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When Mountains Flow – the Songs of Dylan and Deborah

What links Bob Dylan, prophetess Deborah and the study of liquids that don’t really flow? Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty, Spark’s in-house scientist, provides the answers in this piece under the theme ‘Science’!

I Had a Fascination for Space Travel : Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty

Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty is one of the first writers who came knocking on our doors after the inaugural issue of Spark was published in January 2010. He has been an asset to the team ever since, delighting us unfailingly every time with his spellbinding writing. Jeevanjyoti writes on Science and human life with equal ease and what we particularly love about his works is the emotional element that finds its way into his writing even inside something as rational as Science. He has a way with words that we believe is his biggest gift as a writer.
An interview with Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty.

Forbidden Happiness

A bratty kid, his tired and impatient mother, and a woman and her husband who have made an entreaty that isn’t keeping them happy. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty writes a story that explores people, relationships and life.

Return for Spark

A multitude of ideas and characters from Jeevanjyoti’s earlier stories make an appearance in his special story for the anniversary issue. Read on to rediscover Bincuus (from “The Dream Bandit”, June 2010), the idea of characters telling authors their stories from a different world (from “Requesting an Extension”, July 2010), and Nuovo SPARK (from “‘Autumnal’, Heard of it?”, May 2010 and “Nuovo SPARK”, January 2012).

No Seat for “Young” Man

A man experiences a strange hollow within him and once he figures out what bothers him, he tries to beat the emptiness by taking a bus ride on a familiar route. What happens next? Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty’s work of fiction will give you the answers. Read on.

“Miss”

Anurag is deeply worried and is struggling to figure out what’s actually gone wrong with his life all of a sudden. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty writes a gripping short story.

Nuovo SPARK

The idea of Nuovo Spark would not be new for the old reader. For the uninitiated, it is Jeevanjyoti’s avatar of the present-day Spark many centuries from now or more precisely, the revived version of Spark post what he calls the Big Crisis, after which the world transitions to a totally new way of living. Get ready to travel to the future. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty writes a short story to represent the December 2011 issue themed ‘Time Machine’.

Letter to a Miss Special Unknown

What happens when a wife discovers a love letter that her husband had written long ago? Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty unravels the emotions and the strange truth of a marriage through a story.

Brain Back-up: Episode 1: Plugged In

Nikolai is a graduate student and a willing participant in an experiment for cognitive science. But ‘plugging in’ periodically for the experiment makes him feel a strange kind of happiness and pleasure – and he doesn’t know why. Kicking off Spark’s new ‘Story Blocks’ series, Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty writes a multi-part series ‘Brain Back-up,’ with more episodes in upcoming issues.

When Women Become Girls

Women mature faster than men and suddenly, these women become girls, who the boys die to impress with their gentlemanliness. Here’s an interesting take on what happens when women indeed ‘grow back’ to girls. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty entertains with his thoughts and words.

Stepchild of Mother Tongue

Are you a master of the English language but someone who struggles with the native tongue? Then here’s something you should read. Jeevanjyoti Chakraborty explores a relationship of a different order – his relationship with his mother tongue.