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A Safe Journey

Small memories. Small memories of small things… In a story that captures the journey of a grandmother and her granddaughter, Vidhya Kripashankar invites you to discover how it is often the smallest things that have the biggest impact.

Mister Toad

All things great and small have a place in this world. A childhood story of arriving at this realization by Chandramohan Nair.

Leh and Ladakh

Priya Anand writes about Leh and Ladakh following her visit to the region for a trek. Spellbound from the time she landed in Leh, Priya’s poem highlights the region’s stark beauty, its unique culture and the people who inhabit it and how all of these provide a one-of-a-kind experience that is cerebral, sensual and spiritual.

A Lump In the Breast

Mohankumar’s story traces the emotional roller-coaster that a man puts himself through when he spots a small lump in his left breast.

Kaleidoscope

Purabi Bhattacharya picks three photographs that she has clicked and gives them a kaleidoscopic touch, resulting in some interesting abstract formations.

A Wedding Wish

Bakul Banerjee’s poem is inspired by insightful marriage hymns from Samaveda written by ancient sages in India.

Marooned

Caught in a devious exchange between two political powers, a man finds himself uprooted from his homeland. Story by Malcolm Carvalho.

Two Poems: Suffering & Schoolboy

Balu George writes two poems, one that muses on suffering and the other that recalls an incident that he experienced as a school boy.

Colour, Colour What Colour Do You Choose?

Kousalya is 38 years old and showing visible signs of ageing. She shares the thoughts that pop up in her mind when she is asked why she is not doing anything about the abundant grey on her head.

An Ode to Lake Bellandur

Parth Pandya pens an ode to the Bellandur Lake in Bangalore that has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

The Buzzing Bee and the Busy Bee

Debleena’s poem is a social satire that reflects on our need for being constantly busy and part of the latest buzz, sometimes with consequences that could potentially be fatal. It’s told in the voices of two bees.

Arti and Her Wandering Soul

A woman finds herself waking up from sleep and watching her soul. Vani writes a flash fiction piece.