Culture and Media

A Gift of Peace

ESSAY         by Trudi Richards My mother had Alzheimer’s. All of us – my mother, all her family, and especially my father, who devoted himself to her care for the last few years of her life –…

Ode to Iris

POEM         She and I fly, intoxicated, high Lifting me up from the mire Urging me onwards There where no words can capture The rapture that erupts When you leave the past behind   She and I…

Corporate social responsibility: Can it save an artist from giving up his vocation?

TRADITIONAL CRAFTS         By B C Kiran Gudigar or Gudigara are craftsmen residing in the state of Karnataka, India. Their traditional profession was to build temples and places of worship. The skills were passed on only in…

Bangladeshi senior journalist Rozina Islam in jail

MEDIA         as reported by Khandaker Himel Rozina Islam, a senior reporter of Prothom Alo, one of the country’s leading Bengali-language daily newspapers, was detained for more than five hours in a room inside the Bangladesh Secretariat…

Hic sunt leones

POEM         Love (Life)’s an open corridor to Future suspended in space pitching like a drunken boat It’s transparent walled no ceiling, no floor with floating signs in strange languages fading in and fading out It’s fun…

Community Pantry: Givers and takers one against the virus (Part 2)

FEATURE         All it took was one cart on a sidewalk filled with vegetables, fruits, rice, eggs, canned food, and other stuff to prevent or fight the onslaught of covid-19. And the scribbled message in Pilipino on…

A Clearing

POEM         Let us build a living space Amidst the barbed wire and rusting fences. Here, from its steel embrace Emerge from ancient sleep Dreams that survive the morning light.   Here, words interlace Spoken from the…

If I Won’t be Seeing the Setting Sun

POEM         by Rem Tanauan Though I have not gone out of the house yet, the golden sun now enters the window. It gets through hazy jalousie and filtered by yellow curtain. It blends this twilight, a…

Light Beamvertising Performance: Korean Peace Appeal

NON-VIOLENT CULTURE         The last month of April marked the third year of the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification on the Korean Peninsula which was signed in April 2018 by the two country leaders. To…

Mother

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay   POEM         by Perfecto Caparas I know there are many, many mothers Born of our beloved sacred Earth Mother Nurturers Lovers Life harbingers You my mother Are the only one Who…

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