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Confluence is now 15 years old!

Confluence August 2017 issue I am truly delighted to share our latest and the fifteenth-year publication of Confluence magazine with all our readers and writers. Signifying this important milestone, we decided to go for a bumper issue and accommodate all the submissions from our contributors who have been the pillars of this independent magazine so…

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Metro Travel; A short fiction by Subhash Chandra

Coming down on the escalator, I saw the whirlpools of the human heads mingling and dis-joining. They looked threatening. I had a sinking feeling I would drown and disappear without a trace. As I touched ground, I saw myriads of people hurtling in different directions, as if the devil was snapping at their heels. I…

Women Freedom Fighters: Remembering Ahilya Rangnekar

She stitched the tricolour from saris and hoisted it from the prison walls Ahilya Rangnekar came from a progressive family influenced by the values of the social reform. The family’s four daughters, and the daughters-in-law were graduates. On 8 August 1942, in response to the declaration of the ‘Quit India’ movement, Ahilya joined the students…

A Quick Fix  Hang my picture on your wall. That’s all you have to do. I’ll do the rest. I know what’s best for you. This misery you’re going through Feel free to pass on to me. I’m not like you. I’m wise. I’m strong.    I’ll rid you of all your furies, Your torments,…

Making of a new constitution for Sri Lanka: Let wiser counsel prevail

By Tassie Seneviratne “Constitution making in Sri Lanka has become a highly contentious issue.  The problem lies in the challenge to democracy, arising from the polarization of the two main ethnic groups – the Sinhalese and the Tamils – and the mistrust that has been simmering since Independence culminating in the ‘Vaddukoddai Resolution’ in 1976″.…

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