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‘An Unwritten Song’ by Sonam Dema

A thousand stars A lone moon A lonely boy And I, a night-sky.   A thousand promises A love song A paper lover And I, a perpetual dreamer.   A thousand voyages A waning solace A passing sailor And I,…

‘UNDERCURRENT’ by Daya Bhat

“Who am I?” She nudges and nobbles, “A mere spectator? A non-reformer? But so are you!” She sneers in obstinacy Dares to challenge! “My dwelling bound by wood and glass. Margins defined – space confined. I have done no good…

‘A Winter Song’ by Sonam Dema

A Winter Song

Give me a winter wrapped in pleasing fragility of intense cold, Of unequivocal bliss of dancing snowflakes, Melting into the flashing sunlight.   Give me a winter filled with chuckles of mischievous children, Of outrageous snowball fights, red cheeks and…

‘Of Love, Etc.’ by Dipima Buragohain

Your dreams and my eyes, Your hopes and my smile, My wishes and your twinkle, My desires and your lips, Between yours and mine Lies the thing called love.   He said, “I’m in love with you” I smiled in…

NAW Interview with Debra Solomon

Debra Solomon

Debra Solomon completed her undergraduate degree in International Relations in 1992, from Towson University in Maryland. After having worked for trading companies for several years and travelled to Turkey, Vietnam and Hong Kong, developing new business opportunities for her company.…

‘My Love Story’ by Surbhi Thukral

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology A frisson of fear shot through me as the footsteps continued to draw nearer. I prayed a silent prayer. The door suddenly swung open and two tall figures…

‘My Sperm Donor’ by Padmaja Menon

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Aparna  looked at her Mother exasperatedly. “ Amma, please be reasonable , I don’t want to get married again, I am happy on my own and I am…

NAW Interview with Elka Ray

Elka Ray is the author of one novel, Hanoi Jane (Marshall Cavendish, 2010), and two children’s books about Vietnam: Vietnam A to Z and 123 Vietnam! (Phan Thi Press, 2012) that she also illustrated. Elka holds British and Canadian citizenship…