Category: South Asia

‘My Sperm Donor’ by Padmaja Menon

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Aparna  looked at her Mother exasperatedly. “ Amma, please be reasonable , I don’t want to get married again, I am happy on my own and I am…

‘Starless Day’ by Barnali Saha

Short story selected for the 2013 New Asian Writing Short Story Anthology Mahatma Gandhi Road, a drab thoroughfare liberally laden with potholes and open-mouthed drains and housing a line of trees tumescent in the middle along its sides, trotted down…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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…

‘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.…