Sruthi Thekkiam's "Friday Afternoons on Bus 51" (short story, non-genre free): A very Indian love story!
I'm not sure how much sense it will make outside of South Asia - it's a very Indian story. Kept me smiling most of the way.
It's a funny love- & life- story of a sari-salesman in Bangalore.
Fact sheet.First published: Blackbird, Fall 2007.
Download full text from publisher's site. [via Jason Sanford]
Added to my "best of 2007" list.