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Love in the Time of New York

Love in the Time of New York

The roaring street is hung for miles with fierce electric fire. The ensemble of human intrigue, drama, power struggle and chaos is hard to overlook. In the urban landscape, amid straight lines and architecture or even its frenetic energy, people often lose themselves.

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An Eye for an Eye?

An Eye for an Eye?

It’s no longer a choice between violence and nonviolence. It’s either non-violence or non-existence—Martin Luther King Jr.

But aren’t we steeped in violence today? With massacres taking place with predictable frequency, might displayed in order to address perceived injustices or a threat to our own interests abroad, mindless gun violence, mass incarceration or even the inability to rid ourselves of the death penalty, clearly our responses to violence in the world is typically more violence.

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An Atlas of Difficult Longing

An Atlas of Difficult Longing

 

They met and got close while in college in Bangalore, a buzzing metropolis in Southern India. There was a period of long-distance courtship too, before a hush-hush commitment ceremony strangely naive, even out of place transpired eight years later. Smruthi Narayan was coming around to say ‘I do’ in the privacy of a farm in the city’s outskirts to Swetha Pai.

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Just Another Perfect Day in Paradise

Just Another Perfect Day in Paradise

The quaint little town of Ely north of Minnesota past the grey waters of Lake Superior, comes as a neat surprise all wrapped in lush green on a rainy evening late August. Our six-hour long first road trip in the United States with pit-stops at Highway 61 and Dylan playing in the car’s stereo, the much-debated lunch at Subway, at Finland (just a moniker for a town that has actually little to do with ‘Finland’), or even climbing rocks and contemplating a twenty-dollar bet to swim in icy water all add to the curiosity that is Ely.

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