January 28, 2017

The Firebird has flown back home, from Stanford to Ashoka. And with him, he brings flowers of flame with his new novel, to be published soon. Here’s an excerpt from the writer himself. From what we gather from this excerpt, the novel explores the queer relationships, w...

Amruta Patil and her graphic Re-Interpretation of Mythologies …

Research, reading, imagination and interpretation – these in simultaneity work its way into Amruta’s graphic texts.  Possibly her graphic novels explore the narrative desire in the artist in her. It explor...

January 28, 2017

Born in 1940 in Maharani Division of Margaret’s Hope Tea Garden, Tung, eight kilometers from Kurseong and Sonada, Gokul Sinha has done his Ph.D. from the University of North Bengal as an independent scholar. He did his schooling from St. Alphonsus' School, Kurseong, an...

January 28, 2017

We are proud to have Rochelle as one of Caesurae members. As a creative artist, she came over to Gangtok for a Haibun and Haiku workshop and readings in a Caesurae-Rachna collaborative event, at  the Rachna Bookstore. Caesurae members met her for the first time at the...

January 28, 2017

Shri Bhabanishankar Dasgupta is the elder son and disciple of the living legendary Sarode Maestro Padma Bhushan (Pt.) Buddhadev Dasgupta. 

Raga Kedara, belonging to the Kalyan thaat, is a Night Raga, which is resplendent with the beauty of love. While the raga could b...

Manisha Shrestha

Research Scholar

Sikkim University


Many a moments bloom before me

I pass them uninterested.

Pearls fall in torrents from heaven

And facing an oblivious awareness,

Disappointedly, vapour back.

The ticking of the clocks,

The bells in the schools

Alarm all,...

January 28, 2017

Samya Karpha, completed his MSc in Chemistry from Calcutta University. However, his love for Bengali language and literature inspired him to take up the job of a journalist with Ananda Bazar Patrika, Kolkata. He is a student of Shrimati Bratati Bandopadhyay, who is a w...

January 28, 2017


Is it a cradle

swinging in the void

humming a

lull-a-by to

the ever joyful

the ever crying

baby of life

now awake

now asleep?

Is it a pendulum

between two eternities

ceaselessly ticking

on the listless

glassy face of

old grandfather

on the wall

moving yet


for centuries?


January 28, 2017

don't speak badly of my father-- we are all created on the premise of whims not our own, merely fragments of light until we can elucidate things unseen prior to our presence. don't speak badly of candles in grimy windowsills accompanied by prayers-- we can all...

January 27, 2017

Lhamu’s Scar

For years Amla would agonize over a scar on my sister’s forehead. Duplicating my aerial feat, Lhamu trips in mid air, falling like a drunk on the edge of a bed. Blood splatters and her cries summons a mother in her tigress avatar.

 I, too, have scars but the...

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