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Contributors Vol. 17.2

Mossarrap H Khan Has recently defended his doctoral dissertation at the Department of English, New York University, USA. His creative pieces have previously appeared on The Bombay Review, The Sunflower Collective, Setu Magazine, and Asia Writes Project. Praveena Ahamker is…

India

Listen, India is not a woman let alone a benevolent mother draped in the tricolour, head crowned, Palm stretched to bless those who shun her femininity in all other forms. India is dark and dusty, It exists, at once, In…

Five poems on Survival

MY MURDERER AND I The murderer loses no morality Never risk a thought Pitched on the terrain of war Thoughts are ammunition We can discuss if the murder happened But never doubt the morality of my murderer He gently caressed…

Rejected Poem

1 The poem was accused asanti national and rejected like a US visa applicant from Muslim country It wanted to prove as nationalist It started with Vandematharam the continuing lines were only nouns of the independence struggles in which the…

The itch Fades

Mosquito bites scab over and the itch fades. Oud notes fade through the patio door into the night and smoke escapes from your lips to mine. I inhale. I look over the railing into the night at the lights below.…

Just a Piece of Cloth

This is something about which I have always wanted to write. Something that contributes so much to my identity and me as a person, yet, from the cover, it’s just a scarf. Just a piece of cloth. I don’t remember…

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