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‘LIGHTER OF THE PYRE’ by SATISH PENDHARKAR

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The corpses of those Who die from drowning Stink like hell. The corpses Of cancer-patients Ooze hazardous wastes.   Burning dead bodies Comes easily enough To the professional cremator For whom sorting out Fragments of bones from ashes Is easier…

‘Once in a by-lane’ by Meha Pande

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Ramla and Onir were in the underground book market of Chandani Bazaar. Chandani Bazaar was called so because it bore an obvious resemblance to Dilli’s Chandani Chowk. But this…

‘Maximum’ by Puspita Das Barbara

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology He couldn’t see when he was born. But then that’s natural for pups. Their eyes open only about two weeks after their birth. And he was the tiniest.…

‘Kubo-bird’ by Rudra Kinshuk

It is a morning of the latter half of Ashwin. Nikhilesh makes himself seated near the front-door of his house. No shirt on his body. But it has been covered with one end of his dhoti. In the morning a…

‘The Pomelo Tree’ by Rudra Kinshuk

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology They bore his grandpa away from his cottage with the straw thatch, covered with lush green pumpkin- creepers and a big chalta-tree hovering over it. It being a…

‘Absentminded Majoni’ by Juanita Kakoty

People thought she was not like this as a young girl. It afflicted her only after she became a ‘professor’. But I, who have almost been her shadow in our years of growing up together, always knew that absentmindedness was…

‘Silver lining’ by Shobhana Kumar

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The party was almost drawing to a close. Empty champagne glasses carelessly arranged themselves along with discarded plates, crumpled paper napkins and used cutlery on the pale cream…

‘Betrothed’ by Juanita Kakoty

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The flowery chiffon dress left a soft warm sensation every time it touched him. He pulled her close to him, his strong hands around her soft stomach, cheek…

Haiku poems by Yoshira Marbel

Haiku1 Expiry date reached Maker awaits an arrival Dying for a smoke   Haiku 2 Looking at the skies Crescent moon glistens Eating cheese cake   Haiku 3 Friends dancing in the rain Leaving an awesome party Such a wet…

‘The Tsunami Tragedy’ by Martine Olthof

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology A real life story By Martine Olthof On 26th December, 2004, a huge tragedy hit South East Asia. At 07:58 local time Bangkok and Java) a Tsunami was…