Dear Readers,We are back with thesecond issue of Pothiz! Weare really happy with theoverwhelming responsewe continue to get fromthe readers & writers of allsorts. We hope wecontinue to improve withevery coming issue and become a staple ineverybody's reading list.The Featured Entry'Forbidden Love'is aninteresting, even if slightlytragic, story of ourincreasingly mobilepopulation.'Excreta etc.'and' Just Like That'are thestories of ordinarymoments, ordinary things,ordinary people, whichmanage to impact us instrangely powerful ways.We liked'The Long RoadHome'for its interestingstyle of writing and'Matrimonially, perfect'forits simplicity of concept.'Light of the Day' is aboutthe eternal confusion ofyoung people aboutmarriage! In this editionwe also have a storytranslated from Oriyacalled'A Log of Wood'.The original story is byBasanta Kumar Satpathywho is a well knownOriya writer. The storydraws a vivid picture ofrural Oriya society with allits inequalities andexploitation.