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Return of a Favor

by Sreelekha Chatterjee The taxi came to a screeching halt, intruding on the flow of my thoughts. “We have reached, sir.” The driver said, observing me in the rear-view mirror. I looked out the window. The white three-storeyed house stood before me in its usual glory on the bright May […]

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Just an Ordinary Rainy Evening

by Sushma Doshi The evening sky is dark with angry thunderclouds. The rain lashes against the window panes of the car. I sit in the backseat of the car and watch the wipers moving up and down. The driver maneuvers the car through a vegetable market avoiding the puddles and […]

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A Debt Settled

by K.S.Subramanian He had seen evenings melt into the dark in the park where he always went for a siesta.  He wanted to be alone sometimes, though he had his own circle of well-meaning but downcast friends who had strong reasons to be so. They also would come with him to […]

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Social Fabric

by Snigdha Agrawal  Shantala had swept and mopped the floor very carefully that morning.  The cobwebs from the ceiling and corners were wiped clean.  Paper decorations were strung on the wall where the wooden pyramidal-shaped Golu padi with five tiers was placed, looking forlorn.  Soon that would change.  The ladies of the […]

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Nexus

by Adyasha Acharya The sky gleams with bright blue and pink beams of light. This is what you see when you look up from our planet, Nexus. It is the largest among all celestial bodies in the Andromeda Galaxy. However, the sight is one you can never get used to. […]

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Rustic Essence

by Shyamal Mukhopadhay ~*~ An adaptive translated version of the story in Hindi ‘EK ADIM RATRI KI MEHAK’   by the late Phanishwar Nath Renu, one of the celebrated writers of Hindi literature. ~*~ Karma was not able to close his eyes – it was nearly midnight. He as usual was […]

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Shadows of Another Day

by Aneeta Sharma I stare at my tormentor, the knot of fear in my stomach tightening with each passing second. ‘She was a school friend. One of the few I had. That is why I asked her to meet me’. I have repeated the same sentence so many times that […]

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I Love-

by Ruchika Aggarwal Your own motivations can be a complete mystery to you. Actually, they can be complete lies, which you don’t realise until the truth surfaces. What I thought about Aarush as “he is weird” actually translated into “I like him”. The truth was baffling but my feelings had […]

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It Split the Heavens

by Steve Carr This is the story of Nhean. It was told to me by Nhean from his deathbed. A humble man, Nhean wondered aloud why I thought his life story was worth telling or remembering. He raises his head slightly from his pillow and speaks in a whisper. “I […]

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The Invisible

by Sai Prashanthi Neelda Time : 11:30 pm ORR, Hyderabad There were so many people crowded and observing what had happened? There is a question mark on all faces, what happened? Policemen came and cleared the crowd. Because there was a death of a man who died on the road. […]