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Spark – September 2013 Issue

This is an issue that takes a break from our usual themes and goes totally freestyle! Catch our contributors present themes close to their hearts through fiction, non-fiction, photography and poetry. Don’t miss our special interview with author, Meghna Pant. The Lounge has a book review of Jeet Thayil’s Narcopolis and a discussion on an interesting Tamil Movie in the Storyboard section. We hope you enjoy this edition and as always, we look forward to hearing from you on what you thought about Spark this month. Do send us your comments to feedback@sparkthemagazine.com. Click here to access the September 2013 issue on our e-reader, ISSUU.

Don’t Romanticise Writing : Meghna Pant

In an interview to Yayaati Joshi, Meghna Pant, bestselling author of ‘Happy Birthday!’ and ‘One & a Half Wife’, shares her thoughts on being a literary fiction writer, her writerly journey and fiction-writing trends in India.

The Painting

A tree within a painting on the wall of a bar sparks a question inside the narrator’s mind. Abhishek Tiwari writes a poem.

An Embrace of Habit

Very often, complacence makes way into a relationship between two people. Prashila Naik captures a few moments in the lives of a man and a woman through a short story.

The Table

A table, a man and a woman and the special relationship that exists between the three – Ramya Sethuraman’s story reveals more.

Astrologically Aligned

A couple in love, and yearning to be together, are unfortunately unable to do so due to worldly constraints. Vinita Agrawal pens a poem on the ‘astrologically aligned’ pair.

Nothing to Lose

Sujata leads a rather uninteresting life as the rich-man’s wife until things take a turn at one of those ‘yet another’ social gatherings. Debleena Roy’s work of fiction tells Sujata’s story

Whoever Stole My Purse

Losing your wallet isn’t a very pleasant experience, especially when it’s loaded with money and other important things. Mohankumar’s poem describes how he imagines someone would lift a purse off an unsuspecting person.

Critters in Our Lives

The lives and beauty of the critters that exist around us. AM Aravind captures the magic in his photographs.

A Moment of Faith

Ragi simply can’t understand her mother’s spontaneous “Thank God!” for anything and everything. A summer morning in Delhi might perhaps give her a chance to consider her mother’s point of view.

Tunnel of Love

What marks love between two people? Is there love present between two people whose lives seem to be filled with anger and bitterness directed at the other? Jaya Siva Murty tells us the story of one such couple.

One Day

From dawn to dusk, Mohankumar summarises the little details of yet another day through a poem.

A Tale of Two Kiddies

Bringing up a child is fun as well as daunting for parents. And when you are handling two children, many new equations come into play. Parth Pandya shares his experience of parenting two kids. Here’s something that many parents are sure to relate to. Read on.

Bruises

Shweta Sharan’s story is about a woman who is particularly intriguing because of the bruises she carries. Read on.