Review: The Baby Comb by José Sotolongo

 Darlene Campos reviews José Sotolongo’s 'The Baby Comb' published in Litro.   REVIEW José Sotolongo’s “The Baby Comb” tells the story of Russell, a young up and coming actor whose past heavily affects his present. The story begins with beautiful imagery of Russell’s little sister, Sara. Sotolongo uses descriptive language like “little cauliflower heads” for her … Continue reading Review: The Baby Comb by José Sotolongo

Advertisements

Review: Joan of Mazgaon by Zenisha Gonsalves

Ishaan Jajodia reviews Zenisha Gonsalves' story 'Joan of Mazgaon' published in TBLM.   REVIEW “What if?” These two words form the entrance way into a land of the counterfactual, the unreal, with the eroteme as the keystone. The land that the reader is transported into is the world of a Bombay that is resplendent in its … Continue reading Review: Joan of Mazgaon by Zenisha Gonsalves

Review: Once again next year by Oindrila Mukherjee

Krishna Sruthi Srivalsan reviews Oindrila Mukherjee's 'Once Again Next Year' published in Jaggery.   REVIEW Oindrila Mukherjee’s Once Again Next Year has a mellow tone despite the bittersweet background it is set against. Reading it was akin to listening to a melody in Ahiri, a raga meant to express grief, but so haunting in its beauty that it … Continue reading Review: Once again next year by Oindrila Mukherjee

Review: The Monotony of Hornbills by Jyothi Vinod

Abha Iyengar reviews Jyothi Vinod's story 'The Monotony of Hornbills’ published in DNA's Sunday supplement- Just Before Monday.   REVIEW My first brush with Jyothi Vinod’s writing happened when I co-edited ‘The Other’, an anthology of 33 writers writing on the same theme, and selected for it her story titled, ‘The Benefits of Forced Laughter’, a … Continue reading Review: The Monotony of Hornbills by Jyothi Vinod

Review: Hope that he hears by Prashila Naik

Kaani contributor Prashila Naik’s short story ‘Hope that he hears’ published in The Bombay Literary Magazine is reviewed by Rituparna Roy.   REVIEW “Hope that he hears” by Prashila Naik took me back to my childhood and adolescence. To the skeletons in my family's cupboard. Everyone I know knows someone who was in love with a cousin. … Continue reading Review: Hope that he hears by Prashila Naik

Review: The trouble with mangoes by Janet H. Swinney

Kaani contributor Janet H. Swinney’s short story ‘The trouble with mangoes' published in Indian Review is reviewed by Neera Kashyap.   REVIEW Janet Swinney is British but, owing to her long association with India, writes both with observed knowledge and objective distance of issues set in India. While in her other stories, she has brought up … Continue reading Review: The trouble with mangoes by Janet H. Swinney