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The House of a Hundred Stories by Mariam Karim-Ahlawat

Sometimes in distant, clouded dreams A wondrous house I still espy, And all it’s friendly memories Touch me like a happy sigh.   Where as little children we learnt To love … Continue reading

November 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

1975: Love of a Stranger By Arpita Bhawal

Every day, by 8.00 AM, she arrived with her leaf green tote bag, eyes shaded by an oversized pair of sunglasses and feet strapped casually in beige Roman sandals. She … Continue reading

June 26, 2016 · 1 Comment

What Will You Give For This Beauty by Ali Akbar Natiq

The Good Book Corner featured short stories all November2014. With author features, excerpts, reviews and interviews, and writings of greats like Ruskin Bond, Anton Chekov, Ismat Chughtai, Saadat Hasan Manto … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Malgudi Days by R.K.Narayan

AN ASTROLOGER’S DAY by R.K. NARAYAN Punctually at midday he opened his bag and spread out his professional equipment, which consisted of a dozen cowrie shells, a square piece of … Continue reading

November 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Doll Palace Stories by Sara Lippmann

They say never judge a book by its cover, but what first drew me to Sara Lippmann’s Doll Palace Stories was its beautiful cover of paper dolls that had one … Continue reading

November 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Railway Aunty by Mohan Sikka

From the anthology, DELHI NOIR, from Akashic Books (Spring 2009) and HarperCollins India (2009) Paharganj I lay in my dark little verandah, the space I occupied in my Bua’s flat. … Continue reading

November 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Lamb to Slaughter and other short stories by Roald Dahl

When I first discovered Roald Dahl, it was for his children’s stories. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, James and the Giant Peach and so many amazing books, … Continue reading

November 2, 2014 · Leave a comment