Archive for September, 2017

Gauri Lankesh Death: Searching for the Truth, Among the Living & the Dead

By the Editor: Siddharth Sehgal As the Afghan proverb goes “there are no good men among the living, no bad ones among the dead”. The Kannad Journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder has generated a tremendous media storm all over the country. Though killing of a journalist is undoubtedly a condemnable act […]

September 10, 2017 · 0 comments · Editorial

Power Cuts

We profess to live in the 21st century Sometimes I wonder if it is true The daily two to three hours power cuts Compel me to say it is untrue  Sometimes all through the day Sometimes evenings Sometimes until midnight  You sweat and wake up to stroll outside To freshen […]

September 10, 2017 · 2 comments · Poetry

My Span Of Life

Dawn  of  my  life Had  a  limited  space For  me To  run  around I  am  sure, It  was  for  my  protection Noon, I  was  imprisoned In  the  name  of  safety And  of  customs – A  false  projection Most  of  the  life  was A  state  of  war, Constant  struggle, Fights  and  […]

September 10, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

Between the Glory and the Flame

By Mark Antony Rossi I live in the path of Hurricane Irma. This is not my first hurricane; probably not my last either. My children are trained on what to do. My home is equipped for disaster but we still might have to evacuate. During the last few days as […]

September 10, 2017 · 2 comments · Articles


13 Mayıs 2014’te, madenci kasabası Soma’da, 301 kadın dul kaldı…   1/ Kokular ve korkular arasında sabırla yürüdü ölüm taşlarına basmadan akşamın Eli boş döndü eve keder söndü gözünde fer ağzı şer koktu kasabanın Kapandı kapılar, dağıldı mahşer evler dört duvar kadınlar ve çocuklar İnsan, kuyruğunu yutan yılan kör keser, […]

September 10, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

The Wayside Nazara

The wind resting on the swinging branches Heaved a deep sigh I heard a groan amidst the drowning noise of the speeding cars Did it come from the nearby half mutilated trees? I wondered as I walked down the road lost in meditation On my early morning walk The stench […]

September 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Poetry

In The Light Is The Answer

In the light is the answer that’s for all. Light is where love is, that’s what I know. I’m a-lovin’ you so much, I’m so totally in touch. In the light is the answer, from there is all good luck. The world now is changing into a banka world. Politics […]

September 3, 2017 · 1 comment · Poetry

Religion & Politics: If not Separation then Accountability

By The Editor: Siddharth Sehgal As per the Indian or if I may say Hindu tradition, when someone takes the path of renunciation or “sannyas” they have to leave behind worldly duties, though in a sense a renunciant accepts the world as his family but the focus turns spiritual in […]

September 3, 2017 · 1 comment · Editorial

Extract from Syriacide

By Michael Mulvihill I watched how the shrapnel from the shelling tore into the streets like they were made of paper. I wondered how in turn they would cut into a human body? I walked with a bag of clothes and a wallet full of money that I saved. I walked […]

September 3, 2017 · 3 comments · Fiction

Boris and Natasha

By Terence Wynne from Camillus, NY

September 3, 2017 · 0 comments · Cartoon