Discourse of the learned

Through the alleys of the giant library, walled with rags and book volumes, I was walking. Fragrance of old paper was inspiring me to...

Women; two lives

  “Will you tell these stories in your papers?” Amala squints up at Reva’s oval face. She really looks very much like her sister Meera....

In a dream

He looked into the sky and realized that its blue colour had resigned to red. The sun was setting. He turned his face to...

Torn pages

You know, the creepy sensation between my legs makes me dizzy. That day, in the crowded bus full of chattering men, where I was the only girl- a small girl coming back from school, a hand kept groping at me.

The neglected

By Umar Lateef Misgar and Khalid Fayaz She called her friend, Sahil, and told him about the chemist who had slid his phone number into...

Suffocation in the forest

By Haroon Rashid Dar “Oh, how I love adventure! And today is such a pleasant day... The greenery of nature, the flower booms, and this scorching heat of July..!” thought Muhammad Asif to himself. He made up his mind and...

Death in a bottle

By Saba Firdous 'Ammi apke haath se khoon beh raha hai hai’ (Mother, your hand is bleeding!), yelled little  Aamina  as she entered  her   house  and...

Thanda Gosht

By Saadat Hasan Manto Soon as Eesher Singh entered the room, Kalwant Kaur got up from the bed, stared at him with her sharp...

Ebony Ruler, the Mill Smoke, Heart’s Splinter

That shriek! How penetrable the siren is! It Pierces  my heart. First shriek! Two shrieks are yet to come -the second will be louder than the...

Enigma

He spoke rather exasperatedly, “This is a matter beyond your understanding. It is too technical for you, surely not as simple as it might...