To Quill the Mocking World

The Magistrate’s Defence

Krittika Adhikary
(3 min read)

Their leader was accused of sedition, incitement to rebellion, and insulting the local religion

April 2, 2016 · 1 Comment


Non-fiction, Krittika Adhikary
(3 min read)

“Hi there.” A flash of newly-whitened teeth.
Charm flows like wine. He says, it’s not yet time.
“I’ll stay in touch,” he smiles. She barely breathes.

March 26, 2016 · Leave a comment


Krittika Adhikary
(7 min read)

But his smile was still there, still as warm as ever. And there was the old sky-blue Bajaj scooter behind him, his hands placed on it in a manner neither possessive nor neglectful.

March 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Road

Non-fiction, Krittika Adhikary
(4 min read)

How does one measure wrong? By its impact? By the degree to which it sets your blood boiling? By the permanent nature or otherwise of the consequences?

February 20, 2016 · Leave a comment


By Krittika Adhikary
(3 min read)

Ten thousand years ago, a child

Walking in nameless Syria bit

Into a seed of emmer wild –

And the fate of men was writ.

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Which God Asks Us to Be Less Religious

By Krittika Adhikary
(7 min read)

“I do not want to worship from fear of punishment or for the promise of reward, but simply for the love of Allah.”

December 5, 2015 · 2 Comments

From Eden

By Krittika Adhikary
(5-10 min read)

He studied the delicate lines – the fine, defined lips, the high cheekbones and the smooth skin that seemed sometimes pale, sometimes honey-gold, sometimes brown in the changing light.

September 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Interloper

Anonymous Author
(5-10 min)

By the end of that month, he felt he had known Sandy for – well, if not for all of his life, then for all of it that mattered.

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beautiful Minds

By Krittika Adhikary.

And at sixty-three, with most of his mathematical work behind him, he wrote a charming essay called The Mathematician’s Apology.

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

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