Category: South Asia

‘The Plummet’ by Namrata

Namrata

Short Story ID- 2/2015 The shrill screams from the room next door woke Ruma from her sleep. Since the time she had come here sleep had always evaded her, right now she held on tightly to whatever little of sleep…

‘Rajamma’s Box’ by Meghna Sukumar

Meghna Sukumar

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Rajamma The young doctors took off their coats and left their consultation rooms. After five hours of duty, it was finally lunch time. As they slowly ambled out…

‘Water on a Hot Plate’ by Murli Melwani

Murli Melwani

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology One of the first persons I phoned when I came to spend the summer with my son, Anand, in Toronto was Vivek. Vivek was in the wholesale trade…

‘A Killer On A Coconut Tree’ by Shruthi Rao

Shruthi - Rao

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Ramayya rolled up the shutters of his tiny shop with an eardrum-shattering noise. He stepped in, touched the cash register and pressed his fingers to his eyes. He…

‘Kings and Sons’ by Vrinda Baliga

Vrinda Baliga

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology All eyes were on the girl when she entered.No one, however, met her gaze when she glanced timidly about the courtyard. Only Hirabai observed her frankly, noting every…

‘Recreation’ By Krupa Ge

Krupa

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Minakshi hit the play button, struggling to find a comfortable spot. Phule phule dhole dhole, Bohey kiba mridu baay. … Ki jani kishero lagi Pran kore haay-haay. By the…

‘Sleeping Around’ by Abdul Sulamal

Abdul Sulamal

 Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology  Translated from Pashto to English by N. Atal As soon as Amir walked through the door, he started shouting and cursing, “where are you!? You honour-less scum!” His…

‘Maid’ by Ritika Pathak

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Everyone called me Angoori and the name has stuck; I never questioned its origin. I can still remember the day when my life changed completely. My uncle Rajgopal…

‘Sparrow’ by Karishma Khanna

Short story selected for the 2014 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Anshu sat on the footpath and cried. Back then, it seemed like a good idea. Soon, people at the streets looked at her and pointed her out to…