ARTICLES/DISCUSSIONS

“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.


Editorial
  Charanjeet Kaur

Conversations
  Lucha Corpi: In Conversation with Ketaki Datta
  Mamang Dai: In Conversation with D Ramakrishna

Literary Essay
  Sharad Chandra: ‘Theatre of the Absurd’

Literary Articles
  Devika Karnad: ‘Lakshmi Kannan’s Going Home
  Kaushik Acharya & Kiriti Sengupta: ‘Commentaries on The Gita
  Shailja Chandra: ‘The Mona Lisa Phenomenon in Gulzar’s Writings’
  Subhra Roy: ‘Re-reading Easterine Kire’s Bitter Wormwood
  Tuhin Mukhopadhyay: ‘Anita Desai’s Voices in the City
  Yogesh Kumar Negi: ‘Himachali Folk Music’

FICTION

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.

Smitha Sehgal – ‘Editorial Musings’
Chandra Mohan Bhandari – ‘Himalayan Splendour’
Debasis Tripathy – ‘Convenient Friendship’
K Srinivasan Subramanian – ‘Tulasi has flowered’
Mohammad Shamsur Rabb Khan – ‘Old Man’s Fare’
Palak Sharma – ‘The Strange Journey’
Pragya Bhagat – ‘Portrait of an Old Man’
Shweta Tiwari – ‘His Love’
Sunaina Jain – ‘Lost and found’

BOOK REVIEW(S)

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.

Chandan Das – ‘A Certain Way
Manjinder Kaur Wratch – ‘Murder In Mahim
Nirojita Guha – ‘The Ocean of Churn
Rittvika Singh – ‘Baaz
Subashish Bhattacharjee – ‘And Gazelles Leaping’ & ‘Cradle of the Clouds
Tuhin Sanyal – ‘Dreams of the Sacred and Ephemeral
Wani Nazir – ‘Where are the Lilacs?’

POETRY

“There is rejoice, rejuvenation, emancipation, condemnation,” observes Editor Ambika Ananth, in the 34 poems by 9 sensitive poets she presents in this issue, including four by Sunil Sharma (in pic).

Ambika Ananth: Editorial Comment
Ambika Ananth
Amrita Bhattacharyya
Anil Bairwal
Nilamadhab Kar
Parag Mallik
Rahul Jayaram
Shelton Pinheiro
Sunil Sharma
Swati Srivastava

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