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‘Mango Moods’ by Reeta Mani

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology As the cool evening breeze swept the stray curls off her face, Chitra eagerly glanced at the steel platter next to her. Big, enticing chunks of raw, green…

‘The Crowning Glory’ by Dr. Dipan Adhikari

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The morning sun has just dawned upon the mother earth. The sunrise has started casting splendid splashes of fiery opalescence across the sky. The periwinkle sky is thus…

‘MAYA’ by Shuchi Singh Kalra

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology “Renu! Renu! Where are you?” Kishan Kumar’s coarse voice echoed across the living room. “Yes, Bauji” Renu scampered out of the kitchen, her hands coated in flour and…

‘Lamp Post’ by Partha Pratim Das

On a mystic December day So cold and weary a lamp was, For a sudden power cut, It had lost almost lost all its , Warmth  and brightness , Made the dark highway naked, But the dying bulb Was still…

‘Wet dreams of Damsels’ by Chandramohan S

What happens to deferred dreams of girls? Do they evaporate? Like the tears of an ill-fated bride Without any traces ? Does it end up as crimson graffiti of a sword piercing a heart, Tear brimming eyes On bridal bed…

‘The Inner Light’ by Murli Melwani

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Here they beat me and want to know why I did it. They won’t believe me whenI say that the Inner Light led me to it. They laugh…

‘SHE’ by Satish Pendharkar

She showed us mountains Purple and clouds cirrus That crowned their peaks. Through her we learned to breathe And serenading Life We began interpreting The language of birds And realized that Donkeys As also Pigs are creatures of God  …

NAW interview with Jane Borges…

NAW- When did your literary journey begin? At what age did you discover that you wanted to write? Jane Borges –I must have been 10 or 11 years old, when I discovered that I could write. Until then, I detested…