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Articles labelled ‘short fiction’

  • Saadat Hasan Manto

    The Legacy of Manto

    Six decades after his death, we remember Saadat Hasan Manto, whose progressive and profound stories reaffirm his credibility as a giant of South Asian literature.
  • 12 Places to Submit Your Writing

    12 More Places to Submit Creative Writing in India

    For writers in India looking to get published, here are some more platforms that may be the right fit for your writing.
  • Photograph by Revathy V K

    A Gatherer of Stories

    In conversation with Revathy V K about her photography, her writing, and the queer community in India.
  • After Hours: The Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing

    Available Now: ‘After Hours’, Vol. 5 of Our New Writing Anthology

    Vol. 5 of our New Writing anthology is our second one in print and features original writing handpicked by Anjum Hasan and Samhita Arni. Get your copy now!
  • 20 Places to Submit Your Writing from India

    20 Places to Submit Creative Writing in India

    For writers in India looking to get published, here is a handy list we've put together to help you find the right platform for your writing.
  • Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Ghosts at a Contested Funeral

    Our feelings are second-hand. Our love is constructed. Our beliefs are coloured, our originality validated through artificial art. It has become truly difficult to love without getting hurt.
  • The Ballard Engine

    The Ballard Engine

    Right before the end, reality had become a bad sci-fi movie, the kind you watch at four in the morning, unable to sleep, unable to turn the T.V. off.
  • Forgetting by Devashish Makhija

    Butterflies on Strings

    The Maoists aren’t a ‘tribe’, though some of them might be tribals. The C.R.P.F. certainly isn’t. Which tribe hunts for a monthly salary?
  • The Helter Skelter Anthology of New Writing: Volume Four

    Available Now: Helter Skelter’s First Print Edition

    Vol. 4 of our New Writing anthology is our first print edition and features original writing handpicked by Janice Pariat, Nitoo Das, and Jerry Pinto. Get your copy now!
  • Chandrakala, illustration by Newman D'Silva

    The Groom and the Dog

    It was the summer before her final year of college when Vaidehi first saw Suresh Babu.
  • Dolls Are Like People; Illustration by Newman D'Silva

    Dolls Are Like People

    Her joints are stiff, but it’s nothing to worry about. It’s her natural condition.
  • The Hatter's Wife, illustration by Newman D'Silva

    The Hatter’s Wife

    Alice pressed her palm to the cool glass as her husband snipped away at the fabric that would form his fourth hat that week.
The City Speaks #31

The City Speaks #31

By Jai Undurti and Harsho Mohan Chattoraj
The City Speaks #31