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memories poem
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Poem: Memories

I try not to think/Of the setting sun by the Mediterranean/And the New York Times bestseller/On my chest/
like a baby clinging to her mother’s bosom…

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The domestic help short story
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Fiction: The Domestic Help

Menoka-di started working from the beginning of next month. I was very curious to know what ‘a poor grief-stricken wife, abandoned by her husband’ looked like. Menoka-di entered the house on a Sunday morning– tall and straight, with a rough tanned face but no sign of grief in her whole appearance.

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short poem by Souvik Chakraborty
Belles Lettres

Poem: Seeking Answers

I Try to hide behind the dark curtains of indifference/But can’t avoid the loving caress of the dying sun’s rays…

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Dinner invite humourous story
Belles Lettres

Humour: Dinner Invite

I stared at the message. What did she mean by that? Didn’t she recognize me? We had met just a fortnight ago and my WhatsApp DP was clear enough to signal that it is indeed me. It was she who did not have a display picture on her WhatsApp profile. Anyway, I let this go.

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story of a young man away from home
Belles Lettres

Fiction: On Friday the Fourteenth

Avik pulled the curtains and picked up his phone from the bed. No new messages. Not even one from the thirteen-odd WhatsApp groups he belongs to. He was a social man. Till a year ago! He turned towards his study table and pulled the chair and opened the lid of his laptop. It roared back to life in a few seconds.

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Linguistic imperialism
Belles Lettres

Name and Language- What’s Her Choice?

As expected, she didn’t lift a finger to remember our names. It seemed that she didn’t want to be bothered by Japanese names which must have been difficult for her to pronounce properly. So, she decided to call us by English names.

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