Fiction

The Lament of the Damned

5 minute read  by Christina John

She sat down after an hour of hard work. Her body did not need rest; her mind did so she sat. The morning had just begun and life in the city was already bus...

The Guilt of Detachment

7 minute read  by Ankita Raina

As I sit in the balcony of the three-storeyed building I’ve called home for the past one year, coughing multiple times because of the smoke coming from the t...

Dadi

6 minute read  by Sara Haque

She had two favourite children. One died young. And left her bitter. Vengeful. Shocked. She was afraid of evenings and bullets since then. But she often told...

Cracked

3 minute read  by Sonakshi Srivastava

When the cracks first appeared, she decided to ignore it. Who would care for it anyway, those blemishes on the wall. It was his job and he just may do it onc...

A Late Evening in Summer, 2018

4 minute read  by Srishti Gupta

Six-thirty on the clock on 11th June saw the sun inching down the horizon, its rays sputtering, spent, like pens running out, leaving thoughts suspended mid-...

As The Sidewalk Ends

3 minute read  by Hemakshi Malik

This story and its title are both inspired by Shel Silverstein’s Where The Sidewalk Ends.

The Forking Bristles

10 minute read  by Anshuman Yadav

The piece tries to interlace the narrative of Bertha Mason from Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre with that of a young, married woman. The latter is set in the pr...

Kolkata

6 minute read  by Aaryaka Nidhi

The Candy Shop in Jammu

4 minute read  by Avishek Ghosh

I saw her while I was being diagnosed with dysthymia – a major depressive disorder - at St. Stephen’s Hospital in Gurgaon. Which is kind of ironic in its own...

Untitled

3 minute read  by Anasuya Borah

The story is inspired from the video of the song “Sleep on The Floor” by The Lumineers.