‘Mask’uerade!

‘Mask’uerade!

By Adarsh MadhavanIt’s like being almost invisible. You see them, they don’t. You walk past them, burning them with your eyes; staring them to death. Perhaps they may stare back but they don’t know who you are, what you are. But, you, you know all about them. And,...
Fly butterfly, fly free

Fly butterfly, fly free

I hesitated to let that woman in. I was at a friend’s flat and since both of our families were away, we were mulling a bachelors’ dinner while watching that evening’s cricket match. The friend cooked better than I did so I let him do what he was good at while I did...
Story of Al Jarz

Story of Al Jarz

Every slice of our ancestry and history reflects the human adaptability of coexisting with the nature and surroundings. But sometimes to survive the harsh elements, one needs to create the right tools too. In those days of yore, Al Jarz was a product born out of such...
Corona ‘Song of Freedom’

Corona ‘Song of Freedom’

Nostradamus wasn’t far off.  Throwing word darts into the future where it struck bullseye in 2020. The wound still drips blood as we are not able to plaster the outpouring.Astrologers spit in the air again and again. Foretelling new dates.This month, this day,...
The Pomegranate

The Pomegranate

The Pomegranate By Fatma SibaniShe was sitting on a ladder-back chair in the veranda, staring at the azure sky, clear but of a pigeon hovering around something in the ground. Nothing was disturbing the stretch of the horizon except for a fruitless pomegranate tree...