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"Short stories, essays and poetry from 'parts of the world where the Internet is not yet so strongly entrenched but where
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Autumn 2001

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By Uma Mahadevan-Dasgupta

   For me, he was always holding on to himself, unwilling to reveal his secrets. For him, I was always willing to believe the worst of people and of things...

Childhood Pleasures

By Pumla Dineo Gqola
(Republic of South Africa)

 And this is how I manage to hear the story. With so many grown-up people confronting such a crisis, it is easy to forget there is a child in the room

  By Rasik Shah

The car slowed down. It was going to turn. Pratima started to tremble and began saying the jappa prayer to herself. 

Sunset in the Hills

  By Rumjhum Biswas

      Her house was full of people again, just like in the old days. Laughing, squabbling, teasing, complaining. 

Of Pavement, Temples
And the BlueHaze


By Anjana Basu

 The legends  are  numerous, misting into a collage of sadhus among icy mountain streams, the world’s highest mountain...and the Beatles.

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