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Mother’s Day

Her life was mired in a lot of pangs. They were physical. They were mental. However, she refused to relinquish. She accepted all of it with a broad smile on her face. A smile that concealed a zillion throes, a smile that shadowed a million drops of tears, a smile that articulated her glee just […]

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The Necromancer

Necromancy is a term that is very intimate to the ones who love the dark side of the force. Let’s be candid enough. What force are we raving about? Are we talking about the supernatural force that drives the world or are we simply conjuring up some hallucinatory incorporeal envision of ours which palls the […]

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Running (Short Review)

followBy Anitha Murthy, is the story of a poor young boy Krishna, who had been doing, for most of his life, what he thinks is best, a lost cause for his mother who is a house maid and a potential champion in the eyes of Ranga Sir, a star athlete in his time. One evening, Krishna […]

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Splash Down

Here is a short review about a story “Splashed down”. At one level, it is a story about love. Augustine Joseph and Lilly Antony, two souls deeply in love and engaged find themselves sucked into conventions and obedience. Lilly, a young, dreamy girl, hailing from a “Good family”, tries to be the graceful woman she […]

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Singhurd Saga

  The Latin phrase, in media res, meaning ‘in the middle of the things’ describes the technique by which story writers begin their tale in the middle of an action. It’s an age-old trick to get the reader involved immediately in the action of the story. However the real task then is to keep the reader continually […]

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Murakami in the Woods

  “I will go deep in the woods From where no roads diverge And I would poke at an anthill To be instantly submerged”   Isn’t this relatable? Any human being who has lived long enough to understand what life is, has wished for an escape at some point in their life. But how many […]

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Philosophy Against Suicide

“There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide”, began revered Philosopher Albert Camus, in his essay “The Myth of Sisyphus”. Camus can easily be regarded as the greatest thinker of the 20th century and his influence on literature, arts and thinking has resonated through modern and postmodern epochs. However, the reality […]

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HO HO HO!

Imagine it is the 25th of December. You have sent out Christmas greetings in traditional Christmas cards to your loved ones and also sent a nice, warm message on your WhatsApp groups. The ring of ‘Merry Christmas’ is in the air filling your ears. You smell Christmas cookies and recall the taste of the Christmas […]

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Vampirism and Literature

Human mind has always been intrigued by the mysteries that lie beyond all shades of black. This infatuation has led him to believe in existence of beings that surpass reality and fence into pure imagination giving rise to folklore’s that we know of today. And such is our obsession with doom that somehow we believe […]

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