Spotting Veron and other stories

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The stories in this collection from Ankush Saikia range in locales from the Assam countryside to the Khasi hills, and from Delhi to London. Two Ending deals with a superstitious paanwallah s attempts to make sense of the increasing violence around him, while The Test looks at an episode in the life of a Shillong schoolboy named Robert. Jet City Woman recounts the adventures of a reluctant journalist over one night in India s capital city, even as Spotting Veron chronicles a long and atmospheric journey from north-east India to Delhi across the vast width of India. The Dog at the Wedding returns to rural Assam for the tale of an orphan s connection with a stray dog, and A House in Laban examines the longings of a young man who is an exile from the hill town he grew up in. Caught Somewhere in Time stays on in Shillong, with a now middle-aged and married Robert, and is a leisurely look at ordinary lives lived in forgotten places. London , which rounds off the collection, is on the other hand a meditation on the changing nature of our world, and how old connections can be found in new beginnings. Comprising of previously published and unpublished work, Saikia s stories offer a glimpse into a lesser-known side of India.

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Ankush Saikia was born in Tezpur, Assam in 1975. He grew up in Madison, Wisconsin; Assam; and Shillong, Meghalaya. He has worked in journalism and publishing in New Delhi, where he is presently an editor at a publishing firm. In 2005, he was on the shortlist for the fourth Outlook/Picador-India non-fiction writing award. Jet City Woman is his first novel.

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