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  • TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : A Stich In Rhyme 1st Place Winner

    By KAAJAL AHUJA

    Thank You for the Inconvenience

     

    I walked through a garden far somewhere

    A canvas painted in the month of May

    But the painting brought me no delight

    And each step that I took,…

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  • TATA LitLive2015 + Kaleidoscope : A Stich In Rhyme 2nd Place Winner

    By PRAKRITI VASHISHTHA

    LIQID TEA AVAILABLE HERE

     

    Tea, for Dadi is milky but without the cream

    Dadi’s son, however, relishes the aftertaste of cardamom.

    Dadi’s better half, would deride the drink to be the Englishman’s…

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  • Beyond The Frame #2

    By Meher Manda

    Here’s the thing about smoking in Kasol. You shouldn’t do it.

     

    He took three intermittent breaks to catch his breath, along the – what the locals typically called ‘Pandraha-foot…

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  • First Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Creative Writing Contest: The Heart Knows

    By Priyal Panchal

    Why don’t I ever bite that dog in return?

    Why is that spider spinning webs of sorrow never shun?

    Why do I give that parasite right over my body?

    Why don’t I…

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  • Second Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Creative Writing Contest: Faded Smiles

    By Ritu Poddar

    She sent her son, to far off lands

    for degrees & better tomorrows

    She lived alone, & aged alone

    Behind her wrinkles, hid the sorrows.

    Over the phone he said, “Maa, got the…

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  • Third Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Creative Writing Contest: Sowing and Weeping

    By Jai Subramanian

    The last time we met you’d said

    there was no way to fix something so

    far beyond dead. “Rotting”

    was the word you’d used. Rotting

    for the world to see. Rotting

    like the shrunken…

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  • First Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Flash Fiction Contest

    By Lekha Nambiar

    My crane tipped junk into the landfill. The stench of decomposing waste

    filled the air.

    The sky was dark, for a ‘bright’ summer day. It started to rain- I watched the

    paint…

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  • Second Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Flash Fiction Contest

    By Divya Samtani

    No amount of books on childbirth you memorise can prepare you for the

    excruciating, body tearing pain that comes in the chance circumstance you

    push another human out of you. It…

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  • Third Winner of TATA Literature Live! 2015’s Flash Fiction Contest

    By Kelly Woller

    But darling, I love you!”

    ” Do you really expect me to believe that, you cheating scoundrel?”

    ” Trust me when I say it’s over”

    ” She’s here isn’t she? You had…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Walk Away

    By Shalini

    Mother was furious, he needs to listen to me! ” I’m his mother, of course I

    know better than him….”

    Father tried his best to convince him, ” Son, it’s not…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

    By Sharon

    It was half past noon and I was lost in Fountainhas. The Goa Tourism

    brochure urged me to ” explore the historic Old Quarter of Panjim on foot”

    but I wanted…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Creative Writing Contest’s Special Mention: Meant For Someone Else

    By Ameya Bondre

    Amar held my hand firmly. He had a charming smile. Baba trusted him- ”

    You are meant for someone who will protect you.” I was a ten year old girl

    and…

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  • Literature in the Australian Commonwealth

    By Tata literature live

    Literature in the Australian Commonwealth characteristically expresses collective values, perhaps more so than in other parts of the world. Even the experiences of the individual are viewed through a…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry #3

    By Tata literature live

    It was more than two hours past midnight, yet Ramulu was unable to sleep. He has been a

    small scale farmer and the successively failing monsoon and mounting debts were…

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  • TATA Literature Live! 2015 Q&A with Alanna Mitchell

    By Alanna Mitchell

    Alanna Mitchell is an award-winning Canadian journalist and author, who writes about science and social trends. Her most recent full-length book, Sea Sick:The Global Ocean in Crisis, is an international best…

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  • Literature Around the World in 2015!

    By Tata Literature Live!

    2015: The Year in Literature 

    There’s no denying it. It’s been a busy year in the world of literature, and it isn’t even over yet. The United States alone published…

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  • Tata Literature Live! MyStory 2015, Winning Entry: Smoke

    By Tata Literature Live!

    It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a

    level that one might get a stroke just by poking…

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  • Beyond The Frame: Homesick

    By Tata Literature Live!

    It was a sultry Kolkata afternoon right in the middle of my summer vacation. The heat had climbed to a

    level that one might get a stroke just by poking…

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