Happy New Year! And my, what a moment for us at Spark – we turn FOUR this January, all thanks to your continued support! Celebrating our anniversary, we have put together an issue that encapsulates what we believe we stand for – variety! Presenting to you, the Spark fourth anniversary issue ‘Potpourri!’ As always, we have for you a delightful spread of fiction, poetry, non-fiction and some wonderful photography and art.
It’s a beautiful experience to understand what poetry really is and what it isn’t when a poet describes it for you. Vinita Agrawal pens a must-read piece.
Vipin KC lets the colours run wild in his painting of Krishna.
A writer goes through a torturous bout of writer’s block. And suddenly, the words begin to flow. Nikitha Phyllis tells us how the words came back to the writer.
When a child is born, there are many thoughts that run in a father’s mind. Among them are those about their future together. Parth Pandya sheds light on some of these thoughts through a poem.
Engaged to each other out of the blue, a young man and woman find themselves grappling with the uncomfortable silence that persists between them. Nandini Rajagopalan pens a beautiful story on the awkward silence.
A new year marks new beginnings. S. Harikrishnan captures several moods of beginnings through his lens.
A man who loves variety in life celebrates yet another birthday, but is everything alright? Shirani Rajapakse’s poem has the answers.
Kalpanaa Misra tells us of the power of memories – to give pleasure or pain, depending on how we choose to look at them – as she recounts her memories associated with Christmas.