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Issue #36

Your Side of the Bed by Ila Ananya

Ila Ananya teaches at the Writing Centre at Azim Premji University, Bangalore. She formerly worked as a reporter at the feminist e-zine The Ladies Finger. Her work has also appeared in The Wire, Firstpost, Hindustan Times, Kafila, and Out of Print. She occasionally blogs at

चेरी ब्लॉसम (Cherry Blossom) by Ankrti Upadhyay

Anukrti Upadhyay has postgraduate degrees in management and literature, and a graduate degree in law. She writes in both English and Hindi. Her English novels Daura and Bhaunri are available in bookstores, as is her Hindi short-story collection जापानी सराय (A Japanese Inn). In her other life, she worked in a global investment bank as a compliance and risk officer. She divides her time between Mumbai and Singapore.

‘चेरी ब्लॉसम’ अनुकृति उपाध्याय के कहानी संग्रह ‘जापानी सराय’ से ली गयी है।

On Nightmares by Aakriti Kuntal

Aakriti Kuntal, aged 26, is a poet and writer from Gurugram, India. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Selcouth Station, RASPUTIN: A Poetry Thread, The Hindu, Madras Courier, Blue Nib, and Visual Verse among others. She was awarded the Reuel International Prize 2017 for poetry and was a finalist for the RL Poetry Award 2018.