March 01 2012 Issue
When the moon waned and the cicadas stopped humming, I heard the unmistakable rustle of her stirring from her bed in the next room.
That summer of 1947, when uncertainty was rife all over the country, I was in the village of Lal Deri in Sindh, searching for sites to be excavated.
Boeing has been making the Chinook helicopter since about 1962. In fact, the Chinook-47 might be unlike any other helicopter you have encountered, because it can carry up to 47 persons on board.
I was flooded with anticipation, I really, really did want to see a tiger in the wild but I kept it a closely guarded secret.
They say it is not my forte. But what is forte anyway?
Miss! Miss! The man showed his kidneys!
Thimmakka was about forty eight years old. She was called ‘Thimmi’. She accompanied a group of construction workers.
Shehan Karunatilaka says he’s not too obsessed with cricket.
Kushal Krishnan was a man, neither of means, nor desires. His house had been bequeathed to him by his grandfather and his bakery had been set up by his father.
The air was heavy with a mélange of sounds, smells and smoke. The sweet fragrance of incense and joss sticks mingled with something stronger, more acrid…
Anita is rounded like a well formed pebble. She is generally quiet. She polishes the murals with a wet cloth and intense devotion.
I don’t judge a book by its cover; I judge it by its first lines.
My attempts at ushering myself into romance, assiduously as they continued, began when I started college.
Reflections, he thought, gazing at his own on a mirrored pillar, one of many that decorated the massive hall.
Haven, Alaka Yeravadekar
Pineapple woman, Usha Kishore
Unwavered, Sumaiya Inayat
Extinction, Ardra Manasi
Afternoon gives way, Jayaprakash satyamurthy
Exam Hour, Paroma chakravarty
Bhang Diary, Snehith kumbla