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Amazing Insight!

by Anuradha S. Bannore Naina was sitting outside on her verandah. She lived in a house surrounded by a lot of trees that seemed to be reaching the sky. There were very few houses around. Across the road, there was a huge forested area. Various types of birds & animals […]

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The Good Breath Of Air

by Nida Khattak ‘Why are you so quiet?’ I had zoned out completely. My mind is blank. Nothing’s really going on up there–or maybe everything. In such circumstances, you yourself are the most worthy of an answer to ‘Why am I so quiet?’ Words danced, one after the other, each […]

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A Special Christmas Story

by Rrashima Swaarup Verma  ‘But Ma honestly, I’m a big boy now!’ Sarah smiled even as her eight-year-old spread his hands out in a gesture of sheer helplessness. Tall and broad for his age, he already almost reached Sarah’s shoulders. To say that he was the apple of his mother’s […]

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Rebecca’s Diary

by Tamanna Malik Date: 26th November 2006 Its been exactly twenty-three days eight hours forty-one minutes and eight seconds now. I’m sitting on the same bench in the same corridor outside the same room with a white door reading the same letters – ICU. Mom is in there, on one […]

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This Is Christmas

by Linda Imbler I thought I had some of my best Christmases as a child, and although as an adult I spent each Christmas with my parents, I thought the Christmas of 1980 would not have much joy in it.  John Lennon had been murdered on December 8th, and that incident was […]

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Kai, My Child

by Renu Thapa “It’s almost 9, Kai. Let’s go!” My Kai is a very strong child. No, I am not saying that just because she is my only daughter but because my Kai is very strong. For a 5-year-old kid, my Kai is mature. I thought growing without a mother […]

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The Found Purse

by Parbat Lawati  Alluding to the arrival of that year’s winter, fall had already started taking place— in the blue flowers, in the tap water, on his skin and teacup. But, only, when one morning,  penetrating through and creeping under his blanket, a gust keeps blowing with an icy temperature […]

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Flight to Mumbai

by Rrashima Swaarup Verma It was the winter of 2019, just before the deadly coronavirus pandemic would start spreading its lethal tentacles around the world. That was the time when airports were normal, unmasked, chaotic places where people comfortably stood only centimeters apart without so much as a thought to […]

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A Ride to the Synagogue

by Vasundhara Singh  Rauchak, my tuk-tukwallah has started a chatty streak and within the first few seconds, he has already introduced himself: His name is Rauchak and he lives with his wife and two children, a few kilometers from the hotel. He thinks the hotel’s decor has improved since its […]