Tuesday, April 7, 2020

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...

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...

For Reading Gorky

By Stuti Govil The fridge is poorly stocked. All the vegetables are now condemned to their present state of dereliction. The scant milk gives off...

The day I died

People would call me Jan Soab, they still do, but with some suffixes added like Janti or Janatgaar. I left my body last Saturday....

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...

An Infernal Creature

People no more believe in such things because such things no longer come to pass in their whereabouts. This does not mean that such...

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...

Sheer, 1961

The air was moist from yesterday’s rain and the sun rose reluctantly as if struggling for space, choked by the gushing wind. She sat...

An Offensive Tale

Written by Hari Krishan Koul | Translated from Kashmiri by M. Siddiq Beigh The great God be thanked that I came by a taxi right...

A Cockfight

Written by Amin Kamil | Translated from Kashmiri by M Siddiq Beig The moment Ghulam Khan entered the compound, Shah Maal got up with a...
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