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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