The Seeker (Book Excerpt) by Karan Bajaj

The Seeker

Karan Bajaj is the #1 bestselling author of Keep off the Grass (2008) and Johnny Gone Down (2010). He was selected among India Today’s 35 Under 35 Indians and nominated for the Crossword Book of the Year, Indiaplaza Golden Quill and Teacher’s Indian Achievers (Arts)…

‘The dying of the day’ by Lily C. Fen

Lily C. Fen

Lying on an island of sand that appeared thirty minutes ago.   the season’s low tide has given way to the day’s current.   Here is my island   Lady Sun sleepy   she slowly slides behind the mountains at…

Death and Taxes By Saligrama K. Aithal

One in Many

R. K. Narayan went to the office of the Registrar of Births and Deaths at the district headquarters at Malgudi to obtain the death certificate of his father Krishnaswamy Iyer so as to transfer money and property to his and…

Book Excerpt- Rise of Kali by Anand Neelakantan

Anand Neelakantan

Anand Neelakantan was born in Thripoonithura, on the outskirts of Cochin, Kerala. He currently works as a manager in Indian Oil Corporation ltd. His first book was a new take on Ramayana, the great mythological Indian epic, told from a…

Penniless Dating… Date 2

After spending a month in Patli, I was fed up with my parents constant bickering and I longed to go back. So, on a Saturday, I made my way back to my village near Manesar, Haryana where I was living…

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…