A Review of What Not Words-Short Stories set in India and the Diaspora in the Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature Journal Issue 319, Sept-Oct 2020

Indian Literature Journal, Issue 319, September-October 2020 A book review by U. Atreya Sarma, a bilingual poet, reviewer, translator and Chief Editor of Muse India. “A Fictionalised Memoir with an Exotic and Diplomatic Touch – The stories in the book offer their own mental pabulum and messages, explicit or subtle….they have an ‘experimental structure’ ofContinue reading “A Review of What Not Words-Short Stories set in India and the Diaspora in the Sahitya Akademi’s Indian Literature Journal Issue 319, Sept-Oct 2020”

Little things of Joy: Sipping chai in an Ancient Cave in Urfa castle

Chai or cay, what would we and the world be without it? From the sweet, milky, cardamom-flavoured repeatedly- boiled chai of our dhabas, here I am, thousands of miles away, sipping black Turkish cay in a cavernous enclosure, in the old castle fort of Urfa. I am seated just some metres away from the birthplaceContinue reading “Little things of Joy: Sipping chai in an Ancient Cave in Urfa castle”