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I, etcetera

I, etcetera

I suppose a certain kind of Calcutta novel can be written. By a certain kind of Southern Avenue Calcuttan such as me. These are read…

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An Ambiguous Weekend

An Ambiguous Weekend

Richard’s clay sculptures could say a great deal about him. Luckily, he did not sculpt very often. He spent most of his time bagging groceries…

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Kulfi

Kulfi

Pushpa did not know about the Gospels. In fact, she barely knew anything about Jesus. But she would have appreciated one of his teachings—to be…

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A Trip through Indian Classical

A Trip through Indian Classical

Goirick Brahmachari’s poems on the theme Indian Classical

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1989 School Yard Shooting

1989 School Yard Shooting

The voices spoke when he was alone,
instructing him to carve words with a pocketknife
to the side of an assault rifle.

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Tripod

Tripod

Windy shore, speckled seagulls,
a black-haired girl with azure eyes, climbing on rocks,
the gray-haired father’s pale hands wiping her mouth.

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The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

The Overcoat by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Every month, The Reading Room showcases a short story, or excerpts of a book, from some of the greatest writers the world has ever seen.

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