Culture and Media

A Day in the Death of British Justice

I sat in Court 4 in the Royal Courts of Justice in London on August 11 with Stella Moris, Julian Assange’s partner. I have known Stella for as long as I have known Julian. She, too, is a voice of…

The Gift: A recipe on asking for that which we truly need

On humanism and spirituality     As a student in an all-girls Catholic school, we all went to Mass every Friday. After communion, the priest encouraged us to pray for our intentions before ending the mass with a “going away…

Adelina Gurrea’s book: Cuentos de Juana

Fil-Hispanic Literature     Hola Karinita, I finished an article in Spanish for Revista Filipina—a digital journal on Hispanic Filipino literature, culture with an academic bent. It’s on Adelina Gurrea’s book of short stories that are marvelous, Cuentos de Juana. …

When the duende awakens

A Poem and a Backstory       When the duende awakens, Sends a signal from deep within, From faraway.   When the duende arises, Sings a melody– crisp and clear, From high above.   When the duende alights, Swells…

Egypt Hopes For Tourism Boost As Flights From Russia Resume

Russia and Egypt agreed finally to resume regular flights to Cairo, Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh from August 9 after several negotiations and security inspections carried out for more than five years. On the other hand, Egypt is particularly expecting…

The age of paper

As never before, broad access to knowledge and information is essential. Knowledge is power: an indisputable truth from which – since the beginning of history – all kinds of strategies have been used to deny the great majority full access…

Homage to Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib

August 8 is the 91st Birth Anniversary of Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib, wife of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. By Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury The theme of this auspicious day is, ‘Bangamata is a fearless companion in…

Moments in Time #1: In an Igorot Hut

POEM     It is midnight. Inside an Igorot hut.   Round and dark and empty Just a platform suspended above.   We climb up and lay down.   You and I, side by side, supine. Suspended in midair. Eyes…

PEC demands relief to Burmese journalists, political prisoners, common people

MEDIA       Geneva/Guwahati: Expressing serious concerns over the latest crisis faced by the people of Myanmar (formerly Burma) due to the Covid-19 pandemic under a military regime in NayPieTaw, the Switzerland based global media rights body ‘Press Emblem…

To A Lover

POEM     The sun will rise and set this day The sap will flow unseen to clothe the coffee bark of stark and wintry trees anew a primorous virgin green And I shall flow with morning, afternoon and twilight…

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