Volume 4 Special Issue 2 – August 2015

Dear Readers and Contributors,

Welcome to this special issue on short story that is published once an year in August. We have very interesting collection of short stories in different genre from varied authors worldwide. Human experience cuts across continents and joins us all together. This issue is a compilation of stories ranging from humorous, philosophical, radical, suspense, and social. All of them are poignant and extremely interesting to read.

Go forth, read, share and connect to the human experience.

Happy Reading and Sharing!

Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju
Chief & Founding Editor

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Author Profiles

Anastassiya Nam was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. She has an MA degree. She has graduated Literature School. Anastassiya has studied at the prose seminars of Russian Booker Prize Winner Oleg Pavlov, Russian Prize winners Michael Zemskov and Iliya Odegov and Carnegie Prize winner Tim Bowler. The short stories were published in a journal “Literary Almaty” in 2012.

Ansulika Paul is working as a guest lecturer in Govt. Polytechnic, Dhamtari, Chattisgarh, India. She is a writer, orator and a research scholar.

Arpita Mahapatra is a post-graduate in English Literature from the University of Delhi. She is currently a freelancing copy-editor and she has to her credit some publications on the web.

Gassim H. Dohal is an English literature teacher from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  He is a graduate of BSU & IUP, USA.  He has contributed research papers and articles in different academic journals.

Greg N Osborne is an international refugee in Cambodia producing art out of hotel rooms. He just finished an album, ‘Armagedon Songs’. Next, is an Apocalyptic stand up comedy, but it’s going to have to be really funny. More about him at

Jitamoni Phukan is an Assistant Professor of Bihpuria College, Assam, who is interested in feminism and other sensitive issues of contemporary world.

Dr. Madhvi Lata is assistant professor in Department of English, Dr Ambedkar Government Degree College, Unchahar (Raebareli), Uttar Pradesh, India.

Dr. Mrudula Lakkaraju is working in the Department of English, Osmania University. She is a prolific reader and writer. She has published and presented several papers. Her areas of interest are Post Colonial Literature, Film & Literature and Gender Studies

Dilip Kapadia is a businessman and thinker. He has been an avid reader since his college days in Surat. He is passionate about  travelling, politics and Mr. Modi.

Srimanta Das is professionally attached with MCKV Institute of Engineering as Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is currently pursuing Ph. D. at the University of Burdwan and the area of his research is Late Nineteenth Century British Domesticity. He is also the author of the crime- thriller, The Dispossessed.

Stephen Gill, is a multiple award winning writer. He has authored more than twenty books, including novels, literary criticism, and collections of poems. He is the subject of doctoral dissertations, and research papers. Nine books have been released by scholars and more are to be released on his works.  (Websites:; )

Syed Hussain Mian is Lecturer in English in Govt. Polytechnic for Minorities, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. His areas of interest are Modern British Literature, Commonwealth Literature, particularly, African Literature and Indian English Literature, Creating Writing, Science Fiction and English Language Teaching (ELT). He has presented a dozen Research Papers in various National and International Conferences/Seminars in the above mentioned areas.

Tanushree Choudhary is presently teaching English to undergraduate engineering students at Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT), Delhi University. Among several papers in English Language Teaching and English Literature and creative writing, she has to her credit the debut book ‘Five Short Stories: Translations from Munshi Premchand’ which is a fledgling step in the world of translation and publishing.

Tushnim Gangopadhyay is a research scholar at the Department of English, Banaras Hindu University, who has a passion for translation and creative as well as critical writing.

Vinay Pittampalli is a passionate and life-inspired writer. He wrote around 60 poems and authored 2 books (unpublished). His areas of interest include philosophy, poetry, social activity, art and spirituality. He is currently pursuing his Engineering in Aurora Technological and Research Institute, Hyderabad, India

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