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‘Pickle Jars not Peacemakers’ by Daya Bhat

Two white jars with mustard skirting, mouths shut in muslin layers mounted on either sides of her slender waist carved out of butter Her arms around their necks she climbs to the terrace- the aroma still fresh on her fingers…

‘Page 3 trivia’ by Daya Bhat

I touch their lives superficially On a glossy, the latest on her shelf while I wait for a haircut at the local parlor. “Ma’am please sit” she’d said making me feel divaesque Pointing to a cane sofa while continuing to…

‘Acceptance’ by Daya Bhat

‘Roses are beautiful’ But why do noses wrinkle and tongues wag? ‘Roses are beautiful, thorns are ugly’ say the noses and tongues. ‘What’s a rose without some thorns? Wait a minute, hold that thought Let’s rediscover, thorns are beautiful too’…

‘Dancing the Bihu’ by Juanita Kakoty

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Bhaity da had curls that came down to his shoulders and a slender waist that gave the girls a fever. His complexion was flawless; he took great care…

‘Happy Girl’ by Anuradha Handique

She is all hopes and dreams… From the time she wakes up, till the stars shine high;   Steps out every morning with a smile on her face; to spread the love she holds in her heart.   Patience is…

‘Good Driver, Bad Driver’ by Ankhi

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Sitting in his SUV, at the open air parking lot entry, he patiently gestured for her to drive forward. “You smug bastard, you don’t tell me what to…

NAW Interview with Stephen Black

Stephen Black has previously dabbled in photography, video and music. He is the author of ‘I ate Tiong Bahru’ which is currently being given for free (only 1000 ebook copies available). See the bottom of the page for instructions on…

‘The scent of Eucalyptus’ by Oishanee Ghosh

The Date 2

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Aarti woke up to an unfamiliar, raucous singing from upstairs. Slightly irritated at having to forfeit her early morning succession of dreams, she got out of her blanket…

‘THE DUBLIN STUDIO PORTRAIT’ by Ram Govardhan

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology The garrulous, accomplished mariner that he was, Joe Farquhar seldom spoke after Fiona, his wife, passed away. His gift of gab disappeared, turned taciturn and, for over fifteen…

‘Carpe Diem’ by SW

We’ve all acquired some worthless education. A bit of this and a bit of that, And with constant effort some imitation, so can win that race against another rat. But well read and conned by rot will earn you a…