Unveiling Afghanistan: In Conversation with Nazes Afroz, former editor of BBC and translator of a book on Afghanistan which reflects on the present day crisis. Click here to read.
The Traveller in Time: An interview with Sybil Pretious who has lived through history in six countries and travelled to forty — she has participated in the first democratic elections in an apartheid-worn South Africa and is from a time when Rhodesia was the name for Zimbabwe. Click here to read.
Translated from the original Bengali by Somdatta Mandal, these are Tagore’s essays and letters laced with humour. Click here to read.
Nazrul’s Kon Kule Aaj Bhirlo Tori translated from Bengali by Professor Fakrul Alam. Click here to read.
Akbar Barakzai’s poetry in Balochi, translated by Fazal Baloch. Click here to read.
A poem reflecting the state of Gandhi’s ideology written in Manipuri by Thangjam Ibopishak and translated from the Manipuri by Robin S Ngangom. Click here to read.
A poem in Korean, written & translated by Ihlwha Choi. Click here to read.
Written by Tagore in 1908, Amaar Nayano Bhulano Ele describes early autumn when the festival of Durga Puja is celebrated. It has been translated from Bengali by Mitali Chakravarty. Click here to read.
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Michael R Burch, A Jessie Michael, John Grey, Rupali Gupta Mukherjee, Mike Smith, Saranyan BV, Tony Brewer, Baisali Chatterjee Dutt, Jay Nicholls, Beni S Yanthan, Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozábal, Pramod Rastogi, Jason Ryberg, Michael Lee Johnson, Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Rhys Hughes
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
Musings/ Slices From Life
In this lighthearted narration, Farouk Gulsara uses humour to comment on darker themes. Click here to read.
Nitya Pandey talks of a virtual friendship that bloomed across borders of countries during the pandemic. Click here to read.
Sunil Sharma gives us a slice from his travels with vibrant photographs, changing continents and homes during the pandemic. Click here to read.
Musings of a Copywriter
Meenakshi Malhotra through folk songs that are associated with Durga Puja explores the theme of homecoming. Click here to read.
Candice Louisa Daquin applies Gandhiism to her own lived experiences. Click here to read.
Sameer Arshad Khatlani dwells on the tradition of education among Muslim women from early twentieth century, naming notables like Ismat Chughtai and Rashid Jahan. Click here to read.
John Herlihy takes us through more of Myanmar with his companion, Peter, in the third part of his travelogue through this land of mystic pagodas. Click here to read.
Ratnottama Sengupta, who has edited an encyclopaedia on culture and is a renowned arts journalist, gives us the role ‘kanthas’ (hand-embroidered mats, made of old rags) played in India’s freedom struggle. Click here to read.
Steve Davidson takes us for a fictitious interview with a Tibetan guru in Nepal. Click here to read.
An unusual flash fiction by Parnil Yodha about a Tibetan monk. Click here to read.
A short fiction from Bangladesh by Marzia Rahman on immigrants. Click here to read.
Krishna Sruthi Srivalsan writes of a past that created the present. Click here to read.
Tejaswinee Roychowdhury tells a story from a soldier’s perspective. Click here to read.
The Literary Fictionist
An excerpt of In a Land Far From Home: A Bengali in Afghanistan by Syed Mujtaba Ali, translated by Nazes Afroz. Click here to read.
Aruna Chakravarti reviews Golden Bangladesh at 50: Contemporary Stories & Poems edited by Shazia Omar. Click here to read.