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Stringing A Yarn: A Dozen of India’s Most Lyrical Storytellers -  THE FICTION ISSUE and other lies.
The Fuschia Tree
Editor's Note.
This issue may not be true, but its definitely real. These existential questions of truth and reality are ones that trouble us most in our late teens, when we are being transformed most rapidly, both physiologically as well as psychologically. Truth was always deduced by a process of logic: If a is more than b and b is more c, then a is more than c. That is true, and therefore a kind of axiom. Then, as we grew older, we learnt about the 'paradoxes'. If a is a liar and claims that this sentence is false, is it true?
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By Sahil Vasudeva, Issue 13, The Fiction Issue, October 2012

Also in this issue

  • Janice Pariat is a writer who is currently in between places, on tour with her recently published book of short stories, Boats on Land. She gives The Fuschia Tree a specially selected excerpt for this issue.
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  • Astha Butail, an artist with a sharp sense of design shares some of her creations from her wardrobe.
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  • He would wear different colored socks… He loved wearing costumes and acting parts of characters he found on the street.
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Illusion: Seeing Beyond Seeing
Meaning: In Search of Significance.
Melody: A Different Tune
Rhythm: Ordering Time

Dhrupadi Ghosh is an old friend of mine. We have often had long sessions of adda late at night, discussing her dream projects since her college days at Santiniketan, where she majored in Sculpture.