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Ramayana: The old new canvas

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From In Search of Sita to Sita Sings the Blues, the Ramayana has been retold, reinterpreted and resurrected several times over. Indeed, it has caught our imagination like few other stories have, writes Pervin Saket Continue reading

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Test of fire

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Fellow Styonkars, As SigEv just transmitted to you, the experiment has failed and I have returned. Yes, three hundred and four kosos before I was due. But remaining on Earth would only have wasted waste precious time. The Planet of Colour did not meet the criteria and I was compelled to ask Dharti to carry me back. We must begin the search for another, more worthy race. I intimate you now, before the official sabha meeting due in the eighth hissa, because it is best we resume the archive searches, choose from the volunteers and draw plan layouts. The time of the bequest approaches and another deserving race must be identified before the 444th Chakker of Larissa around Styon. And this time we must choose more carefully, lest our trial fails, like it did with Earthlok. For the first time since the Rounds of the Bequest, a race has been denied what it should have easily earned. Certainly you will want to know why – particularly the Mantris, whose fate it is now to scout for the next beneficiaries. The matter however, will be much discussed at the sabha, and it is futile to delve into details in so short a correspondence. It’ll suffice for now to know that our side of the test went on without a hitch, but they faltered repeatedly. Their last act proved them clearly unfit for such a historic revelation. Mercifully though, they will never … Continue reading

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Urmila

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Pervin Saket’s Urmila is the story of a contemporary woman in a small town of India whose husband left her to follow his older brother for fourteen years. If it sounds familiar, it’s surprising since Urmila’s story hasn’t really been told. Continue reading

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