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Fathers: The Psychologist, the Monster and the Holy Archetype

“While it may have originated from the need to ascertain paternity, fatherhood has long since crossed over the wall of mere biology into concepts of identity, symbolism, and psychological inquiry.”

Pandemic Management Guidebook For Aspiring Fascists

“When hospitals beg for oxygen—say it’s already there (in the air). When people die—deny it.”

The Revolutionary Poetry of Shankha Ghosh

Legendary Bengali poet Shankha Ghosh passed away on the 21st of April, of Covid-19. His literary work and resilient life has inspired generations to stand-up to fascism.

Recipe For Apolitical Stew

Make the perfect dish for your utopian illusions!

‘Welcome to Shambhala’ by Sahaya

A visual escape into an ethereal space once reserved for the spiritually enlightened

“The Remote Is Mine, Mona!”

““Mona, can you come out of the damn kitchen! I think this might be it,” Mr Moody shrieked, “this is when I die.””

The Undaunted Poetry of Louise Glück

"Glück’s voice was shaped by bedtime stories narrated to her by her father, a Hungarian immigrant to the USA, who helped invent the X-Acto knife. The influence shows: her writing is as knife-sharp, incisive, and clean as a bone."

‘Dispatch’ Creative Writing Competition

Our in-house creative writing competition 'Dispatch' welcomes fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. The winning entry will receive $150.

A Bestiary of Ugly Feelings

Rijneveld slips into pettier, liminal emotions, masterfully creating cross-sections of envy, guilt, and boredom in 'The Discomfort of Evening.'

Live-streaming Lord Ganesha: Of Festivals and Pandemics

Devotees around India adapt to usher in their beloved deity during virus-ridden times.