Shakuni: Dice, Deception and Destiny

A life spent on plotting revenge, with every walking step reminding you of the pain suffered by your loved ones right before their deaths; such was the existence of Shakuni— the most enigmatic character of Hindu mythology. He is always looked at with a judgemental lens, pinned to the image Continue Reading

Navrasa: Peace

For the union I know

Of Death and Desire,

A gentle is borne

To the majestic empire.

 

Thy name be Peace

To whom I call out,

In times of catastrophe

That lay about.

 

As the cannons of valiant and tireless soldiers

Tell the tales of devastation and flame,… Continue Reading

The Cognizant Citizen: The Yemen Crisis

The Republic of Yemen is the second-largest country located at the southern end of the Arabian-peninsula. As the economic crisis dwindled, Yemen became one of the poorest countries in the world. The ongoing Yemen Civil War has worsened the humanitarian crisis leaving more than three-quarters of the population in poverty.Continue Reading

Aleppo, 2017

Brother, I am fire
Surging under the ocean floor.
I shall never meet you, brother–
Not for years, anyhow;
Maybe thousands of years, brother.
Then I will warm you,
Hold you close, wrap you in circles,
Use you and change you–
Maybe thousands of years, brother.

               – Kin, Carl Sandburg

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Mired in Everlasting Conflict

Here is war. With the dark and grim future that it brings with it. War has probably been the most consistent effort that mankind has continually contributed to since time immemorial. In war the lines are always blurred. There is no good team and very often there is no moral … Continue Reading

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