By Saadat Hasan Manto – “Arrey, who cares for what Manto bhai writes? Manto has a habit of splitting hairs,” said Khan into the receiver before he hung up. He spread his legs some more so some air passes through his tight denims, his tall frame was sprawled on the sofa in his vanity van. […]
Here’s the short fiction piece Bahadur O Bahadur – published in Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature Journal.
My story, ‘Dancing Girl of Mohenjo-Daro’ in the August issue of The Four Quarters Magazine. Here is an excerpt: “I was already gliding; one can’t walk inside those doors or over those slippery floors, one can just glide. Inside the lights were yellow, brighter than the sun but still soothing, like yellowish sparkling stars. And […]
My short story Bahadur O’ Bahadur is forthcoming in Sahitya Akademi’s Journal- Indian Literature(May- June) issue. Do let me know what you think of the story. The Journal is only available offline. Here’s an excerpt- When they finally sat outside like every night, with red wine and darkness, the milk and darkness, she told him […]
No, the boys and the men, the girls and the women protesting at Raisina Hill are not ‘haloed’ people for me. I understand their need and my need to assert but I do not understand this clamor and hurry for this word called ‘justice.’ Justice is not delivered through an ATM machine. So, their anger […]