Read Chapter IV of Kate Sarah’s thrilling novel, Taboo.
The quaint little bookstore stood at the farthest corner of the road. The sunlight quite didn’t reach it and the smell of damp moss permeated the air. The little abbreviations on the door once golden were now rusty. The door seemed old and creaky and the dust settles on it almost as thickly as snow. … Read moreOutside The Book Closet
One humid Kolkata night, as the remnants of the previous night’s bottle found itself depleting, I walked out to the neighbourhood bootlegger. The setting of the area seemed to be an unvarying one – the endless alternating between the dim light and the tranquil darkness, the shuffling footsteps, the limp figures seeking darker shades in … Read moreA Night in Kumartali
Nine years ago. Snip, snip. The snippets of callously cut hair falls on the ground of the salon. She looks at herself in the mirror. Chubby cheeks, round face, a bit of acne – exactly what most fifteen year olds look like. She looks into the mirror and feels slightly self conscious. Her mother is … Read moreThe Pretty Circle of Life
Prologue It has been two hours, the wheels roll on the dusty asphalt road while silence sits with the three riders. The car shines deep blue. It is two weeks old, a Volkswagen. Noah is seated at the back, he can smell the fresh leather. His brother hasn’t removed the plastic from the seat. It … Read moreLargesse – Largesse
This is Chapter II of Kate Sarah’s novel TABOO. If you haven’t read the first chapter, click here. CHAPTER II : CHHOKADI Humans are capable of everything on earth. As the master of the planet, we humans are capable of all things great and small. What surprises me the most is our affinity towards destruction. … Read moreTaboo | Chhokadi
By Wangchuk Bhutia It was early afternoon and the sky was confused whether it was winter, summer or the monsoons. I strolled up and down Kalimpong’s Main Road three times and an unfamiliar feeling that I managed to recognize at once struck me heavily, bluntly; it stabbed me and it cloaked me. It was this … Read moreAndhyaroo