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Here are the results:

First Place: “Light” by MUSTAFA ABUBAKER,  Atlanta, Georgia

Second Place: “Legacy” by ANU CHITRAPU, Boston, Massachusetts

Third Place: “Ahalya” by DEBJANI MUKHERJEE, Auckland, New Zealand

Honorable Mention: “Ripples” by ARCHITHA SUBRAMANIAN, Morristown, New Jersey

Honorable Mention: “Burning” by NIKESH MURALI, Canberra, Australia

The winning entries will be published in upcoming issues of India Currents and/or Khabar magazines.
This year’s judges were Tania James and Amit Majmudar.

Tania James is the author of a novel, Atlas of Unknowns. Her most recent book is Aerogrammes and Other Stories, which was named a Best Book of the Year by The San Francisco Chronicle, Kirkus Reviews, and Library Journal, as well as a New York Times Editor’s Choice. taniajames.com

Amit Majmudar is a novelist, poet, and diagnostic nuclear radiologist and was a Katha Short Story contest winner himself for two years in a row. His first novel, Partitions, and two poetry collections were published to wide acclaim. His most recent novel is The Abundance. Visit www.amitmajmudar.com for details.

Vandana Kumar

Vandana Kumar is a publishing executive with a 35-year track record in the industry. She leads the India Currents Foundation as President and CEO. As a new immigrant, she co-founded India Currents magazine...