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‘The Message’ by Nishath Nizar

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology He woke to the hum of the three tonne truck outside his home, unloading or loading bricks or wood or whatever the landlord was crazy enough to get…

‘PROGRESS’ by SAYANTAN PAL CHOWDHURY

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The morning was not so sunny that day unlike the three previous days. Rain started the last night. Thunders pealed. Stormy wind bent the heads of the coconut…

NAW interview with Ketaki Datta

Dr. Ketaki Datta

NAW- When did your literary journey begin? At what age did you discover that you wanted to write? Ketaki Datta- I had fallen in love with the world of words when I was just a toddler. As I was reared…

‘Out of My League’ by Anupam Dey

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Victor’s mother’s words hummed in his ears like the air pressure in the cochlear duct while landing. It hurt deep in an unbearably painful but strangely, pleasant way.…

‘SACRIFICE’ by SATISH PENDHARKAR

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology “Father, should I help you in turning you over to your left side?” enquired the young woman.  “You’ll be more comfortable that way.  At least for sometime.  You’ve…

‘Judgement Night’ by Gaurav Dixit

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Of the four men standing around Maulana Abu al-Sa’id’s body, one resembled a statue. He heard not a word of what the other three were talking among themselves.…

‘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…