Where’s My Gullak?

Remember as kids how much we loved receiving ‘ashirwad’ money? When the fifth cousin from Dad’s side would visit in what was a once-in-the-lifetime (or once-in-a-long-long-time, or why-do-I-even-care-how-long-a-time) family visit and hand us a rolled-up bank-note (or two, if they were feeling generous) with the customary tagline – beta, isse chocolate kharid lena (buy yourself a…

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Cast Out and Other Stories by Sucharita Dutta-Asane: A Review

Sucharita Dutta-Asane is an upcoming talent in the Indian short-story circle and it’s easy to see why. With her lyrical writing style and empathetic approach to social flaws and topics that are taboo, she creates stories from seemingly everyday occurrences that still make the reader pause and reflect. Dutta-Asane is an independent editor and short-story…

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Standing (Ill) At Ease: For Those Who Stand At Work

Shopping malls are so much fun, aren’t they? All your favourite brands lined up in one location. The latest trends on display, beckoning you (or your wallet)… Come take a taste. Try me out. You want it. We know… we know. And you’re lured in by the smell of fresh fabric, the jazzy music and…

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Where is the Storm!

As I crept through the night Holding my pants really tight I waited for it to be true To be kept awake the night through. The warning was clear and mighty Will blow your candles and nightie. It howled and whistled for a while, Rustling the leaves and the textiles. It thundered a little, it…

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For The Ants: Published on Story Mirror

So how are we doing this fine April morning? Is it hot yet in your part of the world? Or are you still in bed because it’s still too cold to step out of the comfort of a cosy bed? (For some in the world summers STILL means snow and cold) Either way, I feel ya!…

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