What our editors and judges loved about the story
What we liked about Raghu was that it surprised us. It has a very simple, unassuming title, and we absolutely weren’t expecting it to pan out the way it does. It takes a very complex subject, and conveys it very simply. But it doesn’t get rid of the nuance. We also liked the writer’s decision to tell the story from Raghu’s perspective; when you read the story you realise how that decision changes everything.
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