Abha Iyengar is an award-winning, internationally published poet, author, editor and translator. She is a British Council certified creative writing mentor. Her story, “The High Stool”, was nominated for the “Story South Million Writers Award”. She received the “Lavanya Sankaran Writing Fellowship” for 2009-2010. Her short fiction, “The Marshlands”, was shortlisted in the DNA-Out of Print short story contest 2015. Her poem-film, Parwaaz, has won a “Special Jury prize in Patras, Greece”. Her published works include Yearnings, Flash Bites, Shrayan, Many Fish to Fry and The Gourd Seller and Other Stories.
On New Year’s Day, we are on a boat in Varanasi, being steered in the night from Dashashwamedh Ghat to Assi Ghat. It is almost as though ghosts are travelling with us.Read more