Making a Grecian Urn… Click here to read.
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.
Travels & Holidays: Humour from Rabindranath
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
Animal Limericks by Michael R Burch. Click here to read.
In The Lords of Lights, with photographs and a story, Penny Wilkes makes an interesting new legend. Click here to read.
Poets, Poetry & Rhys Hughes
In Pessoa and Cavafy: What’s in a Name?, Rhys Hughes comically plays with the identity of these two poets. Click here to read.
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.
Travel in the Time of Pandemics: Select Diary Entries of an Urban Nomad
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
In Surviving to Tell a Pony-tale, Devraj Singh Kalsi journeys up a hill on a pony and gives a sedately hilarious account. Click here to read.
A Season of Magical Mellow Wistfulness
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.
How Women’s Education Flourished in Aligarh Muslim University
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.
Once Upon a Time in Burma: Of Friendships & Farewells
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.
Lunch with Baba Rinpoche in Kathmandu
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.
Odysseus & Me: A Quest for Home
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
In Bapu, Denied, Sunil Sharma explores the fate of Gandhiism in a world where his values have been forgotten. Click here to read.
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.
An excerpt from letters written by Tagore from Kobi & Rani, translated by Somdatta Mandal. Click here to read.
Aruna Chakravarti reviews Golden Bangladesh at 50: Contemporary Stories & Poems edited by Shazia Omar. Click here to read.
Somdatta Mandal reviews Wooden Cow by T. Janakiraman, translated from Tamil by Lakshmi Kannan. Click here to read.
Gracy Samjetsabam reviews Suzanne Kamata’s The Baseball Widow. Click here to read.
Bhaskar Parichha reviews Mohona Kanjilal’s A Taste of Time: A Food History of Calcutta. Click here to read.