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Bone Music

  Vol 2 Issue 2 | July-Sept 2022 Bone Music Story and art by Anupam Arunachalam   Cultural repression in the USSR Because much of our view of the Communist USSR comes from western sources, largely American, there’s a lot of US propaganda that obscures the real picture of Cold War Soviet Russia. But in […]

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Jaane Wale Sipahi

Vol 2 Issue 2 | July-Sept 2022 Jaane Wale Sipahi Story by Falah Faisal | Art by Mad Paule   This story was based on an episode described in the Safdar Hashmi biography ‘Halla Bol!’ by Sudhanva Deshpande.   Safdar: a man of many talents Safdar Hashmi wore several hats – he was an actor, […]

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Lockdown Fugue

Vol 2 Issue 2 | July-Sept 2022 Lockdown Fugue Story by Nandita Basu | Art by Anjora Noronha   The story of ‘Lockdown Fugue’ is set during the first year of the Covid-19 pandemic, when a strict, nationwide lockdown brought a nation of 1.38 billion people to a standstill. In a bid to contain the […]

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New Wave

Vol 2 Issue 2 | July-Sept 2022 New Wave Story by Jay Kshirsagar | Art by Annada Menon   This story is a fantastical imagining that involves cats, music, superstrings and the rejuvenation of our damaged earth. The harmony of spheres A single note contains infinite harmony in the form of overtones. Each note naturally […]

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Suffernama

  Vol 2 Issue 1 | April-June 2022 Suffernama Story and art by Suhail Naqshbandi   Kashmir: a brief history Over the centuries, Kashmir has been ruled by several dynasties and kings – from Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire to the Mughals to Ahmad Shah Durrani of the Durrani Empire and later, Ranjit Singh of […]

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Into the Woods

  Vol 2 Issue 1 | April-June 2022 Into the Woods Story by C.G. Salamander | Art by Rajiv Eipe   Russian Forest Rangers Russian forest rangers like Anya are tasked with protecting forests, national parks, and local parklands. Living a basic life often in the remotest, coldest parts of the country, they are constantly […]

The Beholder’s Eye

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 The Beholder’s Eye Story by Anirudh Singh | Art by Kavita Singh Kale   This piece of speculative fiction explores the borders of science and spirituality, playing cleverly on a much-overused saying about the nature of beauty. The short story by Anirudh Singh has been interpreted in […]

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The Cave Painters

  Vol 1 Issue 4 | January-March 2022 The Cave Painters Story by Mohd Salman | Art by Archana Sreenivasan   The Mystery of Cave Paintings Prehistoric cave paintings are among the most fascinating relics left behind by our ancestors. They belong to a time when the human struggle for survival was far more intense. […]