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AUTUMN ISSUE

Poems by Mohammed Omar

THE HEART UPON THE SEA What could we make of the waves; The waves that roar in your troubled heart; Is it silently waiting and building up? To something that calls catastrophe; Or will it subside by the passing tides. Is it wrong to call its doings enchanting; Does...

I kissed a girl

I kissed a girl and she wanted to kiss me back But I’m a sprinter and so I ran as fast as I can I reached a room full of Gods and they stared As if I had sprouted another head They knew! They could smell the fear and...

Poems by Khando Langri

Tibetan Love Story Ours is a love which has undergone several displacements It speaks in many tongues and moves through many limbs. The Buddha of compassion has a thousand arms So too do our ancestors who point to things I seek to understand. Every movement is an offering. I...

Poems by Driktso

A fragmented home repertoire Mirrors chipped of their silver with time; past corrupted of its truth by gas lighters; books torn off their pages by angered preteens; and our lives furling and unfurling, all the same like fresh blooming daisies and touch me nots. Momola’s chupa bereft of its...

Poems by Sudarshan

THE RIGHT TIME Why do things never happen the way we’d like them to? Why does a bird fly away when you walk closer? Why does the wave die before kissing your feet? Why does the sun set when you aren’t looking at it? The stars disappear when you’re...

Harry Potter, Tibet, and Me

Tibet is mentioned twice in the entire Harry Potter series. A generation-defining obsession turned multi-billion franchise, the Harry Potter book series follows eponymous British wizard as he enters a previously unknown world of magic and learns his unique role within it. As a child, I paused only a little...

Quarantine Musings: On loneliness in the 21st century

Lately, I can say that I am closer to being a vampire than I have ever been all my life. I wake up at around 12 pm in the afternoon, break my “nightly” fast by having lunch, then sleep again till late evening. Then I am fully awake at...

Shau

I am a mind, a mouth and a stretch of skin, with bones broken and bent underneath it. But I am also a halt in a billion-year evolution, a ball of change just at the start of a roll. And I am ash some moments away from effect. I...

Revisiting “Peepli Live” in 2020

There was a time, when I was in high school, which was not ages ago, that the person who used to watch the news on television instead of IPL or MTV Roadies was considered the smartest among us all, by both teachers and students alike. I strongly feel that...