Author: New Asian Writing

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“The Power of Forgiveness’ by Lazola Pambo

It takes a man and a woman of courage, To ask for forgiveness, The heart lives in pain but the mind lives in denial, How exceptional indeed, When broken pieces are gathered once again Domestic violence Never shows any harmony…

‘Elegy’ by Prathap Kamath

The news of ends came mounting the whitest clouds; they showered each time I shivered a cool drizzle as soft as mother’s kiss that got warmer by the moment falling upon me.   Each loved one went silently down; bubbles…

‘Sinking’ by Prathap Kamath

Sinking When the waters refuse To swallow the sails   Sinking When the body blooms And the mind rots   Sinking When all that laughter won’t Wipe a little pain   Sinking When the blood of life Goes black with…

‘Morning’ by Prathap Kamath

Water boils in the steel pot held over the blue flame;   bubbles rising from the bottom as small as mustard seeds   move up in a tornado growing as they swirl to surface   big and strong as life…

‘THE DOMESTIC MAID’ by Anita Desai

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The mighty sun was rising on the city. The birds had taken flight on a new day. The city was abuzz with early morning activities; milk and newspaper…

‘The Night’ by Dipima Buragohain

Right in the middle of the starclad night, The fireflies nestle my delicate dreams, Over the beaming moon Blush the naive hopes. It’s a glasshouse of choices, Choices that are made with Each glorious sunshine and Every dark blue twillight.…