Penniless Dating… Return to Patli

Since the heat in Delhi was getting unbearable, I went back to my village Patli for a month. My father had mellowed down a bit because I was no longer living with him and I decided perhaps it was not…

Penniless Dating… Date 1

We chat a lot exchanging life histories. I ask her for pictures and she sends me old ones, in which she doesn’t look fat. When I ask for recent ones, she says I have a fetish for pictures. But finally,…

Penniless Dating

I am sorry for not updating this section but when you are a struggling writer, sometimes you cannot write as winning bread and butter takes precedence over writing an article. I don’t even remember what I wrote the last time…

‘Loyalties’ by Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter

Short Story ID- 4/2015 Three years ago, that trip with Shushu across eastern China, resonating with its happy memories still. Five years since they’d started writing to each other. Emails so long they had narratives with beginnings and ends. Hand-written…

‘Un Answered’ by N S Abhayakumar

Abhay Poem

Why is it glowing, like candles over the grave of dreams , the radiance of affection. Why is it flowing on; like a veil over the face of fate , the river of voids. Why is it lingering on even…

‘Soporific’ by Rony Nair

Rony Nair

In your town again, the landmarks look newer; Shinier, this used to be my town too.   it no longer is.   school holidays bring kids in droves into nests and town centres with play areas that compensate in the…