Traitor – A Review

First published in the Journal – The Book Review on http://thebookreviewindia.org/ Translation of Krishan Chander’s classic Urdu novel ‘Ghaddaar’ Translator: Rakhshanda Jalil Publisher: Tranquebar Press by Westland Pages: 107 Price: Rs. 250 In the summer of 1947, the...

The Power of Completion

A friend who has let you down, a relationship where you have let down the other, a son who will not speak with his father, a mother who cannot forgive her daughter… All of us have ‘incompletions’. An incompletion in a relationship is one where something critical is...

A terrorist lives Inside me

A terrorist lives inside of me. Every time I abuse someone silently. Every time I slam a door. Or preach ‘Why can’t you….’ Or shout, ‘How dare he!’ And hug my holier-than-thou self. Every time I curse in impatience. Point my finger in shrill, indignant protest or...

The Flower

The Flower Dida! I want to come with you! No, it’s a cold day – you go back to sleep now. I will be back soon. No! Please? Pleeease? Pleeeeeease Dida? As she runs about, gathering her little basket of flowers, her little copper pot for pouring the water on...

Heavy Threads by Hazel Hall

When the dawn unfolds like a bolt of ribbon Thrown through my window, I know that hours of light Are about to thrust themselves into me Like omnivorous needles into listless cloth, Threaded with the heavy colours of the sun. They seem altogether too eager, To...