CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE, THE ARTS

The Partition

The Partition is known to be the world’s largest mass migration, displacing 14 million people and killing another million. Following the British Raj’s withdrawal from undivided India in August 1947, the Radcliffe Line was drawn between the newly independent nations of India and Pakistan. The task of demarcating the boundary between India and Pakistan was […]

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CULTURE, POETRY & PROSE, THE ARTS

Grief in August

And so I write to my Rabb this time… Whenever August rolls around I become numb.  From the Partition to Article 370, and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain.  I can’t help but cry uncontrollably.  August is the month I pour my grief onto the prayer mat.  I stay there for hours until my tears turn […]

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LITERATURE, THE ARTS

Why Should You Even Care About Diversity in Publishing?

Diversity in the publishing industry is and has always been lacking. Examples range from a disproportionate shortage of diverse books to the willful ignorance of book influencers calling out problems within the industry.  In order to learn more about the need for diversity in publishing and what we can do to make a change, I […]

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POETRY & PROSE

November Melodies

Oh you chipped, red-rusted leaves, swinging to and fro’,  beneath the yel-low— scattered, blanched, frayed   You stayed a little longer this year: Knowing that hearts cannot help but long to witness the morning song of your ever-beating autumn: Just another November Melody

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LIFE

This Writing Life

Featured Image: Etienne Girardet I’ve been struggling to write the last few months. Well, the truth is that I write every day in some form or another, but I don’t feel that I have been particularly productive this year. The work that has gone to print was available online last year, and I’ve waited patiently […]

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ENTERTAINMENT, THE ARTS

Extravagant Highs: A Vignette of Sonnyjim

Extravagant Highs: A Vignette of Sonnyjim by Saambhi Sonnyjim is spearheading a key change in UK hip-hop, sparking interest further and further afield. Having allowed himself to embrace the cultivation of the come-up, it seems his harvest is imminent. Now bouncing from strength to strength, having honed his craft, he has matured into a singular […]

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