Friday, November 16, 2018

Fiction

Plotistan

If I had not been in the company Kotha-e-Aval, the First Donkey, I swear by all the horrors hidden under the dark shroud that...

Are you afraid?

By Soumitro Sanyal “Let us go to a secluded place, you know, somewhere where it’s nice and peaceful, with no one around us to stalk...

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...

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....

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...

Answer me

This is the translation of 'Jawab Do' - one of the 22 short stories written, originally in Urdu, by Ghulam Nabi Shahid in his...

Testimony

soap-woar! soap-woar! soap-woar! Koap-woar! Koap-woar! Koap-woar! Hund-woar! Hund-woar! Hund-woar! It’s barely 7AM but Batmaloo bus stand has burst forth onto the day, its quotidian cacophonies...

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...

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...

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