir December is on me like a full moon. I strive! I Survive! Thanks to my colorful...

Bradford Pears In Spring by Carol Hamilton (USA)

Bradford Pears In Spring by Carol Hamilton (USA) She said she did not like ...

Mother by Bob D’Costa (India)

Mother by Bob D’Costa (India) Only one single Minute will request you to wait after your finger presses the bell for very soon you will hear the...

A Fisherman’s Ganga by Maitreyee Chowdhury (India)

A Fisherman’s Ganga by Maitreyee Chowdhury (India) I sat on a dingy boat, Looking at the MahaAarati On the DashwamedhaGhat. Seven priests adorned their Ganga In every human way...

THE WAILING WALL, REVISITED by Sudeep Sen (India)

  THE WAILING WALL, REVISITED BY SUDEEP SEN (INDIA) A human being is not symmetrical. — SRECKOKOSOVEL 1. I gently touch you now not the way I did eleven years ago — not...

Issue 4 February 2013

I was at the Hyderabad literary festival (Jan 18-20) to participate in a panel discussion called ‘Publish, Don’t Perish’. The listeners—mostly college students—talked about...

Rewind by M K Ajay (India/USA)

A swarm of paddy husk dragged to the wind’s edge of may flies, all flesh, no wings. Bend. Feel the knees hurting, the skin punctured by sun’s needle...

1 by Changming Yuan (China)

first formed in the far east a horizontal line kept moving westwards point by point as it rose gradually trying to stand up straight like the axis of the earth to...

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