The Sound of Wind In Trees At Night

In this poem, ARTOHUS explores the soundscape that wind creates on trees during night time.

It is Alright

Night is that which offers solace after a grinding day, highlights Parth Pandya, in this poem.

Caravan In the Desert

The painting “Caravan in the Desert” shows a man walking along with his caravan or so called trail of camels travelling far distances irrespective of the time. Night is when the flocks start their journey to avoid the parching sand dunes. Art by Sana Khan.

The Night

Saikat Das highlights a dilemma that is fundamental to human existence, in verse.

The Lost Game

The process of design and institutionalization of religions mar the subtle beauty that lies within. The dawn can only partially descend upon the followers due to their inability to curb the darkness. This poem by Parminder Singh tries to track the very essence of this thought.

Oh! Calcutta!

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Suresh Subrahmanyan revisits the city of his childhood, university education and the cradle of most of his professional career. He finds that much has changed in Calcutta, not all for the better.

Spark – June 2017 Issue

What a wonderful experience it has been putting together this issue which focuses on the delightful theme of Fabric! The poetry, fiction and non-fiction in this month’s issue deal with not just diverse but very interesting facets of clothing. In addition, we have a book review, an album review and a movie review lined up for you in The Lounge! With a good mix of thematic and non-thematic stuff on offer, we can’t wait for you to get started with this edition! Go ahead, read and let us know how you liked this month’s issue on the theme ‘Fabric Tales’!

Silken Pilgrimages

This poem by Shreenidhi Rajagopalan is about silk, and the familiar images of the women in our lives it evokes. It talks about how we try to mould ourselves into those we grow up admiring, how we know we can’t and how we attempt to, anyway.

My Sartorial Journey

Chandramohan Nair takes a light-hearted look at his sartorial journey of sixty years and offers his mantra for navigating the world of fashion.

Patchwork Quilt Memories

Is the quilt woven from a lover’s memories enough to fill the void from her departure? Malcolm Carvalho writes a poem.

Sharing is Caring

Hand-me-downs and “swapping” clothes were a quintessential part of growing up in the 80s and 90s, and of college life. Vani recollects instances of sharing clothes and why she thinks it brings people closer.

A Secret Affair

A man talks about his interesting relationship with a yellow shirt in this poem by Saikat Das.


In this story by Anuradha, an army man reminisces about his experiences during a train journey, where he met a vibrant young mother who wove vivid patterns on clothes for a living. Dreamy by nature, but rooted to reality, the woman has left a lasting impression on him.

The Changing Face of My Wardrobe

From frocks stitched by her mother to owning beautiful Chettinad Cotton sarees, Anupama Krishnakumar traces the journey of her tryst with fabric and that of her ever-growing wardrobe.

Running Red

Swapnil’s story is of an adventure that hinges on a chunni and its red colour. A village girl notices an impending train disaster and tries to stop it by using the chunni as a stop sign. Will she succeed?

Weaving Traditions: The Patola Weavers of Patan

India is a land of rich culture and heritage. This piece brings you the story of one such striking heritage from the western part of the country as experienced by the author, ARTOHUS.