Author: Atrayee Bhattacharya

With Love, From Benares

Reading Time: 10 minutesFor building the premise of sex-workers in Benares many literary pieces had delineated several tales. Zamindars and their consorts, atrophies of Baaijibaris over the time, the fate of their true love labours that was stamped to be illegitimates and many more. A graduate of TISS, social work was Atrayee’s profession. She talks about the sordid […]

Kabuliwala of the Eden Gardens

Reading Time: 9 minutesAs an homage to Tagore, Atrayee writes a modern version of Kabuliwala. This Mini’s world is that of crayons, TV, Cricket matches, and more. But, the echoes of the well-known story is distinct. Here’s a short story, as Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. Mini was angry. Nobody had time for her. She manically smeared […]

A Weed of Mine

Reading Time: 7 minutesAtrayee fictionalises a real-life experience about how an autistic child chose her, tugging on to the pallu of her saree. The paroxysms of emotions and his acceptance make him bloom. Read more in the Special Feature, exclusively for Different Truths. ‘Let me sow the seed and water it. Let it sprout first. Who knows, the […]