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Please find attached the final chapter of the first part of my latest novel The Chhattisgarh. It has more about the theory of detachment, more about The Vedas, the more about the mythology of 5 thousand years old region of Chhattisgarh, the more about Kalpna and more about the central character Reghu and his religious views in a world infected with the reptiles of violence.

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Stephen Gill

When Kalpna’s enigma hit ... Read More
Dr. Rita Garg

The word crusade refers to military expeditions of European Christians from the 11th to the 13th centuries to recover the Holy Land from the Muslims. These days crusade refers to any energetic, determined and long campaign for a meaningful cause. Stephen Gill’s novel The Coexistence is about a meaningful cause. The crusader here is Raghu, an Indo/Canadian writer, who draws a blueprint to live and let live in a story of the hopes, ... Read More
The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
Varadero, the spy (an excerpt from The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, 1515 words)

After living in JFK's country, Varadero returns home

As silently as the workers unloaded the cargo containers onto the quay, Varadero left the ship. A link of some sort had broken on the crossing, weakened, no doubt, by his and JFK’s actions. Confused, like someone who feels pain yet cannot locate its source, Varadero fell quiet. He didn’t really know what emotion to adopt. ... Read More

After writing seven thousand pages over twelve and a half years, I now have a novel, published this week, that is two hundred and twenty-four pages long. When I began working on the book, I knew it was going to be hard—hard for emotional reasons, certainly, but even more for technical ones.

The novel is called “Family Life,” and it is based on my own experience. The novel tells the story of an Indian ... Read More
Short Fiction by Stephen Gill

--Kalpna in Raipur by Stephen Gill is an engaging and thought-provoking short fiction about love between a woman professor from India and an Indian Diaspora in Canada. One believes in love and another in the theory of detachment. The result of these two views is the base of the 8th chapter under the Chhattisgarh Series that raises a question if the theory of detachment was ... Read More
Short Fiction by Stephen Gill

The theory of detachment was originally to fight evil without expecting any reward and to escape cycles of rebirth. Many variations appeared from to time. All supported commitment and detachment. The latest prominent advocate of the detachment theory was Dhirindera Bramchari who owned a gun factory in Jammu in India. He was a rich baba who piloted his own aircraft. He died in a crash.

The meditation that Reghu supported ... Read More
My new found love
Javaid Bashir

I want to give an account of my new found love. It had just few days ago. Perhaps it was God send opportunity, and I did not hesitate for a second to avail it. It was ordained by the divinity.

This affair concerns with the finest emotions and feelings of heart that I have no control over, Can I live without them . That is a million dollar question. I have searched my ... Read More
Done with Men
By: Shuchi Singh kalra

Rviewed By: Priyanka Batra Harjai

Publisher: Indireads

(We would make 10 copies of the book available to your readers, free of cost, as a giveaway. All they have to do is email dwm-samail@indireads.com, and they will be entered into a draw - Publisher)


‘Done with the Men’, is about a girl - Kairavi Krishna (Kay) who swears to walk out of the love-vista because she has lost all hope of ever-finding love. Her best friend ... Read More
JAGDALPUR (part two)
Short Fiction by Stephen Gill

“There are professionals who work for money even if anyone wants to take revenge with their help. They suggest using a peacock to win love and if a women wants her lover to be faithful to her, she should weep in such a way that her tears fall on the lips of her lover.

“Chhattisgarh is known for its open washrooms. It is advised that when a person urinates, the wetness should ... Read More
Stephen Gill

Where creeds are not crushed and human gods do not feed

the vultures of war, that island of yours defends the dignity of


that is distinctive and charming.

Where life is not anchored to the strands of zealots

and crocodiles of disharmony do not roam around,

that delta of yours dwells in the woods of blessedness

under the ... Read More
JAGDALPUR (part one)
Short Fiction by Stephen Gill

Whenever Reghu visited Chhattisgarh he was warned against the Nexalites and witchcraft. He was visiting its territory Bastar again, where the bustle of both was at their apex. He worried neither about the witchcraft, because it had no scientific base, nor the Nexalite groups, because they were primarily against the government. Yet, he was taking a calculated risk because of his unbridled passion that was being nourished in the ... Read More
By Julian Samuel (12-yrs old)

Santa Claus opened his eyes. Christmas Eve! The busiest day of the year. He started planning what he needed to do. The big guy gathered all the presents for the kids around the world. The whole crew in the North Pole was very excited for the big event. Santa Claus ate his large breakfast, which included: 10 pancakes, 8 sausages, 5 pounds of eggs and 4 bowls of cereal. He was ... Read More
Short Fiction by Sephen Gill

Reghu went to Bastar with Vice Chancellor Dwindra from Raipur. It was a pleasant six-hour drive, stopping at a variety of places, starting with the new capital of Chhattisgarh and then to its latest university area, where Vice Chancellor Dwindra had bought a piece of land to settle after his retirement. After a couple of hours on the way to Bastar they snacked with teachers at a college ... Read More
Short Fiction by Stephen Gill

“You are now going back to Canada after your tour of eight weeks to India. Nearly half of this time you have spent in Chhattisgarh.” Driver Manoj’s tone was inquisitive while on the way to Amarkantak, where Reghu had been invited for a talk by Adivasi University.

“I have come after twenty years to see the mother that birthed me and to know the Adivasi, the Aboriginals of India. It ... Read More
That 70s Babe

I think I fell in love with her the first time I saw her. And that doesn’t happen to me too often, let me tell you. But there was something about her—that lilting voice, those mischievous eyes and that dazzling smile—that made me fall in love with her immediately.

Of course, there were many people who ran her down—namely, my best friends. As we sat in one of the many cafés in Saddar that ... Read More
Synopses of a Selection of Stories
Dressed to Kill by Parul Tyagi

From his old-world shop in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk, Pandit-ji has been dressing brides in the wedding outfits of their dreams for the past forty years. Two jittery brides have come to collect their joras on the same day—Sejal, a Delhi native, and Saleema, who has travelled all the way from Karachi. Over designs, dresses and disasters, the two young women connect for a lifetime.

That 70’s Babe by Mamun Adil

It’s ... Read More

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