Ethics & Environmental Stewardship in The Road

An Analysis of Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road can best be described as an exploration of human complexity in the wake of life-threatening conflict. It follows the story of…

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Side Effects of Living: A Book Review

Side Effects of Living

Side effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health (Edited by Jhilmil Breckenridge and Namarita Kathait)Publisher: Speaking Tiger I grew up in a…

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A Woman named Samantha

A Woman named Samantha

Coming up from the West Fourth Street subway, I texted that I was a block away from the Washington Square Diner. Don’t rush, I’m early….

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What Might Have Been

What Might Have Been

I always thought population control was a necessary trait in every nation. By that I simply mean not having kids, not genocide. From a social…

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Kyle

Kyle

The kids have worked months for this weekend. They’ve stayed late after school, drawn complex plans, built up structures, and milled down wood. They’ve measured…

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Living in a Cave

Living in a Cave

I was 12 when I first bled. I remember getting up to use the bathroom and seeing blood in my underwear. I ran to my…

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Streetwise but missing out

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Nightlife in Venice

Nightlife in Venice

Venetian nightlife, I’m sorry to report, has become rather dull. Gambling, which used to take place in decadent brothels, is now confined to the Municipal…

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Death of an Ambassador

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Saltfish, Rum & Jamericans

Saltfish, Rum & Jamericans

My mother and I stood in line for a coconut. My feet sank into the hot Caribbean sand as we waited with the other tourists….

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Can two Bangalores co-exist?

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Country Roads & Rickshaw Drivers

Rickshaw Drivers

The buzzing in my ears seemed to come from a long way off. Feeling distinctly alarmed I stuck my forefingers deep into my ears, closed…

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Macbeth with added parrots

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Siblings

Siblings

My brother and I park in the parking lot of Aldi, a German grocery store, and walk to the entrance.  Lying on the right next…

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That Night..

That Night..

Do you have a favourite mom-dad story, too? The one they tell you so often, and so vividly, that you feel you were right there…

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Food for the soul and the stomach

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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Having a Pension: The Last American Dream Becomes an Element of Myth

Having Pension

Whereas hope and empowerment characterize the realm of dreams, mythic landscapes can be quite different, rife with obstacles the hero cannot overcome, despite hard work…

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Wakanda forever, lah, beyond the West

Wakanda Forever

TGV is the newer of Miri’s two movie theaters. Past the vendors selling durian and rambutan in the tamu, the stall keepers offering nasi lemak…

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No mere film star!

Word From the Streets of Jayanagar

The arts and culture pages of the day before yesterday’s Hindu newspaper (April 24th 2015) brought back vivid memories of my first visit to India…

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Two facets

Two facets

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been torn between the two irreconcilable halves of my person- Tanisha, my name on every official document,…

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