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From Learning English in Delhi to Teaching English in Minnesota

By Saurabh Anand
I believe literacy development is a perennial process. All one wants is confidence, respect, and empathy to develop new literacy skills.

Silence of Indian Muslims in case of Sharjeel Imam reveals fear

By Majid Alam
While the minorities struggle for justice against what they call a communal citizenship law, they are scared to demand justice for Imam who stood with them. With the silence of the Muslims over Sharjeel Imam’s issue, the government is successful in sending a stern message to the minorities to fall in line.

The economics of coronavirus

By Junaid Ashraf
Add to this the interconnectedness of the global economy: when one country sneezes, the entire world catches the flu. It is high time for economists and greedy bankers to come out of the cocoon and listen to the question that the old granny asked twelve years back at the LSE.

Four Poems

By Goirick B
Silence won’t answer, will leave it to us.
For reasons, like lovers, must now disappear.
Mind floats, an empty boat, stories, grass;
Breathing out some of this coldness we fear.

Short shorts: Friendship under the cloud of the NRC

By Abu Siddik
The reporter was snoring. The teacher feared the worst – International Tribunal, the detention camp, the separation from children and wife and neighbours, loss of land and his ancestral sweet home! Shaken and terrified, he lay awake the whole night harbouring thousand alien fears.  

Short Story: Instagram Dream

By Anu Karippal
I saw that he was drinking and eating Palappam. Who takes a peg, even with appam? Only bloody Malayali Christians. Appam looked so tiny and out of shape, like it was made by an overtly pampered young man for the first time.

Four Poems

By Kashiana Singh
The arrows of your eyes pierce into a fog
You conquer hysteria with textured words
in flags of fingers festooned into poems

The Case for Multi-Party Politics

By Henry Kyambalesa
While the United States can be characterized as essentially being the only and exceptional example of a free-market socioeconomic system in the world today because it has complete private owner­ship of the means of pro­duc­tion and an extensive pluralistic social system, it should perhaps not be regarded as the kind of “democracy” that could be emulated by other countries due to the fact that it does not have a robust and an authentic multi-party political system.

Would Indian Muslims receive international support if they are stripped of citizenship?

By Shuma Talukdar
Should Muslims in India finds themselves in a state similar to that of the Rohingyas in Myanmar in the future, it would be unrealistic of them to hope of any support from the international community, for we have before us the precedent of the Rohingya, to whom the world turned its back, while they were subjected to ethnic cleansing and genocidal violence.