Category: Literature

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Poetry: Taste And See

By Vikram Kolmannskog From the corner of my eye, I see The woman who serves us She is smiling slightly The old man across from me He wears a tweed jacket and has white hair...

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Ashoka

Short fiction by Vikram Kolmannskog     I am tired of current masculine idols. For my own sake as well as society’s I will spend today on somebody different.   At first glance and...

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Your Brilliant Son

By Vikram Kolmannskog Auntie-ji, we need to talk. Your brilliant Son and me- we’re having an affair. And it’s so passionate, I can’t help myself. He’s so hot, I let him penetrate every inch...

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The Trouble with Love

By Dimpy Acharjee The uneven sunlight zigzagged into the room that ridiculously lazy winter morning, that moment when you cannot decide if you want it to be morning yet. Smruti stood by the window,...

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Jasmine

by Priyank Pillai tonight’s breeze is a queer anthropocene birthing dreams in soft pleats of your amma’s sari your unbraided hair and oceans of melanin are ancestral secrets written in the language of guava...

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Queering Love: The Song of Dusk

By Sandeep It’s Sunday afternoon and I watch a quarrel of sparrows around my feet, pecking at grains scattered by the local grocer. I perch on my favourite bench under a tree near my...

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Seahorse : An Excerpt

A Novel, By Janice Pariat “My songs, lords of the lyre, which of the gods, what hero, what mortal shall we celebrate?” – Pindar I remember the moment I discovered Nicholas’ disappearance as though...

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Homeland

By Vikram Kolmannskog The words of lawyers Were never the highest law of this land. Love was, is and shall forever be. Only lovers know what has been granted And what, from each of...

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A Kiss

By Sonali Raj You speak seldom, If you do You name names. I call you so often, from so far away, the whirlwinds of the desert know you. Whole galaxies fill my heart when...