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The Blue Bird’s Ode  to Corona, the Queen

The Blue Bird’s Ode to Corona, the Queen

Not a sound is heard/in the limitless desert of hope/of thoughtless, forsaken joy/But the darkened sky turns azure/with billowing clouds, wandering free

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About Values: Why Hinduism-loving citizens tolerate the unrighteous or the devilish?

About Values: Why Hinduism-loving citizens tolerate the unrighteous or the devilish?

In the ‘New India’, all the values of the righteous — as enumerated in The Bhagavad Gita — appear to have become penal offences

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Freedom of Thoughts

Freedom of Thoughts

Thoughts jeer at stonewalls of jails and guffaw at the iron bars of prisons. Thoughts are migratory birds. Thoughts fly from the incarcerated towards their friends afar.

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Saikat Majumdar: Scent and Sensibility

Saikat Majumdar: Scent and Sensibility

The novelist and critic on his third novel that explores the mesmeric power of religion and the sensory, amoral nature of polytheistic Hinduism, being an ‘ethnographer’ of memory, seeing present as a muddled continuum of past and future, and his fascination with the non-modern

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The Allure of Orchha

The Allure of Orchha

Discovering the quiet charms of the quaint medieval town on the sidelines of a three-day cultural extravaganza, ‘Namaste Orchha’

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Amar Kanwar: Songs of Continuity

Amar Kanwar: Songs of Continuity

The filmmaker is presently exhibiting two solo projects in a landmark collaboration between NYUAD Art Gallery and Ishara Art Foundation in Dubai

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Odds and Ends: The Bucket and the Shower

Odds and Ends: The Bucket and the Shower

Probably, the only jolly the shower cannot provide as compared to the bucket, is the unalloyed joy of tipping the contents of the bucket on our head at the end of our bath

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The Night it Rained in the City and other poems

The Night it Rained in the City and other poems

The last metro is empty/in the rain: a streak of light/carving the shape of night. At each empty station/the doors open, silence/enters — weight leaves. The doors close.

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Carry It All

Carry It All

Aisha looked at herself in the bathroom mirror. Tired eyes. Flecks of gray in her hair. She had aged sooner than she was supposed to. She showered with hot water and washed the blood off herself. While in the shower, she rinsed the stained shalwar and bedsheet, clinging the fabrics tightly to her chest.

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The Tale of a Half-Widow

The Tale of a Half-Widow

All at once, a painful flashback of her caring and most handsome husband flicked over her mind and a rivulet of tears from the sunken eyes ran down her face, streaking the make-up.

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Cardiography and other poems

Cardiography and other poems

These poems by three Turkish poets are part of our world poetry special issue, with a focus on Turkey, curated by Ceyda Elgül, an instructor of translation in Istanbul's Boğaziçi University

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Postcolonial Poem

Postcolonial Poem

This poem is part of our world poetry special issue, with the focus on Turkey, curated by Ceyda Elgül, an instructor of translation at the Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies in Istanbul’s Boğaziçi University

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