Month: May 2017



Microfiction by Sunil Sharma Near the bend, in the thick grove, the collector of butterflies, identified in cyberspace as N-P (Neo-Pagan) only, witnessed a fairy-tale encounter: a tree bent over the broad bosom of the river turns suddenly into a lip-locked couple— a dryad and a shy nymph, hugged by […]


A Gift Most Unusal

By Monica Bakre Recently, a few of my well-meaning neighbours coaxed me into accompanying them to a music show, claiming that I was fast turning into an unhealthy workaholic. The evening looked promising — a renowned singer from Mumbai, particularly known for his mastery over rendition of old Hindi film […]


Obeisance to the Nation

By N. V. Subbaraman from Chennai Mahakavi Bharathiyar, great  patriot, national Poet Subramaniya Bharathi with his sterling songs in Tamil, roused the peoples conscience towards, Motherland, its freedom, Mother Tongue, its greatness,  Woman’s lib, its need and sanctity, social evils, need to eradicate and so on during the short span […]


Silence is Surrender

By Mark Antony Rossi Good is stronger than Evil. This proclamation is not a cute catechism spoken by blind fools. It happens to be the absolute truth under the right conditions. When Good fails to meet those conditions Bad is left standing because Good only applies half of what truly […]


A Dawn In Spring

The  tangy  scent  of  mango  trees Is  wafting  around  with  whispering  breeze Ushering  in  the  queen  of  season- Spring , with  the  birds  and  bees Sun rays  filtering  through  the  leaves Create  a  magical  web I  sit  in  the  orchard – giddy As  if  drinking  in  a  pub Watching  fluttering, […]


The Illusion AAP is Living in

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal Merriam Webster dictionary define Hypocrisy as “a feigning to be what one is not or to believe what one does not:  behavior that contradicts what one claims to believe or feel.” From what’s going on these days they could have easily replaced the word Hypocrisy […]



Listen to me baby, a story I will tell. A story ’bout Fortuna, she’s my best friend. Forge your alliance with your good luck. Forge the alliance with the songs of your heart. Don’t listen to what others think in your head. It’s not your own life, it’s not your […]


A Soaked Carol…

A sixty-five year old lady… trembling with Parkinson’s… low on confidence… afraid… Kin bring her in… ‘Please see if you can help her …’ I sit down… listen… Soon… I ‘see’ the strong , proud ‘core’… ‘I used to sing beautifully …’, she says ,her eyes bright ,for the first […]