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Silhouettes

by Muhsina. K. Ismail The sky was huddled with greyish white clouds. Bright yellow sunlight was prickling Thamanna’s eyes. She drew the curtain blinds. Still, patches of yellow light appeared on a pillow, on the plastic foldable bookshelf, and on the yellow board printed with fruits and animals fitted on […]

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The Office Election

by Arya Bhandare  “Well my dear teammates, today is a beautiful day!”, Namita Mehta smiled at her sales team. I’m going to finish assessing your sales from yesterday and I hope each one of you has a margin to offer!” A Beautiful Indian woman of Kashmiri descent, With wide, liquid […]

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Metopia

by Aneeta Sundararaj Malaysia is supposed to uphold democratic principles.… Even though Islam is Malaysia’s official religion, this does not make Malaysia a theocracy. That is a slippery slope that we must not descend, for it poses an existential threat to the original concept of Malaysia. … Democracy also involves […]

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A One Jaggery

by Pathik Mitra “Date palm trees are like female bodies. It’s very sensitive to touch. The apt touch of the sickle in the correct spot will make an old dry tree flood sweet juice” The old man giggled after cracking his nasty joke. His name is Madhav and he is […]

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Some Time Before Dusk

by Rehan Sheikh Ali was the servant’s son. When my parents used to sail away for their work, he would be at my service. An honest, reverent, and dutiful young boy, Ali came from the Muslim slum nearby.  He would play with me, feed me, clean the house, spend time […]

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The Relationship

by Deepanshu Srivastava Amit Deshmukh and Girija Shinde were schoolmates in a public school in Colaba, Mumbai during the year 2010. When they grew up Girija took up the job of an executive in an ad agency in Colaba while Amit topped the MBA course at Mumbai University and was […]

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Trust

by Satyarth Pandita It was dark outside. Nothing was visible, not even the lofty barren mountains that surrounded our village- a remote and isolated one.  Outside the rain was falling. The chilly gusts of wind with the taste of rain had well-nigh depeopled the paths that connected the houses dotting […]

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Passengers

by Archit Joshi The ferry bobbed on the calm water, humble and patient. The water was calm because there was no tension. There was no tension because there was clarity. There was clarity because the future hinged on merely two possibilities. Either the ferry would go towards the mist or […]

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Brown Cake Occupied in My Mental Stage

by Maid Corbic “What’s that far out there?” the father echoed aloud, asking about the child. Spring day was never really closer, while the love of that day was increasingly turning into a trough of hatred and honor without shame and moral arrival. That day is still remembered clearly and […]