fiction

FICTION / Jishu

After the previous tenant vacated the house, Khan E Alam decided not to accommodate any younger residents.

FLASH FICTION / The journey

If you travel on a bus, always take the window seat.

INTERVIEW / A look at AAPI representation in tech with Kyla Zhao of ‘Valley Verified’

This week, Kyla Zhao, the author of Valley Verified (Penguin Random House, 2024), graced us with an exclusive interview to give us insights into the changing trends in Asian American literature.

REFLECTIONS / Literature or sadism: The bleak picture of trauma in ‘A Little Life’

There are few novelists as cruel as Hanya Yanagihara—and in A Little Life (Doubleday, 2015), her pen draws blood. Nine years on, the controversy of the 800-page character study of an irreparably broken protagonist is still ablaze with accusations that it sadistically exploits trauma for profit.

FICTION / After the rain

Again, I wasn’t a poet, but words and sentences jumbled up seeing that small face, light make-up enhancing her beauty. A loose strand of hair cascaded down her cheek, framing her face.

FICTION / Storm child

The majority of my early childhood was spent in a big house filled with endless possibilities. At least, that’s what my preteen self thought at the time.

INTERVIEW / Speaking with Arunava Sinha about Sanya Rushdi’s ‘Hospital’: A translator extraordinaire

"...it is our responsibility to contribute to ways in which more translators can work well, be compensated fairly and find the work worthwhile enough to continue doing it"

THE SHELF / Second person narratives: A universe unexplored

You cannot reach the expansive world of literature quick enough

FICTION / After the rain

While leaving the institute, a nurse gave me a packet of cigarettes as a token of friendship

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

The journey

If you travel on a bus, always take the window seat.

June 22, 2024
June 22, 2024

Jishu

After the previous tenant vacated the house, Khan E Alam decided not to accommodate any younger residents.

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

Literature or sadism: The bleak picture of trauma in ‘A Little Life’

There are few novelists as cruel as Hanya Yanagihara—and in A Little Life (Doubleday, 2015), her pen draws blood. Nine years on, the controversy of the 800-page character study of an irreparably broken protagonist is still ablaze with accusations that it sadistically exploits trauma for profit.

June 20, 2024
June 20, 2024

A look at AAPI representation in tech with Kyla Zhao of ‘Valley Verified’

This week, Kyla Zhao, the author of Valley Verified (Penguin Random House, 2024), graced us with an exclusive interview to give us insights into the changing trends in Asian American literature.

June 15, 2024
June 15, 2024

After the rain

Again, I wasn’t a poet, but words and sentences jumbled up seeing that small face, light make-up enhancing her beauty. A loose strand of hair cascaded down her cheek, framing her face.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

Storm child

The majority of my early childhood was spent in a big house filled with endless possibilities. At least, that’s what my preteen self thought at the time.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Speaking with Arunava Sinha about Sanya Rushdi’s ‘Hospital’: A translator extraordinaire

"...it is our responsibility to contribute to ways in which more translators can work well, be compensated fairly and find the work worthwhile enough to continue doing it"

June 5, 2024
June 5, 2024

Second person narratives: A universe unexplored

You cannot reach the expansive world of literature quick enough

June 1, 2024
June 1, 2024

After the rain

While leaving the institute, a nurse gave me a packet of cigarettes as a token of friendship

May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024

House of Cards

Welcome, weary traveler! To my humble abode. Come, come. I'll show you

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