Fiction

Fiction

The Land

by Deepanshu Srivastava Farmers in Siliguri, a district of Darjeeling situated in the north of West Bengal have been facing a serious problem of selling their lands forcibly to a lobby of powerful and super-rich money-lenders and then were compelled to work as farm laborers in their lands. This story […]

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A Lost Soul

by Gomathi Sridevi How do you feel when everyone is avoiding you? No one wants to be my partner in a project. No one wants to sit next to me in the food court. No one wants to have a conversation with me. I am afraid that one day you […]

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The Night of October ‘72

by Meghali Daniel Sadori shivered as she recalled the events of that evening – events that will forever remain etched in her mind. She had been eleven years old then – an innocent victim, who happened to be in the wrong place and at the wrong time. Nevertheless, it had […]

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Birth of a Night

by Hridi It was a night of chase. It was a night. Exquisite danger: a tigress chasing us chasing a tigress. A night of many stars. Of terrible darkness, darkness smelling of the forest. A forest purged in darkness. A night of monsters, of angels, of mad meaningless fear, of […]

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Mutton Year

by Mohamed Mahou It was only two days before the annual feast and all the sheep were busy preparing their tribal ritual, often known as Tafaska. In fact, no day in the Mutton Year was more sacred than this one, when they celebrated their miraculous transformation into intelligent creatures. The great occasion also […]

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Pyaar Kya Hai?

by Akshita Chaudhuri Meri jaan, what would you tell me if I asked you, “yeh pyaar kya hota hai?” I wonder if you would’ve told me about the woman living in Calcutta, her love reverberates through the kitchen walls and her love is caged between what she calls a home. […]

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The Accident

by Deepanshu Srivastava Indrajeet Naik, a driver in Mumbai, was a pretentious man and had lots of dreams in his eyes. He wanted to have his own travel – agency. One day he met a person named Dhanraj Patil and when Patil came to know about the ambitions of Indrajeet, […]

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Tusks

by Steve Carr It’s abandoned now. Moss now covers most of the front facade and ivy encircles the marble columns that reach from the portico to the roof just above the second floor. The windows are covered in dust and dirt; sunlight has not shown through them for several years. […]

Fiction

A Piece of Heart

by Sudarshna Negi Her parents called her Ziva because she was the first born girl in their family after two generations.   Ziva,  means a piece of heart, as the name suggests she was loved by everyone in the family in her childhood.   Ziva was born in a small village far […]

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The Grass Cutter

by Snigdha Agrawal He comes at dusk, wearing a yellow and black checked shirt with sleeves rolled up, black pants, bare feet with a sickle in his hand.  Sometimes riding a much-used bicycle, other times on foot, to cut the overgrown grass.  Frail of built, but agile, it’s hard to […]