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By John Lawrence Nazareth
Issue no. 13
The daybreak creeps in with the morn.Under the sun’s first kiss,The swooning night has slipped away,And with it flee the dreams of creatures
By Salil Chaturvedi
in the scheme of things it is not as momentous as the huge chunk of Greenland’s Peterman Glacierbreaking off and drifting out to the open sea,and there existsno NASA satellite image of my heart
By Santosh Alex
I searched for youon the dining tableYou were distributing breadto the multitudes.
By Madhu Raghavendra
There is no society But four corners of our bedUnder a white lighting sky Black clouds grind our bodies The secret stays— what's yours, what's mine?
By Michelle D’Costa
Mom said, English will take you abroad.Gulf will kick you out when it has suckedthe life out of you. You must go abroad. At home,
By Michelle Cahill
Issue no. 12
The road leads us away from the temple of Pārvatī,from the iris of the spotted hawk, red and gold satin,the smoke of burning dhoop and coconut offerings.Away from bells touched by the fingers of pilgrims.
By Roseangelina Baptista
I myself, an Amazon child,Became an outcast soul,Just to know the spells of Mandovi in June.
By Rochelle Potkar
They never disagreed - Ruby, Tessa, Helium;he didn’t need coping mechanisms.He sowed his oats into soft burgundy strandsor in the blonde, or the one with rolling blue eyes.
By Maithreyi Karnoor
A woman has two hatchbacks and three pigsShe washes and speaks to all five everydayA man sells underwear and packets of garlic
By Chandramohan S
Issue no. 11
Every river in my landIs a pulsating relic of anEpic outliving its origin.