“The articles [and conversations] in this issue [by 12 litterateurs] span a long geographical and cultural belt across the globe!” sums up Editor Charanjeet Kaur. You have ‘Chicana’ poetry flowing out of Lucha Corpi (L in pic), in conversation with Ketaki Datta (R in pic), and the work of Gulzar, Anita Desai, Mamang Dai, et al to savour, in full measure.
You have 8 short stories of a kaleidoscopic variety by veterans, young, and new – including one by Shweta Tiwari (in pic) on a romantic pilgrimage to the Taj Mahal by a couple with a peculiar equation. Equally engaging and purposive are the other stories, presented by Smitha Sehgal, the new Editor.
Editor Atreya Sarma presents reviews of 8 interesting books across three genres. Nirojita Guha reviews Sanjeev Sanyal’s The Ocean of Churn which tells us how the Indian Ocean has shaped the human history. Rittvika Singh (in pic) reviews Anuja Chauhan’s Baaz, a patriotic romantic comedy set in the foreground of the 1971 Indo-Pak war. No less stimulating are the other reviews.