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Fiction || Obsession (Larry Lefkowitz)

My husband has been obsessed for some time with replacing gas fueled vehicles (“gas guzzlers”) with electric battery fueled vehicles. He is fond of quoting a Tesla Car forum user: “I got tired of being a sucker and paying for over-priced crude oil knowing the

Poetry || Our Journey (Nikita Khatri)

Perhaps in this world of oppurtunities Where there are more men than hopes, there still lies a thousand different faces Hidden behind one soul. A walk on the path,  your journey what gave you, will draw you down certainly, What brings you back is the

Poetry || Two Poems (Daniel de Culla)

In a Lamp In a lamp and in a bronze candlestick And in a carved stone in the Romanic time. Culla was Templars’ matrix house Where they developed intellectual powers: The collective bargaining, the business deal The double-dealing And the sexual intercourse And anything they

Poetry || Two Poems (Ava Bird)

Just go with it I took her and ran with it in my mouth, I let it go with the flow inside a mind’s eye of third and center. Just breathe girl, breathe through the jabs of pains, through stretching out too thin and pushing

Poetry || Two Poems (Brandon Marlon)

The Sultan’s Tent Veiled belly dancers gyrated, delighting patron and guests gorging on lamb and olives, rosemary flecks in their teeth. Feathery fronds spun awhirl as squirming houris charmed between swipes at matbucha or nips of steaming mint tea. Awaiting sizzling shish taouk, emirs traded

Poetry || Two poems (Trivarna Hariharan)

Mirage Your voice rests upon my palm like snow on a sunny afternoon’s window. Something; you say, something still feels quite right – just about right. And then the shield is lifted off both our eyes. Maybe we’re still looking for complete truths. The pure

Poetry || Once (Bodhi Ray)

She had once flown, clutching her desk and drawers, And as the clouds whizzed past. She caught a glimpse of God But the screams shut Him out She had once sat on a rainbow, with its colours melting All muddled up, until it was night.

Translation || Poetry by Jibanananda Das

Jibanananda Das (1899 – 1954) is the foremost name among poets who have written in Bengali since post-Tagore undivided Bengal. The harbinger of modernism in Bengali poetry, Das was an eclectic author who dexterously dabbled in poetry as well as fiction. In spite of being