Straight Crickets

By Mark Antony Rossi The chattering of chubby cheeks is like a bowel movement of the mouth. It spills the bile of yesterday across your naked feet. The undigested propaganda of a mean-spirited bystander. The age is upon us where the word of a man is mocked as a lie […]

September 30, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

The Red Car

By Hema Ravi The other day, we were driving home from the airport after seeing off our daughter, her husband and their year-old toddler, the apple of our eyes! Ahead of us was an ‘antique’ open  Fiat car, one of the ‘Jaanavasam’ vehicles of the yester years. Today, this ceremony […]

September 30, 2018 · 3 comments · Articles

Why Writers Need Rejection

By Mark Antony Rossi There’s a good chance I’m one of the only editor in chief’s who upon chance of a poem in my newsfeed will offer that poet an opportunity to be published in my major online literary journal: Ariel Chart. Lo and behold I was not prepared for […]

September 23, 2018 · 7 comments · Articles

Reality As a Simulation?

By Mark Antony Rossi Recently I was conversing with an engineer on social media who works at Space X the independent upstart regularly launching its unique rockets into space. He began to lecture me about his reality is really just a big simulation; thus we were pawn’s in a bigger […]

September 16, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Of Math And Men

By Mark Antony Rossi Beware of the bean counters they respect little but soulless digits that dance across their ledger sheet. Number crunchers choose distance because they are in love with process. They distrust flesh and blood. They embrace the comfort of contrasts rather than the grays of personal gravity. […]

September 9, 2018 · 1 comment · Articles

Social Media and Your Consumers

By Blessing Afolabi Social Media is everywhere and impacts all walks of life. Social networks have evolved from being a handy means for keeping in touch with friends and family to being used in ways that have a real impact on the society. The relationship between a brand and its […]

September 2, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Nuance Is Deader Than Abraham Lincoln

By Mark Antony Rossi In a world that turns increasingly grey the strangest irony is most gravitate to the extremes. We want black or white. We want night or day. We want easy answers. We can’t deal with hardship or sacrifice. And it’s much more acceptable to blame suits in […]

September 2, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles


By Mark Antony Rossi I don’t write this to defend something. Because I strongly believe it doesn’t need a defense. I’ve been an adherent of electronic publishing (eBooks) since 1999. Once I saw there was a valid avenue to contain my writing and deliver it to people —I was convinced […]

August 26, 2018 · 0 comments · Articles

Sustainable Urbanisation of the Indian Himalayan Region

By Krittika Uniyal A large fraction of the mountain communities across the world live in villages with living arrangements still encompassing subsistence agribusiness and pastoralism. The Himalayan region isn’t absolved from this worldwide livelihood pattern. The Himalayas are a home to numerous indigenous ethnic communities whose subsistence to a great […]

August 26, 2018 · 1 comment · Articles

Hells Of Our Own Making

By Mark Antony Rossi We are in Hells of our own making. This does not absolve the oppressor in our midst. However; it explains that our choices bring harm to our lives. Therefore, part of our anger should be directed at the mirror. But instead we help the darkness by […]

August 19, 2018 · 3 comments · Articles