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The Fragrance of Frangipani It was the first thought that came to her as she woke up. He was gone. And, soon, this bedroom, the house in whose eastern corner it sat, and the tiny garden outside with its gnarled old red hibiscus and the half-grown mango tree they had planted together, all […]
I was twelve, when I can’t remember who gifted me a book called World’s Best Horror Stories. The first story was ‘The Monkey’s Paw’ by W.W.Jacobs. I was terrified, so terrified after reading that story I have never ever read another piece of horror since, nor do I watch any horror movies. And then things […]
The Broken Home – English translation of Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Nastanirh’ By Lopamudra Banerjee A Review Nashtanirh is a Bengali novella by Rabindranath Tagore set in 19th Century Bengal which was published in 1901. There is a lot of speculation that the story is loosely based upon Tagore’s own relationship with Kadambari Devi, his sister –in-law […]
On a beautiful May evening, Going Home In The Rain and Other Stories by Monideepa Sahu was launched at Walking Bookfairs, Bhubaneswar, India. I was lucky enough to be present at the Book Launch and listen to the author talk passionately about her stories. I was fascinated by her tales and bought the book. I […]