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  • 3 Poems by Pias Majid

    Dandelions of moonshine have blown in clutster, Finding you unfading there, I dive into the golden error.

  • The Door (Part 1)

    On a second thought, the door didn't start the whole mess. Rather it can be labeled as a witness, a milestone perhaps. At least that's what Aru thought as she dipped the paint brush in a bucket full of thick, dark paint.

  • An Ode to Arundhati Roy

    Whenever I think of Arundhati Roy, I am reminded of afternoons on the rooftop with soothing breeze and neighbourhood pigeons circling the sky.

  • Leavings

    John Drew, mourning the untimely death of poet Riad Nourallah (1949-2018), comments: Riad's writing and teaching draw on the

  • Professor Imtiaz Habib: A Scholar Par Excellence

    Professor Imtiaz H. Habib was easily recognizable in a crowd even if his back was turned towards you. He was a tall, well dressed man


    I was staring intently at the girl sitting in half profile in front and to the right of me. The girl was beautiful all right, but that is not

  • The Tree of Life

    Sharif and his wife Ankhi were at the chamber of a reputed Sydney oncologist to discuss the MRI results of Sharif's suspected colon. On the wall hung a board which displayed a large number of his colon's images taken at different angles and perspectives. Sharif tried to get the underlying message emanating from the images. Each image had a few grey or dark spots which looked ominous to him.

  • Poetry

    The silky skinned beauty went galloping through the prairie

  • V. S. Naipaul: Riddles and Reflections

    Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2001, Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul (knighted in 1990) died on August 11, 2018 at the

  • The Literary Club of 18th-Century London

    We Bengalis think that no one can match us for our addas. If you were growing up in Dhaka in the 1950s or the 1960s and happened