Little wonders that come unexpectedly
Science fiction > Bhaisaab’s Bespoke Brides Boutique: A humourous dystopian take on arranged marriages and a shop selling custom-made brides. Part of India 2049, an upcoming anthology by Mithila Review.
Fantasy > How to catch tears in a river of blood: Based in the Anantya Tantrist Mysteries world, this short story explores how Anantya became a tantrik detective. Part of an upcoming anthology of South Asian SFF by a renowned publisher.
Fantasy > La Fille qui saigne (French version of The Daughter That Bleeds): A heart-wrenching, funny story of a man selling his daughter in the fertility market. Translated by Mikael Cabon to French, published in Galaxies magazine. This story has been shortlisted for the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire Awards of 2020 in France. A huge honour!
Science Fiction > Agni’s Tattoo: What happens when AI-powered gods come into a destroyed, dystopian Mumbai, where caste groups rule? Released in Whose Future Is It? the first anthology published by Cellarius, a collaborative SF universe based on blockchain. Buy.
Fantasy > The Daughter That Bleeds: A heart-wrenching, funny story of a man selling his daughter in the fertility market. Part of The Best Asian Speculative Fiction, an anthology by Kitaab, Singapore. The story won the Editor’s Choice Award. Buy.
Comic > Obsolete Baby: A whimsical and darkly funny short comic that deals with giving birth and our obsession with technology. Illustrated by artist Kavita Nambissan, it released in Ground Zero Fourth Volume by MetaDesiComics.